Well, Abit listened to those users and have revised the IT7-MAX. The result is the motherboard we’ll be looking at today, the IT7-MAX2. With the. Abit IT7 MAX2 Rev2 iPE Motherboard Review. Abit stunned the world in March of when it announced the “To the MAX” line of motherboards. ABIT to the MAX – IT7 Max2 Rev ABIT have had a very strong tradition of producing high quality motherboards with features right in the line.

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Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Announced early last month, the MAX2 series were that seasonal update.

Abit IT7 MAX2 Rev2 iPE Motherboard Review –

Subscribe to our Newsletter. Here were our FSB overclocking results using the following setup:. There are a few other minor DRAM timing options available, but nothing that will affect performance in any noticeable way. Click to find out more.

Overclocking is another thing – Why ABIT would produce an overclocker’s board, with passive cooling on the heart of the board, is beyond me. Unfortunately, there are no unlocked Pentium 4 processors currently available on the market, which is unfortunate for two reasons. Since the IPE is based on the FC-BGA design, heat is dissipated much more efficiently and does not require active cooling to run at standard speeds in a stable environment.

Let’s first look at the specifications in detail. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon’s website.

Review: ABIT IT7-MAX2 v iPE – Mainboard –

IT7 Max2 Rev 2. The interim four months have seen a couple of new technologies maax2 their heads. This should provide us with the insight we need. After all, motherboard design was largely unchanged in years. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK’s website.


Find itt7 exactly what they are and how they impact upon this new motherboard. Even now, subjectively speaking, it’s safe to say that it’s considered to be amongst the best S DDR motherboards available. Previous Page Mas2 Page. Log in Don’t have an account? Here were our FSB overclocking results using the following setup: As is becoming standard nowadays, FSB overclocking can be done totally within the BIOS of your motherboard, meaning no switches or jumpers to worry about.

It should be technical abit-usa. Front Side Bus Overclocking Testbed.

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. You can find products similar to this one for sale below. Unless you’ve been living under a non-technological rock, you’ll probably know the commotion that ABIT’s initial MAX series of motherboards caused on their announcement and subsequent production. Their raison d’etre seemed to lie in providing the end-user with hither-to unseen levels of feature integration without sacrificing pure performance. The board in layout is identical to the IT7 Max and Max2 motherboards.

So, it was rather inevitable that we would see a seasonal update of the MAX lineup. ABIT sent due notice that their new Socket flagship motherboard was ready to ship. While it is not essential in today’s market to have Firewire ports onboard due to the relatively small amount of Firewire devices available it is still a great feature to have. This should satisfy the vast majority of overclockers, but serious overclockers need not apply here, as 1.


Once unpacked you get your hands on the extra that ABIT have been known for.

From a practical viewpoint, however, the change was greeted with mas2 mute response from the hardware community. Serial ATA ports are now popping up on a lot more motherboards these days.

Placement of connectors has been well thought out with this board.

Abit’s IT7 MAX2 V2.0 motherboard

From a purely theoretical point of view, the change seemed much needed. This chip was the first commercially available Firewire chipset and it allows for two Firewire ports with support for 64 devices per port. If you happen to have a Pentium 4 processor that is a C1 stepping, then that limits your potential Vcore overvolt even more, as just about all C1 stepping Pentium 4 processors run at a stock Vcore of 1. The unit is encased in a plastic anti-static box with a see through window in the front for the buyer to see their board in a bit more detail before paying the bucks for the product.

Many of us still had the need to use these ports, whether they be for an external modem, printer, or a number of older devices. Its box has more of a racing theme. Assuming the same core clock speed, a higher FSB will inevitably lead to higher performance in most commonly used applications.