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Gigabyte GA-7VM KX133 Motherboard Review

Author: Ryan Shrout
Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Test and Conclusion

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Test System Setup


AMD Athlon 750 MHz


1 x 128 PC133 Mushkin SDRAM

Hard Drive

Western Digital 20.5 ATA66 7200 RPM

Video Card

Asus v6800 GeForce DDR

Video Drivers

Detonater version 5.22

Operating System

Windows 98 SE


7VM v1.1

Test Results


Content Creation Winstone 2000

Athlon 750 on Gigabyte 7VM


Athlon 750 on Asus K7V-RM


Athlon 750 on MSI K7Pro


As you can tell from the Content Creation testing above, choosing between the AMD or VIA chipsets for you Athlon system is an easy one. However, the different manufacturers of KX133 motherboards are all on par and about equal in every stand point. The GA-7VM was only slightly (and I mean very slightly) less stable during testing the Asus counterpart. I can only leave the advantages and features for you to read, and leave the final decision up to you.

Overall Rating

(6.0 / 10.0)

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