Asus K7V-RM Motherboard Review
This content was originally featured on Amdmb.com and has been converted to PC Perspective's website. Some color changes and flaws may appear.Asus' initial unwillingness to acknowledge their own growing Athlon market with their Asus K7M motherboard was changed with the release of their new set of motherboard, the K7V and K7V-RM. Unlike the previous run of boards, these were not placed in OEM white boxes and sent out to customers, and these boards are well advertised on the Asus website (http://www.asus.com/). This change can definitely be seen as a welcome change for supporters of the Athlon format; the largest and most successful motherboard manufacturer now supports them.
Lets start out the review by getting you the specs of the board:
VIA 571 North Bridge
VIA 686A South Bridge
Bus Speed Options
90 / 92 / 95 / 97 / 100 / 101 / 103 / 105 / 107 / 110 / 112 and 115MHz
1.3 - 2.05 in .05v increments
3 168 pin DIMM (PC100 and PC133 Supported)
4x AGP Pro50
4 USB Ports
AWARD Medallion BIOS
As always, for any Athlon system running at PC133 speed, Athlonmb.com recommends:
Mushkin PC133 222 SDRAM - Mushkin.com.