While the current limits of the MP core are yet to be hit, Macci, currently top of the 3DMark charts and the first person to break has had a 1. Given time, we will see a lot more 1. So, what about the KG7-RAID as a whole, taking into consideration features, layout, initial performance out of the box and subsequent performance when overclocked and tweaked? It really is a decent improvement over Thunderbird and while the CPU carries a price premium at the moment, they are a good investment. You get complete control of the DDR memory timings and comprehensive control of all the tweakable elements of the PCI configuration registers and the chipset including AGP options. I only switched from the KKR when I found out that revision 1.
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The bar has been set very high, but Abit has never let down its users before, and they don’t plan to start doing so now.
SoftMenu III makes a raiid welcome appearance on the KG7-RAID and in this implementation, paired with the northbridge; Abit has given us an insane amount of adjustable options with regards to tweaking and overclocking.
While the current limits of the MP core are yet to be hit, Macci, currently top of the 3DMark charts and the first person to break has had a 1. Features like Wake on LAN and the IrDA header, while not used by everyone, are cheap to implement and keep those who need the features happy.
Abit KG7-RAID AMD Motherboard Review | PC Perspective
The jury is still out whether tweaking the memory voltage can really help when it comes to overclocking, but we’ll continue to investigate. This board is no exception. I have to say real world performance has increased too. Holding down the reset button for a few seconds and letting will bring the machine to life eventually, but it can take many tries and quite a few minutes to coax it into life. Having it all in the BIOS is a major bonus with the power to tweak almost all aspects of the system at your fingertips.
Has the wait been worth it?
Linux and the Abit KG7-RAID motherboard
Now it’s one thing to include 4 DIMM slots on a motherboard, but it’s an entirely different thing to ensure that they all work properly, without sacrificing stability or performance. AMD officially announced their production halt on the chipset last month, but there are still plenty of these chipsets lying around and being used in production boards.
The actively cooled northbridge faid becoming routine and expected so no surprises there. Next up we have 3DMark from MadOnion.
Abit KG7-RAID AMD 760 Motherboard Review
For me at least, on this board, rair means an extra twist of the cable and obscures the 2 fan header to the right of the connector. Click to find out more. So, to conclude the testing at 1. Provisional thumbs up to Abit on this one, as long as they solve the boot issues!
Previously I had a pre week 31 Athlon 1. It posts a good score, edging up on the 1.
There are a total of six PCI slots. A quick bit of wheeler dealing and I found kgg7 in the possession of a new week 31 chip. Farewell to a Beauty by Mike Andrawes on November 3, 4: As we can see, the memory bandwidth of the board is particularly impressive.
Review: ABIT KG7 RAID – Mainboard –
Looking at the EV6 bus like this, let us see just how well the AMD seventh generation platform kh7 scaled. A minor issue, but one not present on the IWill.
Lastly on my list of layout niggles is the ATX connector being at 90 degrees to the top horizontal edge. From the picture and looking at the actual motherboard, we can see the layout is fairly standard.
daid This content was originally featured on Amdmb. Currently running at between 1. The placement of 5 huge capacitors on the south edge of the socket may put some people with large heatsinks off from purchasing the board.
Overclocking is great and there are plenty of tweaks to keep the enthusiast happy until KTA and NForce hit.