Super7 Motherboard Comparisonby Anand Lal Shimpi on March 10, 1998 12:57 PM EST
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|Many thought the Socket-7 Motherboard World was dead after the release of Intel's Pentium II, which required a new type of motherboard based on a Slot CPU interface, called Slot-1. Others believed that Socket-7 still had a bit of energy left in it and was just waiting for the right processor to breathe some life into the aging standard. For those of you that have been patient, the wait is finally over, that very processor has come along: Advanced Micro Devices' K6-2. The glimmer at what seemed to be the end of the Socket-7 tunnel is revealing a completely new world outside of the confinements of darkness.|
|With the BX motherboards out on the market
today, you could pretty much choose just about any BX motherboard out there and be pleased
with your system overall. Unfortunately that is not the case with Socket-7
AGP/Super7 motherboards. There are many other factors to consider aside from whether
or not a motherboard supports a certain FSB setting, this is where things get more
complicated. There are three different companies competing for the same ground with
their Socket-7 AGP/Super7 chipsets, all with their own strengths, weaknesses, and each one
tailored to suit a different individual user. When dealing with Slot-1 motherboards,
there is one and only one real choice, BX all the way.
Now, in a more complex, and potentially powerful motherboard market, armed with the untamed power of the AMD K6-2 making a decision as to which Socket-7/Super7 motherboard is right for you can be quite difficult. Let's see which motherboard(s) come out on top as AnandTech compares 10 of the best Socket-7 AGP/Super7 motherboards on the market today...