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    Abit AN7.

    What's the deal with this motherboard then? I've heard it described as a 'refined' NF7-S, but what exactly does that mean, apart from the Guru chip?

    Is it just an NF7-S with guru chip, or are there other changes?

    Reviews are not easy to find...

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    Basically it is little more than an NF7-S v3.0 so to speak. IIRC by far the 2 biggest changes are Guru and a true implimentation of SATA (rather than a cludged PATA-SATA bridge design). We'll have to see how much it costs but I really can't see how it will be worth any added cost over NF7-S v2.0. Hopefully they'll have tweaked the layout, refined the awful NB fan and other minor irritances of the original board.

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    I believe it also provides higher voltages for overclocking, especialy to the ram (up to 3.2v) I only hope it does not have similar issues that its P4 Max 3 brother has with settings above 2.8v

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    Anyone got one then? What you reckon?

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    Some reports of overclocking problems at the moment over at XS and AMDmb
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Originally posted by BUFF
    interesting thread
    Yup, was reading that today.
    Looks like they made a mistake in the design of the board somwhere. It looks like its only a ground line - not sure though.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Has anybody know for certain whether the AN7 has a full SATA implimentation rather than an inbuilt PCI SATA card? Just wondering if the mobo has enough going for it as I don't think Guru alone will convince people to cough up the cash for SktA mobos.

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    Afaik, it uses the same Sil3112A as the NF7-S.
    Was originally meant to ship with MCP-S but when that was delayed they shipped with MCP-T & Sil3112A.

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    Its 100% a SI chip on it, dont know the version though, BUFF is probably correct
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Nope. Not unless they replace the NF7-S with it, at the same price.
    Still, i want to see the overclocking issue sorted first.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    I know that nvidia and sis are all releasing new southbridges in the new year.... Basically includung S-ATA raid into the southbridge to compete with VIA. Anyone spot a more precise date?

    And yeah, it's bit disconcerting that abit aren't answering the questions on inadequate ocing - obviously worth either getting the nf7-s 2 or witing till the new southB, as this an7 board seems to have got caught with its pants round its ankles and its dick in someone else's sock.

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    Nice way of putting it funnelhead. That thread on the abit forum has settled it for me, just gonna buy an NF7-s for my new pc rather than risking the new AN7.

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    Same old Abit First Board Rev of the line always has something wrong with it.
    If your looking for a new AMD Board Wait until VIA bring out the Dual Channel KT800 (i think thats what they call it.) You could also pick up the Abit NF7v2S after Xmas for £20.00 Less.

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