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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It should be user-friendly and it is. It can be a problem to reach the memory modules with a video card installed, and it might be ic7-nax3 to mount the CPU cooler because of the plastic cover over the transistors and capacitors of the CPU voltage regulator. The board supports totally 8x USB 2. The same goes for the UT tests.

If you own a MAX board, you immediately feel like a member of an exclusive club consisting of only the worlds MAX board owners.

But in my eyes, it ic7-maxx3 far too similar to its predecessor IC7-G. Well its one of the best socket motherboards you can get and has some of the best cooling technology ive ever seen. That gives the PC a cleaner look and keeps cabling out of the way of fans’ airflow. Simply a little faster, more beautiful and more expensive.

ABIT IC7 MAX3 – Taking Canterwood to the MAX

As usual, you can configure everything you might need in the race for additional gigahertz here. If all this is not enough you can always pop in another 5 PCI cards. If you want to aibt other things than disks and CD recorders, it can be done via one of the eight USB with ease.


A little further down is where the real SATA fun starts.

Review: ABIT IC7-MAX3 – Mainboard –

Thankfully, the fan was barely noticeable above the general noise emitted by the PC. Settings are inputted in a pre-OS bootup screen. The sound is as usual an AC97 codec-based one and provides six channels if you want. Most enthusiasts aren’t content with a mere FSB speed.

IC7-MAX3 is simply the closest thing you can get to a luxurious mainboard to date, and as usual with status-giving merchandise, all reasoning goes straight out through the windows when finally stuck. The only place where you can find much space around the socket is on the left side. Then we have the bit about reason. The performed tests are as follow:.

ABIT IC7-MAX3, Socket 478, Intel Motherboard

Time to head over to the aabit tests, but before that, a brief put together of the test systems. Their description is provided on the PCB. While overclocked, the MAX3 impress us heavily. Definitely one for the modding crowd. In the unbuffered memory benchmark however, the MAX3 is no longer the best. This is a thing you connect between the mainboard and the harddrive and it delivers a bit encryption xbit the data that is on the harddrive.

Show More Show Less. By reading this site you agree to our cookie policy. The must-get feeling dominates and the bank account suffers. 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 Also, optical in and output are on the board which makes it well-equipped in ways of audio. One area of good design is in the cable routing.


The distance up to the OTES cooling is minimal. The MAX boards is much about image and unfortunately, it has a negative effect on the pricetag. Save on Motherboards Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days.

The target is, as aforementioned, to cool power supplying components and capacitors to increase the stability of the system, especially when overclocking. Skip to main content. It’s all intuitively easy to comprehend.

Would i buy it again: Please enable If7-max3 to view the comments powered by Disqus. Built around the Intel P chipset, it efficiently handles data flows between the connected devices.

A table abi the effective clock frequency can be found below. Secondly, you can only connect one harddrive at the time to the unit and, lastly, bit encryption feels pretty meanless.

There are also voltage regulators of the AGP bus 2x uF and several less capacious ones and of the memory 2x uF. ABIT thinks that in providing localised heat removal, on top of MOSFET heatsinks, for the components most under strain as the board is pushed to the ragged limit will aid in providing higher overclocks than a non-OTES-cooled motherboard.

On the paper this looks like a fun little extra thing but in abbit name of honest I will probably never even test it.