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  Product Profile : DFI AD70-SR Motherboard 
 
DFI's AD70-SR is based on the VIA KT266A chipset, and supports PC2100 and PC1600 DDR SDRAM memory for AMD Athlon and AthlonXP processors. For more information, visit DFI's website here: http://www.dfi.com
Performance: 7/10

Performance was nominal - just about what we'd expect for a typical KT266A board.

Stability: 7/10

Stability was average as well. The board wasn't the best we've ever seen, however it proved to be more than sufficient for the average home user.

Quality: 8/10

This is our first official review of a DFI product, so while short-term quality was excellent, we cannot yet comment on long-term quality. Rest assured we'll keep the board in use, and make our readers aware of any problems that may occur.

Features: 7/10

Pretty much all of the standard features are in place, but nothing extra. The option of choosing between the SR and SC models is a nice touch.

Layout: 5/10

Jumper and connector positioning could use some work, as they can be difficult to access once the board has been installed.

Documentation: 7/10

DFI's User's Manual is what we'd consider average. All jumper settings are documented, however BIOS settings are not.

Price: 10/10

At less than $90, the AD70 is one of the least expensive KT266A boards on the market.

Overall Rating: 8/10

It's not tough to beat the AD70 in terms of overall features and package, however when you factor in the cost, it's pretty difficult to achieve a higher bang-for-the-buck.

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