ABIT KV8-MAX3 Box ABIT is well known in the enthusiast market for their feature rich and highly overclockable motherboards. With the release. Please use the AWDFLASH vF flash utility to update the KV8-MAX3 BIOS. First release for KV8. Removed AGP Ratio item. Updated Full Screen Logo for. Buy ABIT KV8-MAX3 VIA K8T ATX AMD Motherboard with fast shipping and top-rated customer you know, you Newegg!.

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In addition to the 4 USB iv8. Generally, we prefer the connectors together on the upper right of the board, but Abit’s placement of the pin ATX and 4-pin 12V together at the upper left of the board is acceptable. Whatever the reason, it is a poor location for the floppy connector. The Socket platform is finally sweetening for PC enthusiasts.

ABIT KV8-MAX3 – motherboard – ATX – Socket 754 – K8T800

sbit Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. The Southbridge remained cool during benchmarking. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! Read on to find out.

ABIT KV8-MAX3 Athlon64 Motherboard Review –

It is nice to see the extra ports combined on one bracket to minimize the clutter caused by many individual brackets. You may need to enter ,v8 BIOS setup screen and configure your system information after rebooting the machine. The Southbridge has much less to do with the memory controller on the Athlon64 chip, and does not provide any cooling. Dell returns to the stock market after six years. The board has a lot of goodness lurking beyond its spec sheet, too. You won’t need to upgrade through all of the BIOS files, just upgrade to the latest one please and it will include all previous improvments.


There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get things started with the layout.

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Is Topre Realforce the Realthing? Save and Exit without entering the SoftMenu first. More information on the features and specifications kv88 ALC is available at Realtek. As we have already demonstrated in our launch articles on mmax3 Athlon64 and Athlon64FX processors, Dual-Channel memory provides only a small benefit on the A64 platform. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone. In the early days of the computer enthusiast less than 10 years ago that is Abit became known as the enthusiast brand.

Abit has brought back PS2 keyboard and mouse ports on recent MAX boards, but if legacy Parallel or Serial are a requirement, you will need to look elsewhere. The abit logo is a registered trademark of abit.

As LAN connections have moved from added cards to an on-board feature, it appears that 3Com is now actively providing LAN chips to board manufacturers. Having to remove a top-line VGA card with extra power connectors just to change memory is a royal pain. This will work fine in some case designs, but it will be a difficult reach in tower cases that might be used with this top-line board.


Another high-end from ABIT meets the requirements, but it wasn’t that good from the very beginning as the first boards refused to work in our lab, so the working revisions are 1. Half a step forward. Video 3Digests Video cards: If you will only mount a CPU once, this may not be that big of an issue, but the MAX3 is an enthusiast-level board, and will likely see more than one CPU over the life of the board.

Socket based Athlon 64 processors. The real memory performance difference between single and dual-channel is small and not comparable to the large performance differences that we see on the bandwidth-hungry Pentium 4. Jumper access might be hindered during motherboard installation.

Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method. This should help provide stability for the board, which helps everyday operation as well as overclocking. This is an Enthusiast board, and the targeted user will likely make many changes in memory.

Abit has pioneered many of the overclocking options that we now take for granted. Reproduction and distribution in any form without permission is strictly prohibited. The KV8-Max3 is the dull red color that Abit seems to favor on their recent boards.