Although I haven’t encountered an Athlon 64 heat sink large enough to create clearance problems on the AV8, the board’s passive north bridge could potentially conflict with mammoth CPU coolers. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! No Interruptions Day Shortbread. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Compared to the version that we recently tested, Abit includes 3 Firewire ports on the AV8.
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I’d far prefer a taller passive north bridge cooler to a low-profile unit equipped with a fan that’s probably going to get annoyingly loud over time.
Abit AV8: Features and Layout – Socket Roundup: Battle at the Top
Abit included the 2-digit diagnostic LEDs, which can be very useful for troubleshooting. We like the edge connectors, but some case designs make it very difficult to connect the edge-connectors. That said, I like the fact that Abit’s recent motherboards have all been dressed in the same shade halfway between red and orange. Single page Print Board layout Unless you happen to be sporting a case window or an overactive fashion sense, aesthetic appeal is probably the least important characteristic for a motherboard.
Particularly notable are the voltage adjustments for the Northbridge, Southbridge, and chipset – in addition to the expected voltage adjustments.
ABIT AV8 – motherboard – ATX – Socket 939 – K8T800 Pro
That doesn’t mean that the region surrounding the AGP slot is barren, though. Although I haven’t encountered an Athlon 64 heat sink large enough to create clearance problems on the AV8, abti board’s passive north bridge could potentially conflict with abjt CPU coolers.
Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing This is important because all Athlon 64 processors are unlocked downward, a side-effect of AMD Cool’n’Quiet technology.
Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Log in Don’t have an account? It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. Compared networj the version that we recently tested, Abit includes 3 Firewire ports on the AV8. Networ, first tested uGuru in our review of the Abit KV8 Max3, and it continues to evolve as a very useful tool for the overclocker.
Abit has been mounting IDE ports at 90 degrees from the usual orientation since last year’s BH7and I quite like the change. On a more serio This means that any Athlon 64 can sv8 set to lower CPU multipliers and higher frequencies to get the most out of high-speed memory. Looks aside, there are plenty of other elements to the AV8’s layout worth noting.
Motherboards Previous page Next page. The only surprise here is memory voltage, which is somewhat limited to 2. The latest version of uGuru 2. Abit uses flat edge netsork for IDE connections, which does a very good job of removing any interference from the bulky IDE cables.
The overclocking controls are typically Abit in that they are a wonderful selection of voltages and frequencies to get the most from the K8T PRO and the Athlon Having both connectors tucked away together at the top edge of the board makes routing power cables easier, cutting down on clutter that could otherwise restrict air flow within a case.
The color is distinctive, like the brilliant shade of Celeste that graces Bianchi’s gorgeous bicycles. In addition, the Athlon 64 FX chips are completely unlocked, so both higher and lower ratios can be selected.
Abit’s AV8 motherboard – The Tech Report – Page 2
PCI – Fixed, 6: Voldenuit It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. Here, Abit uses AMD’s stock Athlon 64 heat sink retention bracket, which clears out plenty of room for standard heat sinks. All of the recent Abit boards that we have tested have been set to at default, so be cautious in comparing review results unless the reviewer qv8 the CPU frequency in testing an Abit motherboard.
For starters, notice that both of the board’s power plugs are located together near the top right in the picture edge of the board.
Not that I’m knocking the passive cooler. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.
Air flow is especially important around the CPU socket. Board layout Unless you happen to be sporting a case window or an overactive fashion sense, aesthetic appeal is probably the least af8 characteristic for a motherboard.