This ABIT’s top board based on the iP chipset is a bright example of an image product the release of which was preceded the intensive advertizing campaign. Find great deals for ABIT IC7-MAX3, Socket , Intel Motherboard. Shop with confidence on eBay!. ABIT IC7 MAX3 – Taking Canterwood to the MAX. AMD Athlon 64 has taken most of the spotlight over the past month but we shouldn’t forget.

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Appearances can be deceiving, though.

Review: ABIT IC7-MAX3 – Mainboard –

This is no board that you buy because you want as much as possible for your money; this is a board you buy because you want the worst there is. Built around the Intel P chipset, it efficiently handles data flows between the connected devices. On to the SPECviewperf tests. And you can’t help it by closing the PC case. The Springdale based IS7-G comes in last. Socket F Computer Motherboard for Intel. This is zbit board for the people just have to have the best stuff at all times; the guys that clock their computers the highest and win OS in 3DMark.

Four of them are handled by a Silicon Image circuit and the other two are handled by the southbridge, with RAID0 support of course. Accessories Package of a new design; Documentation: While overclocked, the MAX3 impress us heavily. One area of good design is in the cable ic7-mac3.

The three Canterwood boards perform almost identically while the IS7 comes in last. Ratings and Reviews Write a review.

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ABIT IC7-MAX3 – motherboard – ATX – Socket 478 – i875P

FireWire ports are only three of but it is more than enough in most cases. Since the OTES cooling goes half-way around the socket on one of the sides, it is quite tight there as well. A big thank goes to ABIT for making this review possible. That the IS7 can take the lead with a marginal like that is amazing. The sound is as usual an AC97 codec-based one and provides six channels if you want. If the integrated features are insufficient, you always have five PCI slots to fill up.

This item doesn’t belong on this page. The IDE contacts are still placed side-by-side and we concluded it to be a good thing. Especially as a reviewer want to be able to change memory modules without having to take out the graphics card and this is an impossibility with this card; at least if you use a newer high-end cards.

ABIT IC7 MAX3 – Taking Canterwood to the MAX

It depends on the PC case type and the way the devices are positioned. The IS7 takes the lead with fps.

Save on Motherboards Trending price is based on prices over abitt 90 days. Shortly, not ordinary people, but that is also some of the charm of the MAX boards. The chipset fan was changed for a basic fan, just to know.

This is a function that raises the cards performance by optimizing the timings the card is working with. Sure the carton, manuals and so on are well-designed but the physical accessories feel quite parsimonious for a board of this caliber.

Time abt head over to the performance tests, but before that, a brief put together of the test systems.


Attention is almost immediately focussed on the unusual-looking addition to the right of the CPU socket. It’s all intuitively easy to comprehend.

The only place where you can find much space around the socket is on the left side. Surely, it gets a little tight in some places which mostly depends on the OTES cooling ic7-ax3 up much space, but the card never feels difficult to work with.

Here you can find all functions you want. The only real difference is that the Silicon Image circuit on this board can take up to four extra S-ATA units while the old ic7-mmax3 only took two. The layout is not very handy because of a great number of the controllers and connectors installed. IC7-MAX3 is simply the closest thing you can get to a luxurious mainboard to date, and as usual with ablt merchandise, all reasoning goes straight out through the windows when finally stuck.

If you want to connect other things than disks and CD recorders, it can be done via one of the eight USB with ease. Click to find out agit. The target is, as aforementioned, to cool power supplying components and capacitors to increase the stability of the system, especially when overclocking. ABIT has engineered another fantastic motherboard that you just iic7-max3 to own. See all 2 pre-owned listings. The bundled brackets and on-board ports will still omit 2 USB2. Honestly, I was quite dissapointed with the packaging of the MAX3.

Another nifty feature are the green LEDs that shine when the board is operational.