This content was originally featured on Amdmb.com and has been converted to PC Perspective’s website. Some color changes and flaws may appear.Based on this information, where does the ECS K7VTA3 Rev2 land in terms of the DIY market for our Athlon motherboards? It is still a very fast board when compared to the rest of the line up we have reviewed here, but it is definitely not the fastest. It is a very stable board, as we would expect from a manufacturer with so much OEM experience.
The overclocking options on the board (or lack thereof) will surely turn some potential buyers away from the ECS K7VTA3 Rev2. And while future ECS boards will offer these kinds of features, that won’t and shouldn’t affect your purchasing decision for the here and now.
One thing that ECS does have in their corner is price. These motherboards can be found online for around $75, which is even lower than the Shuttle AK31 motherboard that was the previous prices champion. If you are looking for a low cost, but high-powered solution, ECS makes your board.
And that is pretty much the summary of the review. If you are looking for an inexpensive, fast motherboard, the ECS K7VTA3 Rev2 should be on your list to look for. It combines cost-efficiency and power to give you a great deal on an Athlon motherboard. If however, you want a lot of overclocking options, extra features like RAID and USB 2.0 or on-board accessories like sound and video, you will find your best bet with another Athlon motherboard.