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Reviewed: Aopen AK-72
Manufacturer: AOpen
Product Type: Motherboard
ESP: $120
Reviewer's System: Athlon 800MHz, 128MB PC133 RAM, Elsa Gladiac, Sound Blaster Live!, DX7.0a, WinME
Overall Rating:
Author: Michael Ahlf       Date:November 1st, 2000
Page: 1

Product Review:

Motherboards are quite often overlooked as an important part of a winning computer system. A good motherboard is an absolute necessity for hobbyists wanting to get every bit of performance out of their other components. Motherboards favored by overclockers often feature the ability to tweak the front side bus by increments as small as 0.5 MHz, power setting options, and ultimate control over all the various interfaces in a system. With a good motherboard, overclockers have taken Celerons far beyond their rated performance, boosted video boards far above normal, and enabled some truly frightening rigs to run at better than Gateway and Dell's best with systems under $1000. When it comes to overclocking Athlons, however, there is only one chipset out there to use: Via's KX133. The KX133 is the core chipset of the AK-72 motherboard, AOpen's Athlon offering.

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Added:  Wednesday, November 01, 2000
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
Score:
Page: 1/5

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