Slot A motherboards and the Thunderbird
After AMD claimed after the release of the VIA KX133 that the SlotA Thunderbird was probably not compatible with this chipset and that there could also be problems with the operation of the Thunderbird in the old Irongate chipset, C't has some SlotA motherboards with them VIA and AMD chipset examined for their compatibility with the Thunderbird.
Here are the boards that passed the test:
- AMD Irongate chipset: AMI MegaThon 804, Asus K7M , DFI AK70, Freetech P7F200A2, Gigabyte GA-7IXE, MSI K7 Pro, Shuttle A61, Soyo SY-K7AIA
- VIA KX133 chipset: Asus K7V, Chaintech 7ATA, Epox 7KXA, Jetway 771AS, LuckyStar K7VA133, QDI KinetiZ 7A, Soltek 77KV
As you can see, the number of supported boards is not exactly small, but there are also some motherboards that have a little more problems with the operation of the Thunderbird or that run completely refused:
- AMD Irongate chipset: LuckyStar K7A750, MS I MS-6167
- VIA KX133 chipset: Abit KA7, AOpen AK72, Biostar M7MKE, Gigabyte GA-7VX, NMC 7VAX, Soyo SY-K7VIA, Tyan S2380 Trinity K7