The ease of integration the Apollo Pro Plus chipset provides manufacturers with allows them to produce designs similar to their Intel counterparts in a relatively easy fashion. This division produces far better products than Acer itself and also does its own research for new innovations not that Acer isn’t good but AOpen still does it better. Now some of you might ask what Acer has got to do with an AOpen motherboard. Even maneuvering through the BIOS looks slow! The CPU is held in place by a retention mechanism that folds up from the board but is already in place. We all know who Acer is, don’t we? Very nifty and good for frequent fiddlers if you ask me:
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I do hope AOpen realise my constant complain about the over-concised manual as I believe it is quite important to portray a finished product for a company of its size and calibre, and considering how much effort they have put into designing the motherboard.
Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. It took over a year for the first non-Intel slot-1 chipset to hit the market, unfortunately the delay in VIA’s release of the Apollo Pro chipset gave Intel the power to capture the majority of the mainboard industry with their more mature BX chipset.
Over time, AOpen has built itself a nice reputation of the most stable and well performing motherboards in the industry.
So you can be morherboard that every model passes through AOpen world-renowned testing lab before it goes into production at one of the company’s ISO certified facilities. Maybe a apen BIOS or drivers could iron some kinks out. No ratings or reviews yet. Otherwise, your existing BX motherboard would have been more than suffice your computing needs, since we see very little difference between the Apollo Pro and Intel BX chipsets at MHz operation.
AXPro CA x 4. Firstly, let me say that overclocking the Pentium II was very easy with this board. Xx63 results are very similar for Bump-Mapping Emboss in terms of difference between the both motherboards.
Whatever you choose to run the different busses, the memory bus can be kicked up or down by 33Mhz from your current FSB. The available clock multipliers on the AX63 range from 1.
The board is tad bigger and spacious than many other BX motherboards of its category oapen the result is that most connectors are easily accessible without any hindrance.
Moyherboard floppy connector is placed right at the back of the Slot-1, the traditional place where AOpen places the floppy and power-supply connectors but at least the big power connector is moved up front but the floppy connector still remains there. ZD Winstone 99 Results Benchmark. Be the first to write a review.
Even maneuvering motherboare the BIOS looks slow! You can resume your original work directly from hard disk without go through the Motherboardd booting process and run your application again. The whole board is based upon the AOpen AX6BC-Pro and a bit of the older AX63 as physically all the layouts is the same and so are the offered features with only the chipsets that have been changed. Any Condition Any Condition.
The quality mothedboard the AOpen User’s Guide isn’t as high as it could be in comparison to ABIT’s “super manual” but it’s definitely an improvement over some of motberboard other creations it seems that manufacturers just throw together at the last minute. The ATX back-panel is colour-coded according to the PC99 specification for easy identification and plugging in of connectors. Unfortunately there has been a lack of quality Apollo Pro Plus solutions on the market, making the solution even more handicapped in addition to its lack of a large presence in the industry.
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Although the jumperless setup isn’t as polished as that of the ABIT BH6, it accomplishes the same general goal, making the setup of the board easier than ever. Once again, the benchmarks just never stop running mofherboard when we seem to have finished reviewing the product.
The following is a tiny part I took out from the PDF manual for reference: In every category, it is slower and especially in games because the design of the AGP-bus or the accompanying drivers isn’t as refined as Intel’s.
But if you are dying to get your hands on a PC mothergoard with UDMA66 capability, then I guess this board is something that you could consider. This situation continues throughout all the tests.
AOpen AX63 Pro – motherboard – ATX – Slot 1 – Pro133A
To round things off, the 3 DIMM slots and the ATX power connector are placed in the same lower right hand corner that makes the case requirements for the AX63 as general as possible.
Slot 1 Computer Motherboard. Slot A Computer Motherboqrd.