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Conclusion and Thoughts
Abit's budget solution for the Socket 754 is indeed a decent success. Although the performance is not outstanding, it's still somewhat better than the acclaimed DFI. The use of VIA's chipset may or may not be ideal, due to VIA's bad history of chipset drivers, but Abit's implementation is well done. The KV8 Pro overclocked great and comes with abundant features to suit your needs. The onboard audio isn't top of the line, but gets the job done. The inclusion of many fan headers is admirable, considering the board is smaller than the full-sized ATX motherboard. The most impressive part of this motherboard is the price tag. Coming in at well below $100, the KV8 Pro provides some tough competition. Because it's so cheap and packs quite some power, the board is a good recommendation.