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Motherboards Previous page Next page. However, please keep in mind that Socket is single-channel and will still operate at top speed with just one DIMM.
Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! This is an old archive page of HWZ prior to revamp. The best bandwidth was consistently at 9 to 11 at every speed, with TRas 10 always in the best range at iv8 speed. With the new Athlon 64 CPUs moving on to the dual channel Socket platform, AMD has perfectly positioned the Socket as the mainstream platform for the updated Sempron processors.
With the enhanced bandwidth and features plus ABIT’s considerable experience tweaking VIA chipsets, we expected the board to perform well in our tests. If this is really the case, it is very good news for overclocking enthusiasts. FX chips lv8 completely unlocked, and can be set at either higher or lower ratios than stock.
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However, to even test the stock 10X multiplier, we had to force the Abit to 10X 1bif the free Clock Generator utility from www. Steam names the best-selling games of Customize The Tech Report Multipliers on Athlon 64 chips are unlocked at ratios below the shipping multiplier.
While much of the attention is now focused on the new platform, this does not mean that the older Socket has been abandoned.
Abit tells us that they will add ratios to a future BIOS, and they are working on a BIOS revision to correct the problem with the incorrect boot ratio.
ABIT KV8 Mainboard
The specs Before diving into a tour of the KV8 Pro’s layout, let’s have a quick look at the spec sheet. Memory Stress Test Results: As pricing continue to decline, the Socket platform becomes very attractive for those on a budget.
Front Side Bus Overclocking Testbed. Comparing Generation 2 by Wesley Fink on May 28, 5: The Sempron Socket processors have most of the goodness of the Athlon 64 CPU, minus bit support and a smaller L2 cache, but all the good performance traits of this CPU architecture are intact.
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Abit’s KV8 Pro motherboard – The Tech Report – Page 1
Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing We were not able to test the highest FSB that could be achieved by lowering the multiplier, since no ratio adjustments were available on the Abit. After all, even slower Athlon 64s perform quite well, and the Sonata is simply gorgeous. But what about the KV8 Pro? Log in Don’t have an account?
Introduction Ever since AMD introduced Socket for the Athlon 64 platform, manufacturers have lost no time in adopting the new design.