The IDE and Floppy connectors were also smartly placed, allowing easy installation of drives once the board has been installed into your PC. We were rather impressed by the overall “stock” performance of our first SiS motherboard, the MSI MAX but it was not for really built for enthusiasts. However, this makes it quite clear that Abit is targeting the value market with this board. Beginners Guides Cases and Access. Providing only 2-channel audio, its sound quality is no where near as good as what you would be getting from a PCI audio solution, however, it is certainly sufficient for general windows use. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK’s website.
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Abit SR7-8X SiS648 Motherboard Review
This is not the most elaborate software bundle we have seen packaged with a motherboard, however, you must remember that Abit is targeting the enthusiast market with this board and many enthusiasts are most likely to already own this software, and are just looking for a cheap, high performance motherboard – without the bells and whistles.
The plus side of course is that the lack of added-value features leaves the cost of the motherboard very nicely low.
You can find products similar to this one for sale below. Actually the board looks pretty plain, but as long as the SRX can deliver in terms of performance what else is really as important? As this makes the IO configuration non-standard, Abit have included an IO plate so you can replace the one in the case.
It was slightly disappointing to see the lack of RAID and firewire support, even though the board’s Soutbridge supports these two features. Subscribe to our Newsletter. So what do you get with the mobo?
The layout of the board is pretty good, the IDE drive connectors are in the perfect location to the right of the DIMM slots – this way the cables don’t block the case airflow or interfere with the PCI expansion cards.
My guess is that it ran cool enough without a fan attached and besides, I’m sure most of you can do without the added noise anyway. Most users tend to buy what they need and install as they go into one of the five open PCI slots. Abit also includes three pieces of software on the driver CD: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada’s website.
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The board comes packaged in a nicely designed blue, black and white box. We were rather impressed by the overall “stock” performance of our first SiS motherboard, er7 MSI MAX but it was not for really built for enthusiasts.
Review: ABIT SRX SiS Motherboard – Mainboard –
Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon’s website. Since the does generate quite a bit of heat under full load, it’s reassuring that Abit is trying to do the little things right.
Previous Page Next Page. You can also use PC modules, but the support is not yet official. Competition is good, and this will only drive prices down further.
ABIT SR7-8X (SiS 648): DDR400-Powered
Most motherboards zbit its class are abounding with USB2. This should come in very handy to many of you and from our internal testing, the controller actually performs quite admirably, even against PCI solutions. The Northbridge is cooled by a green passive heatsink, which is quite unusual of Abit as they often have an active cooler attached to the Northbridge on most of their motherboards. Beginners Guides Cases and Access.
To be honest we’re a bit surprised by the lack of features not included on the Abit S7.