A few of the power regulation capacitors crowd the heatsink bracket a bit, so you may have to avoid certain massive coolers. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Instead, they’ve concentrated on refining features, improving performance, and tweaking that all-important SoftMenu BIOS in an attempt to give consumers the best motherboard possible. However, we also report the xx32 tests so you can gauge how a similarly equipped system might handle games at playable resolutions. Customize The Tech Report
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Abit had to sacrifice one nine pin serial port, but one serial port is still available. Now it won’t run more than an hour without BSOD.
Abit IC7-G User Manual: Additional Usb Port Headers [fp-usb1, Fp-usb2]
We use a number of encoding apps here to stress the system. Dressing up a high-end Canterwood board in brown and turquoise is about as wrong as applying the same color scheme to a Porsche.
Barring some high-end users, the vast majority of users should do fine just fine with two Serial ATA connectors and the Primary and Secondary IDE connectors, especially since Serial ATA drives are not by any means being shipped in great quantities, nor do they provide a significant performance advantage over IDE drives.
The third test involved using Lightwave 3D 7. Media encoding for home and professional use is becoming more popular, as more users rip audio to their hard drives, or edit home movies.
This arrangement allows for very efficient routing of the bulky I7c-g cables to maximize airflow throughout the case.
We review ABIT’s feature packed addition to the line up. When we get to the multitasking tests, the IC7-G really proves its mettle.
In fact the IC7 lacks onboard Ethernet altogether. No Interruptions Day Shortbread. Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing Our 3D Studio rendering tests have increased in number, 22 the ussb scenes provided on the supplemental disc shipped with 3D Studio 5.
Since the IC7-G includes a rear FireWire port, you must use the two onboard headers and the bundled two-port FireWire bracket to activate your remaining two ports.
Abit IC7-G Max II Motherboard Review – ExtremeTech
Abit only ships drivers, Acrobat Reader and a hardware monitoring utility with the board. Accessories, such as cables and rear panel connectors, are packed in unadorned white boxes, with the driver CD and manual in a compact, foldout box that can actually be stored on a bookshelf.
This is a stable board, though you can get yourself into trouble tweaking the SoftMenu settings, which may lead you to the conveniently marked CMOS clear jumper. As if that weren’t enough, Abit peppers the IC7-G with an array of blue, turquoise, and purple components that even I know clash with the brown backdrop.
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Abit’s IC7-G motherboard – The Tech Report – Page 1
On a more serio The northbridge itself is actively cooled by a colorful HSF unit, held on with a variation on the standard ABIT northbridge hold down mechanism. On a more serio Multitasking Scenarios We also tested the impact of Hyper-Threading by using three different multitasking scenarios. The board itself is a complete solution, offering a myriad of features and the performance to match. This is one of the few boards that I have come across that I can find almost no fault in its layout whatsoever.
The rest of the encoding tests show performance as being fairly even with the middle of the pack.
Abit’s IC7-G motherboard
The average desktop user won’t have much of a use for this technology, but anyone that is transferring a significant amount of data over gigabit Ethernet will enjoy the bus. In all our Direct3D gaming tests, one pattern holds pretty steady: In the first test, we ran uab Norton Antivirus scan in parallel with a scripted suite of Adobe Photoshop Elements filters. Three of the four board jumpers are located just above oc7-g CPU socket as well.