Taking advantage of almost everything that the nForce2 has to offer, and adding their legendary Softmenu III BIOS and general stability, it should be a sterling performer. Bitte einloggen oder register to comment. Quick summation shows that we have support for FSB processors, twinbank technology capable of delivering up to 6. I’ve just looked and the “! Sep 22, Posts: Feb 3, at 6:

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It was manufactured using a abbit 0. Although raw CPU frequencies are not really treated as true benchmarks today, they remain an important performance metric for most overclockers. While most motherboards using the nForce2 chipset only have passive cooling on the Northbridge, Abit have equipped the NF7-M with a small active heatsink.

Motherboard Memory Lane: AMD Socket A, Abit NF7-S V2.0 and AMD Athlon 2500+

Well it is true, don’t bother trying to get Vista going on an Nforce 2 board. Whilst it matched the incumbent VIA solution on a performance basis, and beat it in the technological and feature stakes, it’s relatively high price ensured that Agit could just hold nforcs to their Socket A mantle as 1 chipset maker. Check out the submission from I. Apr 23, at The nForce Ultra was most popular with overclockers due to its ability reach higher clock speeds with independent CPU, memory and AGP overclocking.

Review: ABIT NF7-S nForce2 – Mainboard –

Stacked with technology and useful features, ABIT have their interpretation up n7 raring to go. As far as I can tell, there are still no non-beta Vista drivers for the i chipset.


I’m utterly gobsmacked that these older Socket A systems run Vista at all – but it just goes to show how fast they were at the time.

This meant that the nForce was essentially wasting all that extra memory bandwidth and when the onboard video was enabled, it used the 2.

Return next week when we will focus on the AMD Socket platform and the motherboards, chips and scores that defined that particular era. Subscribe to our Newsletter. I’ve just looked and the “! In the nForce2, a second generation DASP system has been implemented to combat the problems with the first generation.

Barton core processors tempted enthusiasts with the promise of better performance gains thanks to nforc larger MB L2 cache and the prospect of a higher MHz FSB.

Socket A motherboards supported a broad number of chipset designs that included the VIA KT and Nvidia nForce Ultra series, both popular choices with motherboard manufacturers.

Which NForce drivers for Abit NF7-S using Vista?

Not to be detered, I popped in a floppy containing the Silicon Image 1. On paper, the nForce was the ultimate in chipset technology, on the actual front line; the nForce had some major flaws which we will re-cap on now.

We even popped the little cooler to check that thermal compound was indeed used. In only half a year, nVIDIA have dethroned the previous champion chipsets from VIA and have created quite a reputation for themselves in the stable high performance chipset arena.

Motherboard Memory Lane: AMD Socket A, Abit NF7-S V and AMD Athlon +

Nvidia’s competition has been scrambling to catch up, and even newer chipsets like VIA’s KTA don’t appear to have enough muster when it comes to the xbit or feature lists. When nVidia launched its nForce platform back in earlythe market was expecting to see a huge change in the way AMD Athlon processors would perform.


Everything was so slow although it looked good and my windows experience scores were OK. Does your system seem bf7 compared to XP or are you pleased with performance? What was the best tech product of ? Finally we come to the classic SuperPi 32M nforcr, an important benchmark in terms of historical relevance. The company has two boards in the top ten and 4. The improvement in prefetch intelligence comes partially from an improvement in the prefetching algorithm that detects when to prefetch data streams.

Hi Robbie, thanks for the reply. May 13, Posts: Although raw CPU frequencies are not really treated as true benchmarks today, they remain an important performance metric for most overclockers.

The general layout of the NF7-M is good, I would have preferred to have the main ATX and auxiliary power connectors elsewhere, but I understand that being close to the MOSFETs provides the cleanest voltage signals to the motherboard powersupply circuit. He managed a reference clock of This n7 uses cookies.