As the computer hardware enthusiast world turns, so does ABIT, generally regarded as the leading enthusiast motherboard maker in the world based on their track record over the last two years. All motherboard makers produce an enthusiast motherboard that turns out to be a lemon. ASUS has done it, MSI has done it, Gigabyte has done it, and ABIT has done it. However, ABIT has been much more consistent with their offerings in the last 18 months or so, which is why we give them the nod over ASUS, generally regarded as the best motherboard maker for reliable desktop motherboards.

Anyway, today we take a close look at ABIT’s latest creation, the KV7. The KV7 is powered by VIA’s KT600 chipset. The KT600 chipset was updated to include official support for 400MHz FSB Athlon XP processors several months ago, and finally hit retail channels last July. If you took a look at the half a dozen or so KT600 motherboard reviews that we’ve published the last few weeks, you would have noticed that all the KT600 motherboards we’ve tested so far have reached in excess of 400MHz FSB, and most of the time, well beyond. This is normal for any Socket A motherboard; the difference is in how much further you can go beyond 400MHz FSB, and today, like any AnandTech motherboard review, we really stress test the KV7 to see exactly how much juice we can squeeze out of this board.

ABIT KV7: Basic Features
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  • Anonymous User - Sunday, September 21, 2003 - link

    Hey morons - get a Life.

    To All Other human beings:

    Does This Board unlock The Tbreds Multiplier wise?
    Reply
  • Anonymous User - Sunday, September 14, 2003 - link

    I am sorry if you are upset because I point out errors in your posts, #32. It is not that I think I am smart, it is that these things just pop out at me. In the sentence that begins with "Good lord," a comma should go between "forum" and "so" to separate the clauses. Hope this helps. Talk to you soon! Reply
  • Anonymous User - Sunday, September 14, 2003 - link

    Man, can't you come up with anything new? Your posts all follow the same formula:

    Step 1: A sarcastic response to my post
    Step 2: Repeat whatever I said in my post (i.e. state the obvious
    Step 3: A useless suggestion

    Your excessive use of sarcasm has reached the point of making me sick. I wonder if you're like this in real life... makes me feel sorry for the people around you. At the same time, I find it pretty funny too because I bet you really do think you're smart, and you're probably trying to prove it to everyone all the time. That was probably how this whole thing started. You wanted to prove me wrong for being "cold and rude" and show everyone who reads these comments how righteous you are, and by being sarcastic show them how "intelligent" you are. I'm sorry buddy, but we're no longer in high school; it takes much more than knowing how to use sarcasm to show you're intelligent. You probably didn't expect a response after patting yourself on the back for making your original comment, and now you're struggling like mad to try and save whatever face you have left. HAHA I hope that in your next post, you'll try and be a little more original, because quite frankly, you're getting pretty boring and predictable.

    Oh yes, instead of making multiple posts, I'll just keep everything all in one post.

    PUAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA You must be flaming mad because I'm so "stupid" and ruined your little plan.

    And now everyone, here is Mr. Hypocrite once again:

    "This is not my definition of professionalism, so I choose to discontinue my dialog with someone who cannot maintain a professional discourse."

    Good lord, I don't want to insult anyone else in this forum so I won't question your sexuality, aight? Have a nice weekend!!!

    BAHAHHAHAHAAHAA!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Anonymous User - Sunday, September 14, 2003 - link

    In response to your post as #28, I am flattered, but at the same time somewhat embarrassed, by the high regard in which you hold me. I appreciate it.

    While all of your posts are truly gems, I found your last as #30 to be particularly valuable. It is a significant improvement over your post as #29, where you chose to simply copy a sentence from a prior post of mine. Further, I am very pleased that I have been able to encourage you to desist from your use of vulgarity as your means of expression in a professional context.

    As to what my point was, please reread my previous posts the next time you are looking for sentences to copy. Hope to hear from you soon!
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  • Anonymous User - Sunday, September 14, 2003 - link

    PUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA!!!! Reply
  • Anonymous User - Sunday, September 14, 2003 - link

    This is not my definition of professionalism, so I choose to discontinue my dialog with someone who cannot maintain a professional discourse. Reply
  • Anonymous User - Sunday, September 14, 2003 - link

    puhahahhahaa, couldn't resist, could you? To be totally honest now, I really look up to you and think you're really smart, so I'd love to continue responding to you and proving your initial point. I mean god, this is just so great, isn't it? I hope you keep responding. =)

    So um... what was your original point? Dude I totally missed it, if you could enlighten me please? I'm not as intelligent as you, so if you'd just remind me what it was, I'd be extremely grateful. Okay, I think that's about it, can't wait for your response. ;)
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  • Anonymous User - Saturday, September 13, 2003 - link

    I am sorry you misundertood my last post, #26. I meant that it was no fun because it was boring, not because I was impressed with your continued vulgarity. However, it is difficult to resist when I know you will just keep posting as long as I do, particularly when you prove my initial point with every message you write. Looking forward to your next post . . . Reply
  • Anonymous User - Saturday, September 13, 2003 - link

    Aw, poor baby, so it's no longer fun for you? I guess it's no fun when the person you're being an asshole to gives you back the same treatment. I hope you had fun counting and numbering my sentences though... that must have been quite a task. I mean, I had trouble following along with your description of my mistakes, and I had the benefit of someone already numbering them out for me. Of course, I'm not as smart as you are, so maybe that's why I had difficulty. Anyhow, I hope you will stop being a hypocrite and actually *do* the things you will say you will (discontinue your dialog, for example). Oh, and uh, lighten up!!! =) Reply
  • Anonymous User - Saturday, September 13, 2003 - link

    #24 As noted in my post as #22, I have continued to post because it was fun. It has now ceased being so. I am particularly taken aback by your use of vulgarity in what you acknowledge is a professional site. This is not my definition of professionalism, so I choose to discontinue my dialog with someone who cannot maintain a professional discourse. At the same time, I find it moderately amusing that you have adopted a sarcastic tone (e.g., "poor, hurt feelings" Evan) after having derided me earlier for posting sarcastically.

    Finally, I must confess that I find your posts difficult to follow because of your incorrect omission of commas. For your benefit, I want to point out that commas should go between "site" and "and" and between "comment" and "I" in the third sentence; between "hurt" and "anyway" in the fifth; and between "words" and "my" in the thirteenth. You also have omitted a word, a required conjunction, in the fourteenth sentence. Please take the time to make your posts more readable. Thanks. haha
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