Do you remember the old days when we first
started in 1998 when we reviewed the first ABIT supplied ABIT BH6 mainboard that
stormed the world for its overclocking capabilities. The BH6 rocks the world DIY
market with good overclocking features if you remember. 5 years after the BH6,
ABIT pins great hope with their newest product, the ABIT BH7.
The BH7 is a next generation motherboard for
Intel CPUs with Hyper-Threading Technology. The BH7 uses Intel's 845PE chipset
to bring the latest in technology to ABIT's Intel platform. Only ABIT provides
Intel users with 6-channel sound and S/PDIF IN/OUT as a standard feature for
improved audio performance. With full support for USB 2.0, AGP4X and onboard
LAN, the BH7 gives users an easy way to connect to today's hottest peripherals.
ABIT offers users the MaxIImum Edge by also incorporating Serial ATA150 onboard.
ABIT succeeds in creating an Intel PE-based motherboard with full features to
ensure longevity and flexibility.
On top of that, ABIT BH7 uses the famous
Japanese quality capacitors from Rubycon on the BH7. With a 4 phase power
design, the system stays cool even under heavy gaming and overclocking.
Overclocking wise, the PCI bus frequency is selectable from
100Mhz to 250Mhz at 1Mhz stepping. On top of that, you could choose to FIX
the PCI devices to run at 44, 37 or 33mhz irregardless of what FSB is the
system running at. You can of course choose to use the 1/3, 1/4, 1/5 or
1/6 divider for your PCI frequency.
Enhanced 533MHz FSB The 533MHz FSB increases bandwidth and improves overall system performance
DDR 333 Support Supports up to 2GB of PC2700 and peak bandwidth of 2.7GB/s
10/100 LAN on board Lets you easily connect to the web without having to buy an advanced 10/100
Serial ATA 150MB/s data transfer rate Serial ATA is an evolutionary replacement for the Parallel ATA storage
interface. This new high-speed interface burst data transfer rate up to 150
MB/sec and more flexible power tolerances, cables can be smaller and more
6-Channel Audio and S/PDIF IN/OUT interface Lets you enjoy 6-channel audio without having to buy advanced sound cards.
USB 2.0 Supports 480 Mb/s data transfer rate Supports speeds up to 480 Mb/sec. Approximately forty times faster than
conventional USB 1.1
The overclocking function includes CPU frequency, Vcore, multiplier and DDR
voltage adjustment to maximize your system performance.