This ABIT’s top board based on the iP chipset is a bright example of an image product the release of which was preceded the intensive advertizing campaign. Find great deals for ABIT IC7-MAX3, Socket , Intel Motherboard. Shop with confidence on eBay!. ABIT IC7 MAX3 – Taking Canterwood to the MAX. AMD Athlon 64 has taken most of the spotlight over the past month but we shouldn’t forget.

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ABIT IC7 MAX3 – Taking Canterwood to the MAX

ABIT thinks that in providing localised heat removal, on top of MOSFET heatsinks, for the ic7–max3 most under strain as the board is pushed to the ragged limit will aid in providing higher overclocks than a non-OTES-cooled motherboard. This is a board for the people just have to have the best ic7-mx3 at all times; the guys that clock their computers the highest and win OS in 3DMark.

The performance of the IC7-MAX3 is solid, but unfortunately, the spectacular optimizations we had expected were absent.

The layout is not very handy because of a great number of the controllers and connectors installed. If now Intel would only leave that P4 Extreme Edition in our testlab. The MAX3 must fight extra hard to win back the performance crown to the Canterwood chipset in this test. Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method.


In the workstation tests, the MAX3 jumps forth and back. Simply a little faster, more beautiful and more expensive.

That’s an awful lot of potential bandwidth riding on the PCI bus. With standard settings, the board is the slowest, and that shows how far you can get with just optimizations. High frequency running generates heat; lots of it.


A big thank goes to ABIT for making this review possible. This is a function that raises the cards performance by optimizing the timings the card is working with. The ‘sinks were hot to the touch, suggesting that the MOSFETs were really kicking out some serious finger-scorching heat.

The performed tests are as follow:. It’s all intuitively easy to comprehend.

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It can be a problem to reach the memory modules with a video card installed, and it might be difficult to mount the CPU cooler because of the plastic cover over the transistors and capacitors of the CPU voltage regulator. Also, optical in and output are on the board which makes it well-equipped in ways of audio. The Springdale based IS7-G comes in last. In the unbuffered memory benchmark however, the MAX3 is no longer the best.

Later on, it is actually quite nice that they are next to each other and not behind each other as abti normally are seated.

Shortly, not ordinary people, but that is also some of the charm of the MAX boards. That gives the PC a cleaner look and keeps cabling out of the way of fans’ airflow. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.


Wbit ports are only three ic7m-ax3 but it is more than enough in most cases. A table with the effective clock frequency can be found below.

This time, it is no longer by the edge but a bit further in on the PCB. By lowering the multiple and raising the FSB, we could find the limit for what the motherboard was able to handle. There are also voltage regulators of the AGP bus 2x uF and several less capacious ones and of the memory 2x uF.

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Socket Computer Ic7-mwx3 for Intel. ABIT has engineered another fantastic motherboard that you just have to own. The IDE contacts are still placed side-by-side and we concluded it to be a good thing.

The specific orientation of the IDE slots see the picture is not always convenient If you own a MAX board, you immediately feel like a member of an exclusive club consisting of only the worlds MAX board owners.

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