The green jumpers control front audio connections. Given the self-imposed space constraints, ABIT did a masterful job of component placement on the board, with no crowding in evidence. The good news is that larger heatsinks can be mounted on the KV7 as evident by the humongous Zalman heatsink. There are three DIMM slots for memory installation, something that we will see across all of our KT motherboards today. This was the first time Softimage failed to function on a motherboard review sample though.

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The header is placed further away from the socket than in most motherboard designs. The benchmark tests showed a failure to complete one test in Specview Perf and Softimage failed to complete a frame render.

Adobe After Effects is a tool to produce motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, multimedia and the web. There are many more enthusiasts that are far better at the wonderful world of overclocking than I. There is no official benchmark for After Effects but tasks can be timed to show specific results. The ratios for memory settings that are available include: The fan looks like it can do a more effective job and may be at a lower cost per unit than traditional box fan and chipset heatsink.

In order to look at a finished frame a user must render the frame to disk which bypasses the GPU. The standard width is approximately 9. They also included a PCB guard under the clips for standard heatsink installation, to guard against accidental scrapes or slips during installation. Quite simply the KV7 has the promise for overclockers to dial in very precise settings but was reluctant to give up its secrets. Softimage works on somewhat similar principle to After Effects.


The Abit KV7 motherboard did not get along well with a lot of the memory that we were throwing at it while on the test bench. A project was created that was a combination of many video footage files, resizing and rasterizing effects, text animations and multiple layer effects.

The KV7 is only really flawed by the power and floppy connector placement and ABIT engineers have done a commendable job packing a lot of features onto an ATX motherboard that is 2. The KT may be the answer to a platform that is cheaper to implement thus the manufacturer can stay competitive in the mainstream market.

The north end of the socket is surrounded by capacitors that may present a problem for attaching larger base heatsinks. All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners.

The time taken to kv77 frames basically shows how fast the processor is working on the given task. Bios was optimized for system but not tweaked for any performance settings requiring specialized knowledge of overclocking.

ABIT KV7-V – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT Overview – CNET

Rarely are com ports used today and cutting one out may have saved a few more pennies. It is a tight space. The green jumpers control front audio connections. We really liked the broad range. It is our view that the KT chipset is still undergoing growing pains.

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ABIT KV7 – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT600

Temporary Internet files moved to K: The BIOS settings were kept as close to conservative or default value or as otherwise specified.

We made it harder to win awards as every product cannot win the race even if it places well. Take note that ABIT chose to use capacitors manufactured by the well-known Japanese semiconductor manufacturer Rubycon.

The ABIT engineers have done a very good job considering the reduced width but the awkward placement of the floppy and power connectors take away from the overall score.

These may result in lesser or greater scores dependent on variations in system components and settings. Abit KV7 This content was originally featured on Amdmb. This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

The two areas of concern with the board layout were the placement of the floppy connector along the outer edge of PCI slot 5 and the placement of the ATX power connector just above the Northbridge HSF. No animals, especially my cat, were harmed in the making of these benchmarks. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone. The northbridge fan is a debatable design feature.