Review : Gigabyte GA7VXP KT400

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 01 2002 @ 11:58 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Overclockers New Zealand has reviewed the Gigabyte GA7VXP KT400 Motherboard :
I can not say much about KT-400 chipset. Personally, I think it is another experiment product released by VIA. I see NO reason for people to upgrade from their KT-266A or KT-333 motherboard. The performance improvements, if any, do not justify the expenditure. Also, if you decide to get a KT-400 motherboard, do not run it at 133/200 mode as it is generally a bit slower than 133/166 mode.

The 7VAXP is a stable and feature rich board from Gigabyte. The support for USB2.0, firewire, twin channel IDE raid and internal CPU reading are a plus for the OEM builders. The board would be fine for a moderate overclocking.

The limited tweaking and overclocking options prevent this board from entering the enthusiastic market. Also, the lack of the 4 mounting holes rules out any extreme overclocking as high end HSF or waterblock can not be used. (Note: You can not drill the 4 holes yourself. There are plenty of traces around the socket area.)

Review Link : Overclockers New Zealand

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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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