Motherboard: Abit AT7-Max2 Review :: Performance Charts

09-18-2003 · Category: Motherboards

By Tolemac

Stability & Compatibility

Test System

  • Abit AT7-Max2 v1.0
  • AMD Athlon XP2200+
  • 512MB Crucial PC2700 CAS 2.5
  • Thermaltake Volcano 7+
  • Maxtor 40Gb DiamondMax 9 ATA 133
  • MSI GeForce 4 Ti 4200 8x 128Mb
  • Generic 56x CD-ROM

After making sure that the system was running stable, I started in on the performance testing and even ran a couple extra programs just to see how it would do. I like throwing Neverwinter Nights, Jedi Outcast and BurnIn Pro at both heatsinks and motherboards to see how they handle the rather high system loads these programs produce. The AT7-Max2 had no trouble with any of the tests, remaining solid and stable throughout.

Performance

I got a bit of a mixed bag here as far as the over-all performance is concerned. While none of the scores are below average for this type of board by any stretch, I was kind of surprised that it didn't do better on some of the tests. Don't get me wrong, this board is fast and stable and you can't ask for more than that, but I expected a little higher scoring on some of the benchmarks. Fortunately for you gamers out there, this is where this mobo really shines. Check out the Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament scores.

Motherboard Test Result Graph

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