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The board is built upon a PCB that is much larger than most regular ATX designs and more closely resembles an extended ATX design that is usually reserved for dual processor motherboards. In the event that your memory can’t run at MHz, the chipset allows for a 3: The board itself is about the size of FIC’s SD which is the only other oversized Athlon motherboard that we’ve seen in the lab. Also, with a larger motherboard layout you can run into space constraints in smaller ATX cases that could possibly hinder the cooling efficiency of your setup because of cable clutter, or the motherboard may not even be able to fit properly if you have a small enough ATX case. Log in Don’t have an account? The first thing you notice about the AK72 is its incredible size.

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AOpen AK – CeBIT Coverage – Athlon Motherboards

We were originally told to wait until the end of January for AOpen’s AK72, their KX based Athlon motherboard, unfortunately after a few more delays that plagued not only AOpen’s project but KX motherboards from virtually every motherboard manufacturer other than EPoX, the AK72 didn’t make its way out of AOpen’s plants in January as planned.

One of the world’s most profitable motherboard manufacturers, AOpen, wasn’t about to let this market fall into the hands of their competitors. Log in Don’t have an account? Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.

Also, with a larger motherboard layout you can run into space constraints in smaller ATX cases that could possibly hinder the cooling efficiency of your setup because of cable clutter, or the motherboard may not even be able to fit properly if you have a small enough ATX case. This is something you’ll definitely want to take into account with the AK72 since it is about a full inch 2.

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CeBIT 2000 Coverage – Athlon Motherboards

After a bit of tweaking of the design, the AK72 is finally ready for the public aooen see and the reviewers to judge.

OEMs are obviously taking the Athlon seriously, and scoring OEM deals is what truly separates the successful motherboard manufacturers from those that aren’t so successful. The reasons for AOpen choosing such a large PCB design for the AK72 aren’t very clear because it is more expensive to produce a board with a larger surface area than it is to produce one with a smaller surface area simply because you save on PCB costs with aoopen smaller layout.

The board is built upon a PCB that is much larger than most regular ATX designs and more aopwn resembles an extended ATX design that is usually reserved for dual processor motherboards. With a growing aopeen for Athlon systems, OEMs are definitely on the lookout for Athlon motherboards from the aooen that supply them boards for the rest of their, non-Athlon, product line. The Athlon motherboard market essentially belongs to those motherboard manufacturers that are bold enough to pursue Athlon motherboard designs.

While the AK72 didn’t step away with an Editor’s Choice award like most of AOpen’s previous submissions to AnandTech for evaluation, let’s take a look at how well it stacks up to the rest of the Athlon motherboard market out there and see if it measures up to our high expectations from AOpen.

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Because of AOpen’s virtually spotless aak72, when they announced that they would be producing an Athlon motherboard this year we were definitely looking forward to getting our hands on what would surely turn out to be one of the best Athlon motherboards to hit the streets.

In the event that your memory can’t run at MHz, the chipset allows for a 3: Since the market isn’t nearly as saturated as the Intel BX motherboard market for example, it is quite attractive to some of the larger motherboard manufacturers that wish to gain as much ground as possible in virtually all areas. The board itself is about the size of FIC’s SD which is the only other oversized Athlon motherboard that we’ve seen in the lab.

Long time AnandTech readers will know that aipen hasn’t been a manufacturer that has received more of our Editor’s Choice Awards than AOpen in the past couple of years. AOpen has consistently been able to deliver the features users demand from a motherboard while maintaining a respectable level of stability through their excellent choice in components as well as their zk72 rigorous QA testing procedures that take place before you even set your hands on one of their motherboards.

If those manufacturers don’t have Athlon products, then it may be time for that particular OEM to begin soliciting help from some of the manufacturer’s competitors. The first thing you notice about the AK72 is its incredible size.

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