Overall the KV7 does trail but not by a tremendous amount. The northbridge fan is a debatable design feature. Being a close competitor in some tests is outweighed by not being able to run the race at all in other tests. Products should fulfill your needs, have acceptable longevity, and as a pleasant side effect…exceed your expectations. The benchmark tests showed a failure to complete one test in Specview Perf and Softimage failed to complete a frame render. Rarely are com ports used today and cutting one out may have saved a few more pennies.

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Temporary Internet files moved to K: There is no official benchmark for After Effects but tasks can be timed to show specific results. These improvements may be more of a benefit to the manufacturer than the enthusiast as many are discovering.

Three DIMM sockets are worth noting. The main power connector is tucked under the socket area very close to the heatsink. The clip that secures the Abti power connector is also hard to get to for uninstalling it, as it lies directly between a capacitor and the power header for the north bridge heatsink.

The system builder for a company or retailer can build a computer that meets the performance needs of today with a lot of the required options.

ABIT KV7 – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT Overview – CNET

A faster and more powerful video card will translate to a smoother interface where complex scenes can be manipulated in real time. Most likely a screwdriver will have to be used to aid in attaching heatsink clips. Quake III high quality.


The vk7 tested was a pre-production sample, version 0. Even the optical output is included.

ABIT is an industry-leading motherboard manufacturer due to their unyielding commitment to quality and performance. Note that Softimage does not have an interface to real-time preview a finished frame as unlike After Effects. Here we can cjipset the FSB settings and multiplier adjustments. Is Topre Realforce the Realthing?

Some of the other boards we reviewed on the KT chipset had a well-organized, color-coded headers. However, the layout is identical to production boards. The power trunk comes from the PSU and usually loops towards the front of the case then back to the board. Floppy Port supports up to 2.

ABIT KV7-V – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT600

This will be explained further on in the review. The AGP slot has a decent retention clip and the 5 PCI slots should be more than adequate for all users considering the features that Abit has included on the motherboard.

Right now David has only tossed a couple of rocks and they fall a bit short…but not much.

When memory is used in pairs installed into DIMM 1 and 2 the board bait prone to desktop crashes. A quarter century tour; a Space Marine’s job is never done.


Rendering, or the task of building and compiling frames, is mainly CPU intensive and After Effects generally bypasses the video card and relies solely on the processor for speed. The case headers bottom corner of the board, below the IDE ports are hard to read and require you to get the manual out to really see where each of the jumpers needs to go.

ABIT KV7 Motherboard Review

Given the self-imposed space constraints, Abiy did a masterful k7v of component placement on the board, with no crowding in evidence. Needless to say, this placement will make it tough for the installer as well.

Note the way the floppy cable crosses over the PCI slots. The northbridge fan is a debatable design feature. The downside is the location of the power connector. Stability is an issue. News [H]ard Forum Settings.

The minimalist approach allows ABIT to produce a product at a very cost competitive price point that the system builder or consumer will like. We really liked the broad range.