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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Also, optical in and output are on the board which makes it well-equipped in ways of audio. ABIT has engineered another fantastic motherboard that you just have to own.


Into the BIOS, change the settings and you are set. Healthy for your ears is the catchphrase.

The target is, as aforementioned, to cool abut supplying components ablt capacitors to increase the stability of the system, especially when ic7-max33. FireWire ports are only three of but it is more than enough in most cases.

Ratings and Reviews Write a review. The distance up to the OTES cooling is minimal. And you can’t help it by closing the PC case. The pros with this is that it is a simple system for protection of data mostly aimed towards the home user. Secondly, you can only connect one harddrive at the time to the unit and, lastly, bit encryption feels pretty meanless.

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.


Time for some overclocked benchmarks. The layout is not very handy because of a great number of the controllers and connectors installed. That the IS7 can take the lead with a marginal like that is amazing.

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Our walk around begins as usual with the socket. Above the socket ABIT had to squeeze in its little wind tunnelthe purpose of which is to cool capacitors and abut regulators. Click to aibt out more. We’d love some thermal imaging shots that highlighted whether the OTES system was successful in its job or not, but we can confirm that a steady flow of warm air was exiting out of the back of the PC.

Honestly, I was quite dissapointed with the packaging of the MAX3. Skip to main content.

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The sound is as usual an AC97 codec-based one and provides six channels if you want. A little further down is where the real SATA fun starts. The performance of the IC7-MAX3 is solid, but unfortunately, the spectacular optimizations we had expected were absent. The board supports totally 8x USB 2. If anyone really wants access to my documents, I guess they can pass the bit encryption. In the workstation tests, the MAX3 jumps forth and back. The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously.

The availability though is, as always with ABIT, very good. ABIT goes a step further with the Sil controller. FireWire connectivity, in the form of a Texas Instruments controller and 3 ports, sits to the left. See all 2 pre-owned listings. Overall, the packaging is certainly pretty good but considering the pricetag and the hype around the board I had expected something extraordinary. Definitely one for the modding crowd. That’s an awful lot of potential bandwidth riding on the PCI bus.


Appearances can be deceiving, though. The MAX boards has always performed very good specially under overclocked circumstances, and furthermore, each incarnation of the MAX series has been very innovative.

The fan is what makes the OTES system tick, and it’s not particularly annoying, either. The marginals are very small as usual though. The board measures x mm wide ATX, 9 fastening screws, the left lower corner won’t hang loose.

If now Intel would only leave that P4 Extreme Edition in our testlab.

If you want to connect other things than disks and CD recorders, it can be done via one of the eight USB with ease. When the memory voltage was raised, the last piece in the puzzle fitted in.

Four of them are handled by a Silicon Image circuit and the other two are handled by the southbridge, with RAID0 support of course. Instead, tests were run with a 1: The only place where you can find much space around the socket is on the left side.