Motherboard: ASUS A7V8X Review :: Conclusion

12-03-2002 · Category: Motherboards

By Doc Overclock

So far this has been the best overall compatible and fully functioning KT400 motherboard to come into the lab as of yet. I had the least amount of compatibility issues when using this motherboard especially when it comes to different types of memory. Even though I use a standardized test setup I always try various parts and memory for issues of compatibility with the board in question to ascertain its true ability.

Even the latest DDR400 from OCZ worked without fail in the board as did the other 333/266 tested such as the Corsair and Crucial modules. Overclocking seems to come very easily to this board as well and as seen in the lab works well even when overclocked by 15 percent. ASUS is still maintaining a lead in the motherboard arena even though a lot of their fabrication is now coming from mainland China and not Taiwan as it has been in the past.

This is rumored to have brought ASUS quality down but you could not ascertain that from this board as it ran very well and the board was made in a high-quality fashion with attention to detail. Even the most discerning enthusiast will be hard pressed to find any major drawbacks to the A7V8X. I would like to thank Cathy from ASUS for providing this board for review, thanks Cathy. Scoring an impressive score of 91 pushes this board into the winners circle and earns it the coveted Editors choice award here at motherboards.org. Good job ASUS keep up the good work. Well until next time folks.

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