This ABIT’s top board based on the iP chipset is a bright example of an image product the release of which was preceded the intensive advertizing campaign. Find great deals for ABIT IC7-MAX3, Socket , Intel Motherboard. Shop with confidence on eBay!. ABIT IC7 MAX3 – Taking Canterwood to the MAX. AMD Athlon 64 has taken most of the spotlight over the past month but we shouldn’t forget.

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The only place where you can find much space bait the socket is on the left side. The IS7 takes the lead with fps. The performance of the IC7-MAX3 is solid, but unfortunately, the spectacular optimizations we had expected were absent. One area of good design is in the cable routing.

However, on the bright side, the buyer gets to take part of the finest in the present mainboard market, even if its only an inch sharper than the already incredible IC7-G.

When the memory voltage was raised, the last piece in the puzzle fitted in. The same goes for the UT tests. Show More Show Less.

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You may also like. The MAX boards has always performed very good specially under overclocked circumstances, and furthermore, each incarnation of the MAX series has been very innovative. Here you can find all functions you want. With standard settings, the board is the slowest, and that shows how far you can get with just optimizations. And you can’t help it by closing the PC case.


If you want to connect other things than disks and CD recorders, it can be done via one of the eight USB with ease. Skip to main content. Save on Motherboards Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. The ‘sinks were hot to the touch, suggesting that the MOSFETs were really kicking out some serious finger-scorching heat.

ABIT IC7-MAX3, Socket 478, Intel Motherboard

That gives the PC a cleaner look and keeps cabling out of the way of fans’ airflow. If the integrated features are insufficient, you always have five PCI slots to fill up. Secondly, you can only connect one harddrive at the ic7-msx3 to the unit and, lastly, bit encryption feels pretty meanless. The memory timings are freely adjustable between and are set to MP3 encodning Fraunhofer II codec.

Simply a little faster, more beautiful and more expensive. This item doesn’t belong on this page. That the IS7 can take the lead with a marginal like that is amazing. If all this is not enough you can always pop in another 5 PCI cards. Well its one of the best socket motherboards you can get and has some of the best cooling technology ive ever seen. All the benchmarks where performed with the memory timings set atexcept for the overclocking tests where we used Corsairs latest DDR modules with the timings set at The chipset fan was changed for a basic fan, just to know.


If the right-hand side is all about cooling and overclocking, the left-hand side is all about storage and features. The board supports totally 8x USB 2. It seems like a good idea on principle, and the plastic surround has the requisite screws to secure it in to a case.

Something that was revolutionary at the time. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used.

They perform so alike that we can be rather certain that not many performance optimizations have been performed. The board measures x mm wide ATX, 9 fastening screws, the left lower corner won’t hang loose.

ABIT IC7 MAX3 – Taking Canterwood to the MAX

The Springdale based IS7-G comes in last. Settings are inputted in a pre-OS bootup screen. A little further down is where the real SATA fun starts. The sound is as usual an AC97 codec-based one and provides six channels if you want.