Abit NF7-s and NF7 difference
What is the difference? Just the on-board sound?
I have a SB Live 5.1, if the only difference in the two is the advanced sound capabilities of the "S" version, then I will save the 30 bucks on the mainboard and get the NF7 2.0
Supported CPU: Socket A for AMD Athlon XP/Athlon/Duron Processor
Chipset: nVIDIA nFORCE 2 SPP + MCP
RAM: 3x DIMM for Dual-Channel DDR333/266/200 Max 3GB, 2x DIMM for Dual-Channel DDR400 Max 2GB
IDE: 2x Ultra DMA 133 up to 4 Devices
Slots: 1x AGP 8X, 5x PCI
Ports: 2xPS/2,2xCOM,1xLPT,6xUSB2.0(Rear 2),SPDIF Out,1xLAN,Audio Ports
Onboard Audio: 6-Channel AC97 Codec
Onboard LAN: 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet
Form Factor: ATX
Supported CPU: AMD Duron/Athlon/Athlon XP Processors
Chipset: NVIDIA nForce2 SPP + MCP-T
RAM: 3x DIMM for DDR333/266/200 Max 3GB, 2x DIMM for DDR400 Max 2GB
IDE: 2x UltraDMA 133 up to 4 Devices
Slots: 1x AGP 8X/4X, 5x PCI
Ports: 2xPS2,2xCOM,1xLPT,SPDIF Out,6xUSB2.0(Rear 2),1xLAN,Audio Ports
Onboard Audio: nVIDIA SoundStorm APU(Dolby 5.1) + 6-Channel AC97 CODEC
Onboard LAN: 10/100Mbps
Onboard SATA/RAID: 2x Serial ATA, RAID 0/1
Onboard 1394 (Firewire): 2 Ports by Cable
Form Factor: ATX
Last edited by BipolarBill; 04-27-2004 at 01:22 AM.
Bear in mind that the Soundstorm is roughly equivalent ot a soundblaster audigy though and in that respect is well worth £30 and a step up from the SBLive!, in addition to the firewire/SATA features which may come in ahndy as technology progresses (personally ive yet to use my onboard firewire and i dont view SATA as any great shakes yet). That said if your not big on audio (like me, i still run 2.0 sound) you probably wont notice a world of difference between the live! and SS
Speaking from experience of Abit boards....always buy the most up-to-date of each model number.
I had a KT7 raid which was then updated to the KT7a. Unfortunately Abit neglected to iron out all the little glitches on the original.
Now I have the NF7s v2.0 and it's great. Make sure you update the BIOS asap or you may have problems with SATA/USB conflicts during boot-up though.
Thanks! I actually got the NF7 2.0
It's a great board, and I really have no use for the sound or raid on the -S
The only thing I wonder about is the network chip,
NF7 has the MCP
NF7-S has the MCP-T
What's the difference?