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We had a look at the revised nForce2 chipset a couple of months ago. Therefore, the NF7-S supports no more than four IDE drives total, which really shouldn’t be an issue with the vast majority of users and yes, even power users. He managed a reference clock of Privacy policy and Terms of Use. Barton core processors tempted enthusiasts with the promise of better performance gains thanks to a larger MB L2 cache and the prospect of a higher MHz FSB. Doing straight out of the box is an amazing feat in itself. High-End Workstation Performance continued

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nForce2 6-way Motherboard Roundup – December 2002

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This is what ExtremeOvercloking. Taking advantage of almost everything that the nForce2 has to offer, and adding their legendary Softmenu III BIOS and general stability, it should be a sterling performer.

This is definitely the best overclocking nForce 2 motherboard.

ABIT NF7-M nForce2 IGP Motherboard Review –

This seems nice, but remember that there will be some performance loss because of the Parallel to Serial conversion; on paper the performance loss shouldn’t be too great but we’ll be investigating that in the coming weeks. He managed a reference clock of Nvidia’s competition has been scrambling to catch up, and even newer chipsets like VIA’s KTA don’t appear to have enough muster when it comes to the benchmarks or feature lists. Check out the submission from I.


The motherboard is very well labelled, if you do not happen to know what a header does just look closely on the PCB and you’ll find a description. We have not tested any other boards for the AMD platform that were able to do this until now.

ABIT NF7-S Version Basic Features – nForce2 6-way Motherboard Roundup – December

AMD themselves had a go with their AMDbased motherboard, but that was more to do with getting the Athlon off and running. Return next week when we will focus on the AMD Socket platform and the motherboards, chips and scores that defined that particular era. Ships with the following: By reading this site you agree to our cookie policy. ASUS has three boards in the top ten and 5.

The company has two boards in the top ten and 4. Log in Don’t have an account? It looks formidable on paper.

ABIT NF7 – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – nForce2 SPP

The nForce Ultra was most popular with overclockers due to its ability reach higher clock speeds with independent CPU, memory and AGP overclocking. Today we continue our Mother Memory Lane series, shifting our focus back to the beginning of the last decade, to a time when AMD had the upper hand against Intel in terms of raw performance. The successor to the original nForce, aptly titled nForce2, promised greater levels of features, performance, stability, and a relatively low market price.

Let’s find out just what it can do against VIA’s finest. The AMD Athlon XP series arrived in and was an immediate hit with enthusiasts, offering superior performance than Intel equivalents, coupled with reasonably competitive prices.


The VIA KT and KT may well have been the most popular in terms of units shipped globally, but it lacked the necessary performance features that overclockers craved.

If you decide to upgrade out of vanity, or necessity, to a larger active Northbridge heatsink you’ll appreciate the fact that ABit have placed the fan header just a few millimeters up on the board. The current advantage of Serillel is that you can add an additional IDE drive to your system for a total of five instead of four.

Nothing exciting to note here, as this is pretty standard among nForce2 motherboards. We could run any test and the NF7-S passed all of them even running Prime 95 overnight.

Here you’ll be able to add a maximum of four USB 2. Soft Menu III, don’t ya love it?

CPU Frequency Although raw CPU frequencies are not really treated as true benchmarks today, they remain an important performance metric for most overclockers. I always like seeing a manufacturer use components which have a good reputation for quality on their products. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.