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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Their description is provided on the PCB. Socket Computer Motherboard for Intel.

The only real difference is that the Silicon Image circuit on this board can take up to four extra S-ATA units while the old one only took two.

Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: As usual, you can configure everything you might need in the race for additional gigahertz here.

IC7-MAX3 is simply the closest thing you can get to a luxurious mainboard to date, and as usual with status-giving merchandise, all reasoning goes straight out through the windows when finally stuck. Furthermore, this is also a so called “smart fan” which means that the RPM of the fan is adjusted by generation of heat from ix7-max3 components.

Review: ABIT IC7-MAX3 – Mainboard –

Another nifty feature are the green LEDs that shine when the board is operational. For the data to be readable you must insert a key in the key reader which is mounted on a bracket.


The MAX boards has always performed very good specially under overclocked circumstances, and furthermore, each incarnation of the MAX series has been very innovative. Time to head over to the performance tests, but before that, a brief put together of the test systems. However, on the bright side, the buyer gets to take part of the finest in the present mainboard market, even if its only an inch sharper than the already incredible IC7-G.

ABIT IC7-MAX3, Socket 478, Intel Motherboard

The IS7 is the most consistent and places first almost all of the time. The availability though is, as always with ABIT, very good. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. The board measures x mm wide ATX, 9 fastening screws, the left lower corner won’t hang loose. There are also voltage regulators of the AGP bus 2x uF and several less capacious ones and of the memory 2x uF.

FireWire ports are only three of but it is more than enough in most cases. Into the BIOS, change the settings and you are set.


The chipset fan was changed for a basic fan, just to know. P4 at its best. First appearances give off the impression of a cluttered, unwieldy board. The marginals are very small as usual though. That’s the OTES cooling system that’s new on this model, folks.

By lowering the multiple and raising the FSB, we could find the abkt for what the motherboard was able to handle.


This is a board for the people just have to have the best stuff at all times; the guys that clock their computers the highest and win Ic7-max33 in 3DMark. In the unbuffered memory benchmark however, the MAX3 is no longer the best. The card is as mentioned almost identical to the IS7-G.

This is a function that raises the cards performance by optimizing the timings the card is working with.

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BioShock Infinite and Metro: Time for some overclocked benchmarks. All the benchmarks where performed with the memory timings set atexcept for the overclocking tests where we used Corsairs latest DDR modules with the timings set at MP3 encodning Fraunhofer II codec.

By reading this site you agree to our cookie policy. Here you can find all functions you want. A little further down is where the real SATA fun starts.

Right next to the OTES cooling is the 12V contact, nicely placed to the upper right edge of the board. It cant run many of todays applications.

Also, optical in and output are on the board which makes it well-equipped in ways of audio. ABIT aibt engineered another fantastic motherboard that you just have to own.