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No faults with the manual at all. While it’s only a synthetic benchmark and real world performance is some way off this ideal figure when using common apps, it’s still quite impressive to see that when pushed, the chipset and memory controller can produce such impressive numbers. However, beware of the location and orientation of the port if you need to use it. I’ll show a few benchmarks at Mhz then a result using a different CPU on the same board to show you what it’s really capable of. Their “soft menu” BIOS has allowed users to easily tweak all of their PC’s settings in order to squeeze every last ounce of performance out of it. Abit skipped the KT entirely unlike many manufacturers that brought out KT boards and are now updating their product lines with updated boards. It’s all about perspective.

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Apart from that awkward layout, everything else is standard. You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

Abit’s KR7A-RAID motherboard

Additionally, the new crop of performance motherboards is coming equipped with all sorts of integrated peripherals. I was hoping for the usual USB ports too, but they weren’t present. Also, the board uses the full 9 hole ATX mount system, however the farthest right 3 holes didn’t match to any holes on my YY Cube case.

Because of this, the board did not fair as well as we are used to seeing Abit boards do against the competition.

Unfortunately it is a very small number of applications eaid need bandwidth that high.

ABIT KR7A-RAID, Socket A, AMD Motherboard | eBay

However performance is excellent when you get it tweaked to the jr7a of its ability. This is becoming a problem as far as board sales go. Bus Speed Options – MHz. More on that later.


After thorough testing, Abit smartly decided to hold off on producing a motherboard based on the KT chipset. Dell returns raod the stock market after six years.

Abit KR7A- Raid (Socket A)

The memory benchmark is slightly above what Rk7a expects for the chipset and is possibly due to timing improvements made by Abit before release.

While the overall front side bus speed would be low due to the high locked multiplier of It’s worth noting that at Mhz FSB, even with the most aggressive performance options enabled in the BIOS, the system was perfectly stable for all the tests. Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing Not bad for AMD’s new baby and simple watercooling.

Generally, though, you should be fine with most hard drive and floppy locations. It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. Moving along the top edge we hit 2 more capacitors before coming across 2 CPU fan raif flanked very closely with the vertically oriented ATX connector.

Abit’s KR7A-RAID motherboard – The Tech Report – Page 1

While the graph doesn’t show it very well, performance at x, our lowest test resolution, is over fps at While their volume of sales worldwide is not quite as impressive in comparison to others such as Asus and ECS, when you factor in their lack of OEM sales, the sales numbers are very good indeed. This placement might be a problem if you’re running a bigger case, as standard ribbons might not reach the ports.


This is because it touted lackluster performance and had serious USB issues. So while the motherboard wasn’t able to take the XP very high due to heat issues we can still examine the performance increases we did get. LG HU85L projector needs but two inches to cast a 90″ picture. The first to truly introduce the world to overclocking processors, Abit introduced many features that we see today as almost being standard.

Over 60fps x is the magic number here. So lets take a peek at the board itself and see what AMD have done with the chipset.

DDR memory technology, where data is available on the rise and fall of the clock signal driving the memory module and memory controller, has taken off in a big way since its release and it’s now almost impossible to buy a new AMD system without DDR memory. Aquamark was a little different and didn’t seem to respond to the clock and FSB increase very much at all.

Is Topre Realforce the Realthing? Not really an every day setup but it shows you what the motherboard can do when pushed and what a little watercooling can do for your overclocks. This new memory interface made a significant difference in the chipset’s performance, and raised the bar for its competitors, SiS and ALi.