The CEO of Albatron was one of the key players at Gigabyte as they grew from OEM supplier to one of the four largest motherboard makers in the world. That expertise and attention has now been focused on Albatron. While the Albatron name is barely in its second year of existence, the motherboards and video cards have already earned a reputation as solid products built with the computer enthusiast in mind.

In our testing of the recent nVidia nForce2 Ultra 400 and VIA KT600 chipsets, we have seen that nForce2 has not lost the Athlon performance crown. VIA’s excellent KT600 chipset wins the features war, but nVidia has clearly remained the performance champion for now. In every benchmark series we run with Athlon, nVidia boards remain grouped ahead of the KT600 boards.

So, when we heard that Albatron had developed an enthusiast level nForce2 Ultra 400 board, we were anxious to take a look. Could the combination of the best-performing nForce2 Ultra 400 chipset with Albatron’s attention to the Computer Enthusiast “wish-list” produce the best nForce2 Ultra 400 board on the market?

Albatron KX18D PROII: Basic Features
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  • EricTheHarwareHacker - Sunday, March 14, 2004 - link

    I wonder which boards use cheap capacitors and whatnot. I don't want my machine to crash and burn 1-2 years down the road! Anand should cover such things that are hard for a buyer to know. Reply
  • Anonymous User - Wednesday, October 08, 2003 - link

    #6, you're an idiot, EVERYONE uses flash and its usage is only going to go up. Get a clue. Reply
  • Anonymous User - Sunday, October 05, 2003 - link

    Please stop using FLASH in the review. It is NOT "here to stay", on the contrary, it's on the way out, people are tired of it and often disable it... I for one won't disable flash, I'll just go elsewhere. I know, no tears for my leaving, but it IS a trend, alienating frequent visitors/participants at AT CAN'T be a good thing. Reply
  • Anonymous User - Saturday, September 20, 2003 - link

    Yeh, ever heard of abit nf7-s? Try it. Reply
  • Anonymous User - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - link

    The Abit NF7-S ver2.0 has memory to CPU ratio adjustments also. Reply
  • Wesley Fink - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - link

    Corrected. There are 3 slots as seen on other nForce2 Ultra 400 boards. Reply
  • Anonymous User - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - link

    On page 2 you mention "Four 184-pin DDR DIMM Slots
    in Dual-Channel Configuration" but on page 3, the picture only shows three.
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