|Abit KR7A-RAID Spec Sheet
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|Chipset||VIA Apollo KT266A VT8233|
|North Bridge||VIA VT8366A|
|Socket||Socket A (462)|
|Processor Types||Athlon, Athlon XP, Duron|
|Number of CPUs||1|
|Front Side Bus||266/200MHz|
|South Bridge||VIA VT8233|
|RAID||0, 1, 0+1|
|ABIT KR7A-RAID Scores|
|Stability and Compatibility||25|25|
|Package & Support||8|10|
This brand has been my favorite board for AMD CPU's for years. MSI just gets the crown by adding more features like USB 2.0 and sound. But this board is the best choice for overclockers. You can push the limits with this board. Actually performance was very good even when not overclocking. They didn't play with real frequency clock this time. It was by the book. You can change the voltage for memory. It has active cooling on chipset.
You can find most of the functions in our top 40-feature list on this board. Universal AGP, 6 PCI Slots, 4 Memory slots and the best of all Highpoint HPT372 UDMA 133 RAID controller are among those features.
It has shutdown on heat alarm function. Most of the times an AMD CPU will burn in seconds, but it is better than nothing. Manual, e-mail support, WinDVD Player and Norton Antivirus 2002 software (90 days trial so that didn't count), and frequent BIOS updates are included. The Packaging/Support got 8/10. Only one problem, don't phone them, I waited 35 minutes and 36 seconds on hold for phone support. If you have time and like to listen to radio enjoy it! And there is no keyboard power on this board, which I love to have.
Other than that, if you are not looking for an early USB 2.0 function and/or you are willing to buy a sound card, this board is exactly for you.