Abit KR7A 133 vs. ASUS A7V333

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Gouk, May 22, 2002.

  1. Gouk

    Gouk Guest

    Ok you clever and xp-erienced :D peeps. I really need to know overall which motherboard is the better out of the two.

    Any comments related to this topic appreciated :)
     
  2. Gouk

    Gouk Guest

    Motherboard Verbose Information

    Manufacturer ABIT
    Model Number KR7A-133
    Supported Operating Systems NA, WIN95SR2, WIN98, WIN98SE, WIN2000, WINME, WINXP
    Min Recommended CPU AMD Socket A Athlon, Duron & Athlon XP
    Form Factor ATX
    ChipSet VIA KT266A / VIA VT8233A
    Memory Type PC1600/PC2100 DDR SDRAM
    Max Memory up to 3GB unbuffered DDR OR 4GB registered DDR
    No of Memory Slots 4
    No of PCI Slots 6
    No of AGP Slots 1
    No of ISA Slots 0
    No ofAdditional Slots 0
    Supported Bus Frequency (MHz) 266
    Onboard Video NO
    Onboard LAN NO
    Onboard Sound NO
    Onboard SCSI NO
    BIOS Type SoftMenuTM III Technology to set CPU parameters
    Cache Size
    Max Multiplier 14
    CPUs Upto 2000XP
    No of IDE Ports 2
    No of USB Ports 4
    Hardware Monitoring YES
    Features ATA133, AGPx4


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    Manufacturer ASUS
    Model Number A7V333
    Supported Operating Systems WIN95, WIN95SR2, WIN98, WIN98SE, WIN2000, WINME, WINXP
    Min Recommended CPU Socket A Athlon, Duron & Athlon XP
    Form Factor ATX
    ChipSet North Bridge: VIA® KT333 & South Bridge: VIA® VT8233A
    Memory Type unbuffered PC2700/PC2100/PC1600 non-ECC SDRAM Memory
    Max Memory 3Gb
    No of Memory Slots 3
    No of PCI Slots 5
    No of AGP Slots 1
    No of ISA Slots 0
    No ofAdditional Slots None
    Supported Bus Frequency (MHz) 266
    Onboard Video NO
    Onboard LAN NO
    Onboard Sound YES
    Onboard SCSI NO
    BIOS Type 2Mb Flash ROM, Award BIOS
    Cache Size
    Max Multiplier 14
    CPUs Upto 2100XP
    No of IDE Ports 2
    No of USB Ports 2
    Hardware Monitoring YES
    Features USB2.0, AGPx4, ATA100


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    Give me your thoughts.
     
  3. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    There will be a lot of opinions. I have an Asus. I love it. I have to say, though, Abit kicks butt as well. Don't rule out the Soyo Dragon . That would be my next one. ;)
     
  4. Gouk

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    Too bad the ASUS has on-board sound :( I hate on-board stuff.
     
  5. Jz1397

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    get the asus, I have the asus a7v266 and it is amazing, (love to overclock) the board works fine for me, and all the results I have seen for the a7v333 have been great. Go with that.
     
  6. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I am not a big fan of on-board sound either but come on, 6 channel sound can't be all that bad... saves you spending some money if you dont have a good sound card right now and want to save the money for the audigy... :)

    just my 2 cents...

    :D
     
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  8. fishpro619

    fishpro619 Guest

    I have the kr7a and it rocks. Completly stable and the bios features are amazing. I would look into the epox board though. It allows you to adjust the vcore up to 2.00. Just my thoughts.
     
  9. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    From what I've read of reviews the ASUS board kicks some serious butt! :D

    Its already on my WISH-LIST!! :)
     
  10. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    just wanted to put my 2 cents more... :D

    I have seen 3 different boards using the same via chipset... an MSI board, an Abit (non-RAID) board and an Asus board... all using the via 266 chipset and all having between an xp 1600+ and an 1800+...

    tell you the truth... the speed difference is minute... you should not be able to see a discernible difference...

    heck the new MSI boards are very cheap and competitive in terms of the number of features and they are quite cheap too... corse I live only about 5 miles from this place www.tcwo.com and I know some of the prices are more than other spots on the web but I can order and pick up stuff from the window of the store the same day and that is convenient...

    basically if you can THAT much difference (other than for ocing) than you are pretty good and can afford to choose the board you want... as you can see from the previous post I had and going to the link.. the overall performance difference is quite small... I myself prefer the asus via 333 chipset because of the features and the usb 2.0 but the abit has more DDR slots and I am going to be adding clips as I go along and can afford to do so... :D
     
  11. Syrus

    Syrus OSNN Addict

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    Well both boards are good, but ive always seemed to go with abit, actaully the abit board thats in question is the one im getting this july :)
    so which ever u pick, u'll be fine with either.
     
  12. Syrus

    Syrus OSNN Addict

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    Then again the abit mobo supports DDR, if i was u i'd go with abit.