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If those manufacturers don’t have Athlon products, then it may be time for that particular OEM to begin soliciting help from some of the manufacturer’s competitors. After a bit of tweaking of the design, the AK72 is finally ready for the public to see and the reviewers to judge. In the event that your memory can’t run at MHz, the chipset allows for a 3: The reasons for AOpen choosing such a large PCB design for the AK72 aren’t very clear because it is more expensive to produce a board with a larger surface area than it is to produce one with a smaller surface area simply because you save on PCB costs with a smaller layout. Also, with a larger motherboard layout you can run into space constraints in smaller ATX cases that could possibly hinder the cooling efficiency of your setup because of cable clutter, or the motherboard may not even be able to fit properly if you have a small enough ATX case.

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OEMs are obviously taking the Athlon seriously, and scoring OEM deals is what truly separates the successful aopeb manufacturers from those that aren’t so successful.

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While the AK72 didn’t step away appen an Editor’s Choice award like most of AOpen’s previous submissions to AnandTech for evaluation, let’s take a look at how well it stacks up to the rest of the Athlon motherboard market out there and see if it measures up to our high expectations from AOpen. This is something you’ll definitely want to take into account with a,72 AK72 since it is about a full inch 2. If those manufacturers don’t have Athlon products, then it may be time for that particular OEM to begin soliciting help from some of the manufacturer’s competitors.

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Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up a72 comment. Also, with a larger motherboard layout you can run into space constraints in smaller ATX cases that could possibly hinder the cooling efficiency of alpen setup because of cable clutter, or the motherboard may not even be able to fit properly if you have a small enough ATX case. With a growing demand for Athlon systems, OEMs are definitely on the lookout for Athlon motherboards from the manufacturers that supply them boards for the rest of aope, non-Athlon, product line.

Long time AnandTech readers will know that there hasn’t been a manufacturer that has received more of our Editor’s Choice Awards than AOpen in the past couple of years. The reasons for AOpen choosing such a large PCB design for the AK72 aren’t very clear because it is more expensive to produce a board with a larger surface area than it is to aopem one with a smaller surface area simply because you save on PCB costs with a smaller layout.

In the event that your memory can’t run at MHz, the chipset allows for a 3: The first thing you notice about the AK72 is its incredible size.

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Because of AOpen’s virtually spotless history, when they announced that they would be producing an Athlon motherboard this year we were definitely looking forward to getting our hands on what would surely turn out to be one of the best Athlon motherboards to hit the streets. We were originally told to wait until the end of January for AOpen’s AK72, their KX based Athlon motherboard, unfortunately after a few more delays that plagued not only AOpen’s project but KX motherboards from virtually every motherboard manufacturer other than EPoX, the AK72 didn’t make its way out of AOpen’s plants in January as planned.

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Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. After a bit of tweaking of the design, the AK72 is finally ready for the public to see and the reviewers to judge.

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The Athlon motherboard market essentially belongs to those motherboard manufacturers that are bold enough to pursue Athlon motherboard designs.

The board is built upon a PCB that is much larger than most regular ATX designs and more closely resembles an extended ATX design that is usually reserved for dual processor motherboards. Log in Don’t have an account?

Since the market isn’t nearly as saturated as the Intel BX motherboard market for example, it is quite attractive to some of the larger motherboard manufacturers that wish to gain as much ground as possible in virtually all areas. One of the world’s most profitable motherboard manufacturers, AOpen, wasn’t about to let this market fall into the hands of their competitors.

AOpen has consistently been able to deliver the ao72 users demand from a motherboard while maintaining a respectable level of stability through their excellent choice in components as well as their extremely rigorous QA testing procedures that take a72 before you even set your hands on one of their motherboards. The board itself is about the size of FIC’s SD which is the only other oversized Athlon motherboard that we’ve seen in the lab.