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Anyone know what the main performace boosts are between the IC7 and the IC7-G MaxII? They are both from the 875 chipset, but I dont know what makes the MaxII better.
 

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Originally Posted by SpencerM

Anyone know what the main performace boosts are between the IC7 and the IC7-G MaxII? They are both from the 875 chipset, but I dont know what makes the MaxII better.

According to ABIT, the IC7-G has the following features that the IC7 does not:
- Supports Intel® CSA Gigabit LAN
- Supports Performance Acceleration Technology (PAT) function
4 SATA when the IC7 only has 2 SATA
- On board Intel CSA Gigabit LAN
- Supports Plug-and-Play (PNP)
- Supports Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI)
- Supports Desktop Management Interface (DMI)
- Write-Protect Anti-Virus function by AWARD BIOS
And includes a RJ-45 LAN connector when the IC7 does not.

I purchased the IC7-G for the Gigabit Ethernet and the 4 SATA interfaces.
 

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Would you reccomend it for the price difference of 50$?

What you look for in a mobo is the possibility for future use, with the 4 SATA and the gigabit ethernet it is ready for more devices in the near or far off future. I would recommend it with the $50 price difference, because you can use it to move completely away from IDE and 10Mb/sec ethernet and onto all SATA and Gigabit ethernet.

I have not had any problems with this board and would recommend it to anyone.
 

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- Supports Performance Acceleration Technology (PAT) function
- Supports Plug-and-Play (PNP)
- Supports Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI)
- Supports Desktop Management Interface (DMI)

These things are chipset- and/or BIOS-specific, not mobo-specific. Both boards will support these features.
 

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- Supports Performance Acceleration Technology (PAT) function
- Supports Plug-and-Play (PNP)
- Supports Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI)
- Supports Desktop Management Interface (DMI)

These things are chipset- and/or BIOS-specific, not mobo-specific. Both boards will support these features.


I was just quoting what was listed for the IC7-MAx and not for the IC7 in the specifications according the ABit's website.

The only thinks I care about are the gigabit ethernet and the extra SATA connections.
 

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Originally Posted by NoAffinity

- Supports Performance Acceleration Technology (PAT) function
- Supports Plug-and-Play (PNP)
- Supports Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI)
- Supports Desktop Management Interface (DMI)

These things are chipset- and/or BIOS-specific, not mobo-specific. Both boards will support these features.



Which means that there is no speed difference between the IC7 and IC7-MAX boards?
 

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Which means that there is no speed difference between the IC7 and IC7-MAX boards?

According to my understand of ABIT the IC7 line is all basically the same perfromance wize, the only differences are possible connections.
NoAffinity can you back be up on this?
 

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According to my understand of ABIT the IC7 line is all basically the same perfromance wize, the only differences are possible connections.
NoAffinity can you back be up on this?


If that is indeed the case, then my post here about the Asus being faster could well be true:

http://www.overclock.net/showthread.php?t=6124
 

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If that is indeed the case, then my post here about the Asus being faster could well be true:

http://www.overclock.net/showthread.php?t=6124

The determination of faster is guided by three factors.
What kind of RAM is the max for the board
What chipset is on the board
What is the FSB speed.

If any of those specs are gigher than the ASUS board is faster.
IC7 FSB = 400/533/800
RAM= max PC3200
Chipset = 875P
 

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The same hardware configuration on any of the respective boards should provide similar results. A potential performance difference (between the IC7 and MaxII, in particular) could come from the gigabit LAN and the SATA/RAID controller. In this regard, if these things will be taken advantage of, the MaxII will offer better performance.
 

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Max II is just an older IC7-G. If you bought a MAXII youd just be getting the IC7-G, thats what i got. And yes its worth it, hvnt had a IC7 but the G works very well. Ive got a couple sata drives and they work well with it, and for overclocking, its pretty much unbeatable. imo anyway, im very very impressed with abit on this one
 
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