Top 5 AMD Athlon Motherboards
Many computer enthusiasts like Athlon motherboards. They're cheaper compared to Intel boards and offer exceptional performance. However selecting a board from the vast range of AMD motherboards is a difficult task.
Here is the list of top 5 AMD Athlon motherboards
The ASUS P5ND2-SLI Deluxe is an all new AMD 64-bit Socket 939 platform which gives leading performance with multimedia applications. With SLI PCI Express graphics, Serial ATA and RAID support, 6-channel sound, IEEE 1394, and USB2.0 - you can just imagine what power you can get out of this one.
The MSI K7N2G-ILSR offers ard offers a combination of performance and flexibility at a reasonable price. Everything you need is built in: AGP 8X, support for Serial ATA RAID, 6-channel sound, IEEE 1394, USB2.0 and powerful nForce2 integrated graphics. Highly recommended.
Chaintech has always made quality motherboards and the SK8T800 is no exception. A Socket 754 platform, this board provides AGP 4X/8X support and incorporates a long list of features. It has performed very well in various benchmark tests too. Overall, a solid motherboard at a very good price.
The ABIT NF7-S2 is designed with the overclocker in mind. Standard stuff is all there: AGP 8x, DDR memory, Serial ATA support, 6 channel audio, USB 2.0 support and IEEE 1394 support. Do take note that you buy a board that is version 1.2 or higher. Overclocking was touted to be problem in earlier versions.
The Gigabyte GA-K8U represents great value for money. Run an AMD Athlon 64 processor with DDR400 memory, SATA hard drive, AGP 8X video, built-in audio sound and high speed USB 2.0 support. This Socket 754 board is best suited for those on a budget but who still want great performance.