Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. That goes to show just how important size is to some manufacturers. On first inspection it was obvious that this is a good design. 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 settings. 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. 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 configuration as their audio system just fine. I have heard that Intel will be making a chipset called the Sound Max 3.
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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.
FIC AD11 Socket-A AMD 760 DDR ATX
There are several tall heatsinks on the motherboard components. 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 configuration as their audio system just fine.
That goes to show just how important size is to some manufacturers. All trademarks, logos, and av11 are property of their respective owners. FIC was kind enough to send their new AD11 motherboard for review. Downloads Mobo ID Tools.
FIC AD11 Review :: Features ::
Overall it comes across quite well and is an impressive product from the folks over at FIC. When you have a brand spankin new 1. However little credit is given to the company that played a significant part in making it all possible. Remember that the drive chain defaults to the slowest drive in the chain therefore connecting a Zip drive or CD ROM player as a slave to your Ultra DMA gic drive will fkc 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 For your inline card expansions the AD11 comes equipped with five PCI slots one universal 4X AGP slot and one CNR Slot which at the moment is a useless piece of hardware at the moment but eventually some company will be putting foc reasonable products to be used in the CNR slot.
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. I have heard that Intel will be making a chipset called the Sound Max 3. With memory being the biggest bottleneck in modern computers this makes a whole lot of sense.
Another area of concern was that the capacitors ajacent to the CPU socket are pretty close. Introduction AMD’s incredible success last year can be attributed to their high performance and very affordable Athlon processors. Too close it turned out for me to use a Thermaltake Super Orb heatsink. How to Guides Interviews Tech-planations. Unlike Intel, AMD is not capable of supplying the market with both microprocessors and chipsets. This is very new since no other manufacturer has thought to cool anything other than the chipset on the board.
Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. 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 settings. It is nearly 1. I was surprised by how small the mainboard was. 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.
Instead of the MHz bus speed that we’ve all a1d1 to love we’ve been given a bump up to MHz. I heard this product at the IDF and it is a very nice CNR product solving all your audio needs in a small digital card. Index The Layout Twin Turbos: This motherboard has some nice features, but an onboard RAID controller would have been ar11 nice and added a little more gusto to the overall features of the board.
As it turned out that board wasn’t a perfect fit for someone like me who wants to be able to overclock on the fly without a lot of fuss. Log in Don’t have an account? 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.
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The only reason we even see chipsets from AMD is that they do step in every now and then to promote new technology that they would like to see the third party vendors fi. 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. The CPU socket is located close to the top of the board but a little too close to the on board connectors for the PS2 components and the USB connectors.