AOpen AX4SG Max Springdale motherboard review

Posted on Friday, July 04 2003 @ 14:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
With the launch of the new 800MHz FSB Pentium 4 CPU's Intel also announced two new chipsets, the Canterwood for high performance systems, and the Springdale chipset which is a little bit cheaper. The only big difference between both is that the Canterwood chipset supports ECC (Error Correcting) Memory and officialy supports Intels PAT (Performance Acceleration Technology). But more about that later because some motherboard makers have enabled the PAT on their Springdale motherboards. Probally the Canterwoods have passed some sort of quality test, I guess that is the real difference between these two chipsets. The motherboard we have on our test bench for this review is a Springdale one from AOpen, the AOpen AX4SG Max.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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