Nothing exciting to note here, as this is pretty standard among nForce2 motherboards. ABIT has been trying to separate themselves from other motherboard manufacturers as much as possible lately. High-End Workstation Performance continued 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. This meant that the nForce was essentially wasting all that extra memory bandwidth and when the onboard video was enabled, it used the 2.

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It looks formidable on paper. ASUS has three boards in the top ten and 5.

You can find the submission from I. It supported nr7-s range of K7 architecture AMD processors and core designs that spanned the period from to Something I was extremely happy to see was that the NF7-M was only using Rubycon capacitors, nothing else. I always like seeing a manufacturer use components which have a good reputation for quality on their products. Soft Menu III, don’t ya love it?

Review: ABIT NF7-S nForce2 – Mainboard –

In only half a year, nVIDIA have dethroned the previous champion chipsets from VIA and have created quite a reputation for themselves in the stable high performance chipset arena. We could run any test and the NF7-S passed all of them even running Prime 95 overnight. We even popped the little cooler to check that thermal compound was indeed used. This is good news for the overclockers out there because this means the NF7-M has the potential to overclock high – or at least that is nfrce the word on the street nfodce to indicate – but you never with a hundred percent certainty.


Motherboard Memory Lane: AMD Socket A, Abit NF7-S V2.0 and AMD Athlon 2500+

Finally we come to the classic SuperPi 32M benchmark, an important benchmark in terms of historical relevance. Connectivity-wise, the nForce2 now features a six-port USB 2. Our AMD series of articles kicks off with the classic Socket Aa CPU socket and platform which many us will recall with fondness, not least because it also involved some memorably overclockable processors. If you feel in need of a refresher, head over here for Ryszard’s take on it.

Quick summation shows that we have support for FSB processors, twinbank technology capable of delivering up to 6. On paper, the nForce was the ultimate in chipset technology, on the actual front line; the nForce had some major flaws which we will re-cap on now.

nForce2 6-way Motherboard Roundup – December 2002

Log in Don’t have an account? ABIT has been trying to separate themselves from other motherboard manufacturers as much as possible lately.

Stacked with technology and useful features, ABIT have their interpretation up and raring to go. Socket A motherboards supported a broad number of chipset designs that included the VIA KT and Nvidia nForce Ultra series, both popular choices with motherboard manufacturers.

Subscribe to our Newsletter. NVIDIA, the behemoth graphics card firm, last year ventured into the Socket A environment with a technological tour-de-force in their original nForce motherboard. While it’s not a DirectX 8-compliant part, it’s still a pretty respectable GPU for an onboard solution.


However, it failed to achieve much headway due to its poor overclockability and high price. At FSB, we had no problems at all.

And now, they are back with the second generation nForce chi;set Won’t you please settle this for us. Not only was the performance of the nForce well below expectations but it took nearly half a year from launch date till the chipset would be widely available.

In the Socket A era, we find the enthusiast segment to be quite different with Abit proving to be the motherboard manufacturer of choice with overclockers on HWBOT. 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.

Add to Reddit Bookmark this article: Click to find abig more. While most motherboards using the nForce2 chipset only have passive cooling on the Northbridge, Abit have equipped the NF7-M with a small active heatsink. It was manufactured using a nm 0. Chipsset five bit PCI slots you won’t have any problems adding in future expansion cards if desired either.