AMD NVIDIA Motherboards

From a 32-bit perspective, Abit's NF7-S Rev. 2 continues to be a favorite among overclockers and value-minded buyers alike. This board has only gone down in price over the last year and continues to provide the same rock-solid stability and overclocking abilities that we have become used to from Abit. Throw in the fact that this board, and its derivatives, have been around for a while and you have a tried-and-true board that won't let you down.

If you're going with an A64 chip this time around, then look no further than the MSI nForce3 Pro 250 K8N Neo Platinum. This socket 754 board is known to be a great overclocker, capable of running in a stable and full-featured manner. Being one of the very few boards on the market to possess a fully working AGP lock helps immensely to those of us who would choose to overclock. Onboard GB LAN, SATA support, and 8-channel sound work to round out the overall package from MSI.

Intel Processors AMD VIA Motherboards


View All Comments

  • AdamRader - Sunday, September 05, 2004 - link

    #1: #2 hit it right on the nose. Given the options, NewCastle is the one I would recommend. Coincidentally, this is the same chip that I use on my primary workstation.

    #3: I'm not sure if that can be done with the way the CMS is built, but I will certainly pass this on to Jason to see if it's feasible.
  • alm4rr - Saturday, September 04, 2004 - link

    Can you move the price guide to under the link to go to the next section? It's just a lot to scroll through when reading the article for info (instead of looking for price info).

  • JarredWalton - Saturday, September 04, 2004 - link

    I purchased the Newcastle 3200+ 2.2 GHz a few weeks back, for two reasons. First, the improved clock speed is generally better than the improved cache size. Two, it was about $35 cheaper than the Clawhammer. For that price, I picked up a Zalman CNPS7000a heatsink/fan and overclocked my 3200+ to 2.42 GHz without any difficulty. I don't know about Adam, but I would go with the Newcastle cores for most setups, given the price difference. Not to mention the Clawhammer cores seem to be on the way out (hence the price difference). Reply
  • l3ored - Saturday, September 04, 2004 - link

    which a64 3200 are you recomending? newcastle or clawhammer? Reply

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now