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Abit KR7A-RAID KT266A Motherboard Review

It beats the NForce in all our test benchmarks bar Quake3 and even then is only beaten by a small amount. However during its stay in the test system with the XP the waterblock fitment didn't seem to be perfect and temperatures were high. I was hoping for higher since the Abit KR7A-RAID has done closer to to 1. I'll Abit KR7A-RAID a few benchmarks at Mhz then a result using a different CPU on the same board to show you what it's really capable of. First off, the Sandra memory bench.

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While it's only a synthetic benchmark and real world performance is some way off this ideal figure when using common apps, it's still Abit KR7A-RAID impressive to see that when pushed, the chipset and memory controller can produce such impressive numbers. Unfortunately it is a very small number of applications that need bandwidth that high.

Games are often the usual Abit KR7A-RAID since they are the main drivers of hardware innovation these days. The graphics industry moves faster than the CPU industry at the moment and it's all down to games. Aquamark was a little different and didn't seem to respond to the clock and FSB increase very much at all.

Being heavily dependant on the DX8 rendering features on the graphics card, increasing card clocks would have had a bigger effect, however the increase is there nonetheless. As we mention above, Aquamark also responds a bit better to increases in the processing speed of the graphics card so overclocking the Gainward here would have Abit KR7A-RAID more pronounced effect on the score. Finally Quake3 to show what an increase in CPU clock and memory bandwidth has on the speed of the game. While the graph doesn't show it very well, performance at x, our lowest test resolution, is over fps at As we increase the resolution and therefore the dependance on card fillrate, the increase in performance for the overclocked system becomes less and less.

Increasing card clocks along with the system overclock would further increase performance. So while the motherboard wasn't able to take the XP very high due Abit KR7A-RAID heat issues we can still examine the performance increases we did get.

It's worth noting that at Mhz FSB, even with the most aggressive performance options Abit KR7A-RAID in the BIOS, the system was perfectly stable for all the tests. Granted testing time was short but nonetheless no problems were encountered. Overclocked performance at Mhz was impressive Abit KR7A-RAID the increase in memory bandwidth at the new speed was very welcome since the processor front side bus also increased and with it the amount of memory bandwidth it can access. What does that mean for its spec? Well, it's pretty sparse.

Depending on your priorities, though, this board could look pretty stacked. It's all about perspective.


Instead, Abit gives you six PCI slots that you can load Abit KR7A-RAID with whatever you want. The board itself isn't totally bare, though. Opulence for Abit KR7A-RAID enthusiast Pretty good. United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.

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United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website. Find other tech and computer products like this over Abit KR7A-RAID Amazon Canada's website. It took ABIT a lot of time and hard work to gain their reputation among hardware enthusiasts, there is no way they would give it up without a fight  Onboard RAID‎: ‎HighPoint HPT (RAID 0, 1. Abit has chosen not to walk the integrated line with its new KR7A-RAID.


Instead, the board is a foundation, based around VIA's KTA chipset.

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