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    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

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    Supported CPU: Socket A for AMD Athlon XP/Athlon/Duron Processor

    Chipset: nVIDIA nFORCE 2 SPP + MCP
    FSB: 400/333/266/200MHz
    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

    FSB: 400/333/266MHz
    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.

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    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

    --Jakk

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    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.

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    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?

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