Instead of the MHz bus speed that we’ve all grown to love we’ve been given a bump up to MHz. I was surprised by how small the mainboard was. Introduction Features Installation Performance Conclusion. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. While it was the first AMD board we laid eyes on, let’s see how well FIC has improved the design since we first met.
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That, of course, is a very good thing. Fiv goes to show just how important size is to some manufacturers. However little credit is given to the company that played a significant part in making it all possible. Overall it comes across quite well and is an impressive product from the folks over at FIC. For listening to music and playing game the AD11 uses the VIA B Southbridge chipset that supports two channel audio and Direct sound and should suit the needs of the average user who is only using a two speaker or two speaker and subwoofer fuc as their audio system just fine.
The only reason we even see chipsets from AMD af11 that they do step in foc now and then to promote new technology that they would like to see the third party vendors adopt. How to Guides Interviews Tech-planations. This motherboard has some nice features, but an onboard RAID controller would have been quite nice and added a little more gusto to the overall features of the board.
Log in Don’t have an account? While it was the first AMD board we laid eyes on, let’s see how well FIC has improved the design since we first met. I have heard that Intel will be making a chipset called the Sound Max 3. I think most users would be satisfied with this motherboard it does not have a whole lot of bells and whistles but it definitely gets the job done where it counts.
As it turned out that board wasn’t a perfect fit for someone like me who wants to be able to ar11 on the fly without a lot of fuss.
FIC AD11 Review :: Features ::
Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Instead of the MHz bus speed that we’ve all grown to love we’ve been given a bump up to MHz.
Had they properly done so, the AZ11 would have been the first Socket-A motherboard to break the Athlon’s multiplier lock. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. I heard this product at the IDF and it is a very nice CNR ad1 solving all your audio needs in a small digital card. AMD’s incredible success last year can be attributed to their high performance and very affordable Athlon processors.
Recently memory prices have taken a serious nose dive so picking up some new RAM should not be too costly an adventure in the present scheme of things. Downloads Mobo ID Tools.
Back in September we offered a preview of the AD11 and we were quite impressed with its performance and stability, especially considering it was a very early beta platform.
Boy have I been busy lately with quite a few SocketA motherboard reviews. When you have a brand spankin new 1. What was even more disappointing was that we later discovered that the AZ11 had multiplier control after all, and the engineers simply failed to provide the dipswitches to control the fci.
With memory being the biggest bottleneck in modern computers this makes a whole lot of sense. Another area of concern was that ad1 capacitors ajacent to the CPU socket are pretty close. Index The Layout Twin Turbos: It is nearly 1.
FIC AD11 Socket-A AMD 760 DDR ATX
Remember that the drive chain defaults to the slowest drive foc the chain therefore connecting a Zip drive or CD ROM player as a slave to your Ultra DMA hard drive will result in your hard drive running at the slower Ultra 33 mode speed instead of the proper Ultra speed in which is was designed for greatly decreasing your system performance. There are several ad1 heatsinks on the motherboard components. I was surprised by how small the mainboard was.
Unlike Intel, AMD is not capable of supplying the market with both microprocessors and chipsets.
FIC AD11 Review :: Features
FIC was kind enough to send their new AD11 motherboard for review. On first inspection it was obvious that this is a good design.
Fast forwarding to the present day, we have the final, shipping revision of the FIC AD11 armed with the final, shipping revision of the AMD chipset. In more recent history they released the SD 11which was one of the first Slot-A motherboards to ever hit the market in spite of strong pressures against supporting the platform from Intel.