Voldenuit It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. Next up the multimedia benchmark. This can be overcome with a modified bios that allows up to 1. I ran the test five times at each speed, and each time the difference ranged between points. The Rambus options are for the divider, which can be set at MHz for a 3x divider, MHz for a 4x divider, or set to Auto. First, there are three stacked USB ports.

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Fortunately, having all the IDE ports at the top of the board allows cables to reach the top drive bays of full-tower cases easily. The options allowed vary depending on the type of CPU that you put into the board. The micro strips to aid stability, and the clear space around the socket Another good feature that has been implemented is the use of a diagnostic display, which can show error codes and allow quick and easy diagnosis of any problems that might occur when installing the board.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the more important physical locations on the board. This can be overcome with a modified bios that allows up to 1.

Next I decided to try Quake 3, but this time using a higher resolution to see if the increased bandwidth still had an th7iii. The i does not officially support this speed, that will not be implemented until the ie later on this year, but the Abit board had no trouble running at that speed, which provides some future proofing in these fast moving times. Most game controllers use USB these days, anyway. It may lack things like USB2, 6 channel audio, etc, but it more than makes up for it in the stability and performance.


Now for some games testing, as not everyone uses Seti and Pi, they want to know if it will help with games performance. I have been extremely impressed with the Abit TH7-II throughout testing, it has not failed once, and stability has been excellent.

Performance and Testing I used the following components for testing, the cpu being one I have found that will overclock extremely well at low voltages, so is ideal for pushing this board to its limits. This was all set up, and then a clean install of Windows was done. I have also benchmarked the board with two different settings, to test the performance of the Rdram when running at PC speeds.

The audio ports for the on board AC’97 sound are also stacked three high, which in an increasingly common configuration.

Review: ABIT TH7-II – Mainboard –

This might look very impressive in artificial benchmarks, but how does it perform in the real world. Next up the multimedia benchmark. Abit has always been the overclocker’s choice, as they implement numerous audko that other manufacturers do not, such as the very easy to use SoftMenu III system.

Fitted with an all-in-one monoblock which matches the Gigabyte Aorus aesthetic. I can’t imagine any heat sink having problems fitting in the expansive area Abit has left audko.

Abit’s TH7II-RAID motherboard

Motherboards Previous page Next page. LG HU85L projector needs abir two inches to cast a 90″ picture. The socket area is clear of obstacles for even the biggest heat sinks.


I ran a few more tests to see if the memory bandwidth was a limiting factor. I audlo the test five times at each speed, and each time the difference ranged between points.

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There is also a list of Abit contact details in the back should you encounter any troubles. Things can get a little tight around the IDE ports. Intel Pentium IV 1. On a more serio This is still an area where few audo are available, with only competition from MSI, Asus, Gigabyte and Intel with its reference board. When first installing the aueio I didn’t have one of the Rimm modules pushed in firmly enough, and the error code was displayed, allowing me to go almost straight to the problem.

Abit has a couple of extra goodies down there that I’ll explain in a minute.


The TH7-II is a well specified board, and comes supplied with everything you could need to get it up and running. Rdram is extremely fast, even when running at stock speeds, as you can see.

Another popular program is Seti, many overclockers are in teams, and they always want the fastest performance possible when running Seti. The increase here is only 2 fps, but it’s still an increase.