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Chaintech Zenith ZNF3-150 nForce3 Motherboard Review

Chaintech Zenith ZNF3-150 nForce3 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Take it from me, with the "regular" Athlon64 'K8' processor you get about 95% of the Athlon64 FX performance, for about half the price.
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External Mfg. Website: Chaintech Jan 06 2004   Colin Sun  
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A well rounded motherboard!

It should be pretty clear by now that if you're looking for a top of the line Athlon64 motherboard the Chaintech Zenith ZNF3-150 easily delivers.

The Zenith ZNF3-150 is a very well rounded motherboard, and with a retail price of $240 CDN ($180 US) you'd have to expect a speedy board with a lot of features. In terms of onboard goodies, the Zenith ZNF3-150 has Serial ATA/Serial ATA RAID and an additional IDE controller, IEEE 1394, Gigabit LAN and VIA's new Envy24PT 7.1 soundcard.

Chaintech also include a decent software bundle that includes Pro-Magic, Image It and Norton Anti Virus. Along with the long list of bundled goodies (rounded cables, CBox3 5 1/4" utility drive bay, etc.) there is the very unique Radex MOSFET cooling accessory.

The heatsink on the nForce3 was somewhat disappointing, and along with one a particularly hard to reach jumper things were not all perfect however. Yet, overall I'd have to say that performance of the ZNF3-150 motherboard was excellent, and it was quite an overclocker as well.

The Chaintech Zenith ZNF3-150 is a worthy motherboard for even the most demanding Athlon64 user, and I'm positive if you tried one out yourself you'd agree.

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Contents of Article: Chaintech ZNF3-150
 Pg 1.  Chaintech Zenith ZNF3-150 nForce3 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Up close with the ZNF3-150
 Pg 3.  RadEX Cooling System
 Pg 4.  Cbox3 and 7.1 Channel Audio
 Pg 5.  BIOS and Overclocking
 Pg 6.  System Spec's and Benchmarks: Winstone and Sysmark 2002
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: Winbench 99, SiSoft Sandra 2004
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: PCMark2002, 3DMark2001
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: Quake III Arena, UT2003
 Pg 10.  — A well rounded motherboard!

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