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Gigabyte 7ZM KT133 Motherboard Review

Author: Ryan Shrout
Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Testing and Conclusion

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Test System Setup


Athlon TBird 700 Mhz


1 x 128 MB Muskin PC133

Hard Drive

20.5 GB Western Digital 7200 RPM

Video Card

Hercules 3D Prophet II 64MB

Video Drivers

Detonator 5.30

Operating System

Windows 98 SE

MB Revision


Test Results


Content Creation Winstone 2000

TBird 700 on GA-7ZM


TBird 700 on Asus A7V


TBird 700 on FIC AZ11


You can see from the results that there is a clear winner in the KT133 chipset department when it comes to gaming and performance. While the Gigabyte 7ZM is not that winner, it has its strong sale points, including its small size and stability. If you are looking for a micro-ATX motherboard, and you don’t need the hard core overclocking options, this could be the right board for you.

If you are like me however, and yearn for bigger and better things (ATA100 support, RAID support, multiplier settings in BIOS, etc etc) then there may just be another board right for you. Check back at for more updates.

Overall Rating

(6.0 / 10.0)

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