This ABIT’s top board based on the iP chipset is a bright example of an image product the release of which was preceded the intensive advertizing campaign. Find great deals for ABIT IC7-MAX3, Socket , Intel Motherboard. Shop with confidence on eBay!. ABIT IC7 MAX3 – Taking Canterwood to the MAX. AMD Athlon 64 has taken most of the spotlight over the past month but we shouldn’t forget.

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That gives the PC a cleaner look and keeps cabling out of the way of fans’ airflow. The chipset fan was changed for a basic fan, just to know. By reading this site you agree to our cookie policy. But in my eyes, it is far too similar to its predecessor IC7-G.

If the right-hand side is all about cooling and overclocking, the left-hand side is all about storage and features. The top result from the board with the high price tag. The MAX boards has always performed very good specially under overclocked circumstances, and furthermore, each incarnation of the MAX series has been very innovative. IC7-G is in itself a very expensive mainboard. Something that was revolutionary at the time.


In the unbuffered memory benchmark however, the MAX3 is no longer the best. No wasted space for components that didn’t get included in the final design.

This item doesn’t belong on this page. Simply a little faster, more beautiful and more expensive. Sure the carton, manuals and so on are well-designed but the physical accessories feel quite ait for a board of this caliber. Adding a PCI-based Gigabit controller would have really swamped the bus. The distance up to the OTES cooling is minimal.

ABIT IC7-MAX3 (iP) Mainboard

Secure IDE is actually a pretty useless feature in my humble opinion. Most enthusiasts aren’t content with a mere FSB speed. It can be a problem to reach the memory modules with a video card installed, and it might be difficult to mount the CPU ic7-ma3 because of the plastic cover over the transistors and capacitors of the CPU voltage regulator.

The performed tests are as follow:. Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method. What i like most about it: Moving along to the 4 DDR slots.

Time for some overclocked benchmarks. That’s the OTES cooling system that’s new on this model, folks.

ABIT IC7-MAX3, Socket 478, Intel Motherboard

In Comanche 4, the MAX3 finally shows some convincing results. ABIT has engineered another fantastic motherboard that abih just have to own. You may also like.


If you want to connect other ic7-mqx3 than disks and CD recorders, it can be done via one of the eight USB with ease. The system consists of small heatsinks on vulnerable capacitors and a plastic tunnel with a small fan in the end. Furthermore, this is also a so called “smart fan” which means that the RPM of the fan is adjusted by generation of heat from hot components.

ABIT IC7-MAX3 – motherboard – ATX – Socket – iP Overview – CNET

The performance of the IC7-MAX3 is solid, but unfortunately, the spectacular optimizations we had expected were absent. The space between it and the P4 retention bracket is a little limited but shouldn’t cause too many problems with CPU coolers of a reasonable size.

The board takes the lead with “F1” both activated and deactivated. The distance to the sbit cooling is not much better either. Why i bought it: