Top marks to Asus for once again producing an impeccably behaving motherboard. This sound chip capable of 5. When set to 1. The Asus at Mhz takes an expected lead in this test. Just a brief glimpse reveals that Asus have loaded the board with some rather nice goodies.

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The scaling of the Asus at Mhz informs us of that. The socket has plenty of room around it ensuring that even large coolers f relatively easy to fit. When Asus is mentioned with respect to motherboards, what do you think?.

FSB adjustment can be made in 1Mhz increments from – Mhz respectively. One thing to take away from this test is the impressive performance all-round. This is Asus’ interpretation of how a KTA should a77v266 and perform. All trademarks, logos, and copyrights are property of their respective owners.

However, we at Hexus expect a motherboard to perform well at stock speeds, we look at motherboard manufacturers to provide that something extra, whether it be with new, innovative features or with outstanding performance.

Our trusty av266 friend, SiSoft Sandra, leads the way. The power requirements are high on all Athlon system boards so a W or better power supply will be needed for optimal stability with the A7VE.

Motherboard: Asus A7VE :: Features ::

Will the situation be mirrored in Serious Sam 2?. I have yet to even see or hear of a market ready ACR slot product available so this is wasted real estate and should have been the home of a sixth PCI slot.


The usual power and system setup options are present too. We know that many of our readers are interested in SETI. Out attention is immediately drawn to the number of jumpers and dip-switches on the board, something we are seeing less of these days. By reducing the multiplier to 8x, we were able to hit a stable FSB of Mhz. As has been mentioned above, the board can be set to jumper-free mode by changing the position of one jumper. Everything is stowed away neatly. We’ve not seen this before, presumably it ensures compatibility with the different processors.

This boded well for our overclocking efforts. The board packaging is subtle and not completely over-the-top like some. We see the standard PCI slots 5, 32bit, 33Mhz flanked by a rather oddly placed floppy port.

We’re somewhat q7v266 by the performance of the Asus with the stock XP. We don’t like to see this happen, but in the cut-throat world of motherboard manufacturing, any increase in performance, however gained, is more than welcome. We re-ran the test a number of times and found the results to be consistent.

We’ll start the ball rolling with one of our favourites, namely 3DMark SE. Let’s pay a visit to page 1 of our benchmarker’s Bible and try the old favourite that is Quake a7c266.


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Top marks to Asus for once again producing an impeccably behaving motherboard. Strong performances all-round here.

Our visual preferences were xx32 Normal settings. The modes can be toggled by changing the position of the JEN jumper located at the bottom right of the board. This synthetic benchmark stresses the CPU, memory sub-system and graphics card to the limit.

You receive an excellently written main instruction manual, a quick setup guide for those who simply want to fire the motherboard up with the minimum of reading, a USB 1. Through preliminary tests we were able to ascertain that SETI is extremely sensitive to memory bandwidth. A similar story to the Pifast results, one that should come as no surprise by now. We ran the board continuously for well over 16 hours with Prime95 and SETI both taxing the system simultaneously.

We mentioned that the Asus seems to over-supply voltage at any given setting.