7/15/2000: The first badges of ABIT and ASUS for Socket A
Although until September one does not wait for a significant presence in the shops of teams based on the new processors of AMD Duron and Athlon Thunderbird for socket Socket A, the manufacturers of basic badges already begin presenting his offers for these mikes. This group of badges uses the chipset ROUTE KT133, which gives them support of the last technologies: AGP 4X, 133 MHz SDRAM and advanced administration of energy.
The new motherboard KT7 of ABIT counts with 3 grooves DIMM that he supports even 1,5 GB of RAM, and as his antecesora for Slot A (the KA7 already analyzed in Conozca his Hardware) does not count with integrated sound not slot AMR (who needs them?), but yes with 6 grooves PCI, 1 groove ISA and up to 4 ports USB.
New characteristics for the dissipation of heat and the electrical consumption, and especially the SoftMenuIII, do of this motherboard the whole sleep for the overclockers. Neither more nor less than 84 available speeds of bus (from 100 to 183 MHz), in addition to there allows to change the multiplier of the CPU (although AMD warns that this possibility will be withdrawn from his CPUs inside very little).
For his part, the ASUS A7V has between his strong points the possibility of supporting up to 7 ports USB, in addition to a checker IDE UDMA/100 optionally and adjustment of bus of MHz in MHz (curiously, these two characteristics are typical of the badges ABIT, more than of the ASUS).
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