Athlon KX133 Motherboard Roundup - A Nail-Biting Affair

Jetway 771AS

The inconvenient arrangement of IDE and floppy interfaces is quite apparent on the Jetway 771AS. The labels on the connectors are much too small. Due to missing heat sinks the voltage controller transistors get very hot.

The Jetway 771AS is a very compact board that comes in a slightly poor packaging. The information in the handbook is very brief and at first not always understandable. Already during initial usage the inconvenient arrangement of the IDE and especially the floppy interfaces becomes quite apparent. Other points of criticism give rise to the suspicion that the design of this board has not been properly thought through: The labels on all connectors are much too small, the four power transistors of the controller heat up extensively - a result of missing heat sinks. The shipment does not contain an additional cable for two more USB connections. The FSB clock is set in the BIOS. Besides the five PCI slots, the 771AS has an AMR and an ISA slot.