View Full Version : Which one, Abit IS7 or IS7-G??????
06-25-03, 02:54 AM
Should I get the Abit IS7 or IS7-G?????? I want to do some overclocking. Is there really a big difference (other then price)?????
There's no difference as far as overclocking is concerned.
06-25-03, 12:14 PM
According to Anandtech the difference is the IS7-G has an extra SATA / Raid controller and a gigabit LAN controller.
So unless you're the most used computer on a busy network or you need 10 HDDs you should be OK with the IS7.
06-25-03, 04:21 PM
Yeah, just extra bells and whistles..
The IC7 and IC7-G are a little more different because the IC7 doesn't have onboard LAN at all.. which stinks.
Guess they thought they'd sell more IC7-G's that way.. :rolleyes:
06-25-03, 06:35 PM
ic7 is the safe play
06-25-03, 08:23 PM
Yeah, the no LAN even though there's a LAN port is really weird... huh...
06-25-03, 08:55 PM
I think he was meaning the IS7 not the IC7.
The IS7 and the IS7-G both have LAN ports. The IS7 has 10/100 Mbps and the IS7-G has Gigabit LAN. I read a review that said some of the earlier made IS7's had the Gigabit chip (like the one IS7 that I bought :) Yippee!)
Other differences are :
The IS7 has 2 SATA connections and the IS7-G has 4
The IS7 supports RAID 0 and the IS7-G supports RAID 0/1
To me, the Gigabit LAN didn't mean that much to me because my other computer only has a 10/100 ethernet card and it's not going to help my internet connection. I'm not going to set up a RAID array, and only plan on having 2 HDD.
Spending the extra money for the IS7-G wasn't going to be worth it to me. But if you are planning to have a RAID 1 array or 4 HDD with serial ATA connections, you will need the IS7-G. Heck, you might luck out and get Gigabit ethernet for free with an IS7, like me. I bought it from newegg.
Hope this helps!
*edit* I found the review I mentioned:
06-25-03, 09:05 PM
Yeah the IC7 is the one without onboard LAN (newegg bolds it on their description). I think he was actually agreeing, but maybe not..
06-25-03, 09:13 PM
I wasn't disagreeing. It was just that NcBaller1985 had asked about the IS7, not the IC7. :)
I don't really know much about the IC7.
06-25-03, 10:50 PM
no, i meant what i typed :)
Street Racer/ 2/2/2/5
the ic7 beats the is7 in 5:4 without any gaming accelleration. in order for the gaming accelleration to work on the is7, you need very low latency memory.
the ic7 is faster with more reasonably priced memory (e.g. kingston hyperx pc3500). the board is only $27 more, but the difference between hyperx and low-latency is much more than that.
06-27-03, 05:51 PM
I've got my hands on 3 different IS7-E boards so far (all from NewEgg), and all of them had 3Com gigabit LAN! :cool:
Get the IC7-G. You wont be able to live with yourself knowing that this is out there and you have the IS7 without the added features. Even if you never have a need for them it is comforting to know that they are there.
06-28-03, 01:35 PM
I have decided to go with the IC7. I read a lot of reviews and you guys were a lot of help. It seemed liked the best option for me. Thanks!
06-28-03, 01:53 PM
Hmmmm... I heard that the IC7 had a lot of problems with the onboard sound... Is this true for all of the IS7/IC7 series?
BTW, why would I not be able to live with myself for getting a board that costs significantly less with everything I need? I'd be more likely not be able to live with myself if I bought a mobo for more that had a load of features I'd never use.... :P
I just got an Abit IS7 and when I went to install the drivers, it installed the Gigabyte Lan drivers.. but is there any way for me to verifiy if I actually have the Gigabyte Lan or not?
06-30-03, 04:10 AM
I just got the Abit IS7 too, and found the 3-COM GigaBit LAN chip on it. The Hexus.net review of it had the 3-com chip on theirs too,even though they only had the IS7.
Like squale asked, is there a way to check if you have GBit LAN?
06-30-03, 03:47 PM
Go into Hardware Management and see what it says for your LAN. Also, you could go into Network Connections in the control panel. Double click on your LAN and then click properties. It'll tell you your LAN hardware there at the top.
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