Introduction

Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review

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As most of you may already know, the A7V is Asus’ third K7 incarnation in an already legendary series of AMD-based motherboard solutions. As we speak, the A7V should be available through the various channels nation-wide. The A7V is interesting in that this is the first time that Asus has fully acknowledged and promoted their AMD product. Reasons for such bold moves are due to CPU’s increasingly becoming a commodity and Intel’s loss of the CPU monopoly has created a tremendous opportunity for Asus and AMD to gain market share from both manufactures and end-users. From the specifications and the driver files on their website to the bright yellow box, is indicative that Asus is proud of their product.

Processor
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  67 Socket A for AMD ThunderbirdTM / DuronTM 550MHz ~ 1GHz+ CPU
Chipset
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  67 VIA® VT8363 (KT133) AGPset supports 200MHz FSB and 3.3V PC133 SDRAM & VC133 VCM (Virtual Channel Memory)
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  67 VIA® 82C686A South Bridge & Super I/O to Support ACPI, SMBus, and Integrated AC ‘ 97 Compliant Audio Controller
System Memory
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  67 3x 168-Pin DIMM Socket to Support Max. 1.5GB PC133 SDRAM & VC133 VCM (Virtual Channel Memory)
Expansion Slots
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 1 x AGP Pro / AGP 4X Slot
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 4 x PCI
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 1 x PCI/AMR Shared
IDE Ports
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 2 x Ultra DMA/100 & 2 x DMA/66 EIDE Ports
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 Support CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-R/RW, ZIP and LS-120 Drives
AC ‘ 97 Audio Ready
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 AC ‘ 97 Compliant 3D Audio Controller
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 Crystal® 4299 CrystalClearTM SoundFusion® Audio Codec
Special Features
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 Power Loss Recovery, ASUS® JumperFreeTM, CPU Throttle, STR (Suspend-to-RAM), SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
Back Panel I/O Ports
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 2 x USB Ports
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 1 x Parallel Port (EPP, ECP) and 2 x Serial Ports
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port, 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 1 x GAME/MIDI and Audio Line-In/Line-Out/MIC-In Ports
Onboard I/O Interface
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 3-Headers to Support Optional 5 USB Ports
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 20-pin ASUS® Panel
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 SIR (Integrated Serial Infrared)
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 Headphone
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 MIC
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 CD/Video/AUX/Modem Audio in
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 CPU/Power Supply/Chassis Fan
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 ATX Power
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 IDE LED
BIOS
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 2Mbit Award® BIOS with Full ACPI, DMI, Green, Boot Block, PnP, SM BIOS 2.3, Trend® ChipAway Virus (TCAV) & Symbios® SCSI BIOS
Industrial Standard
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 PCI v2.2 and USB v1.1
Manageability
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL, WOR, Chassis Intrusion, SM Bus
Package Contents
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 User’s Manual
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 UltraDMA/100 Cable x 1
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 IDE Cable x 1
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 Floppy Cable x 1
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 3-Ports USB Bracket x 1
Board Size
   Asus A7V KT133 Motherboard Review - Motherboards  71 ATX Form Factor: 24.5cm x 30.5cm (9.6″ x 12.0″)
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