The Soltek K8AN-RL is not unlike the other Soltek motherboards that we have seen. The board has been designed for a mainstream computer user looking for a quick and easy way to move to the Athlon64 platform. The board provides just about everything that any mainstream user could want at only a fraction of the cost.
Using this motherboard was a real joy, installation and setup went really smooth and after some minor BIOS configurations the board was up and really to run. The default benchmarks didn't show any clear winner between the SL-K8AN-RL and Chaintech reference system. Out of the box, the Soltek board did show slightly higher synthetic scores and realworld scores and even though the board doesn't have a wide range of overclocking controls it still hit 223Mhz FSB without to much trouble. Granted, the choosen system memory was swapped out to make this happen but the minor boost in speed was nice to see.
The Soltek SL-K8AN-RL is a perfect solution for any Athlon64 hungry system builder on a budget.
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