The SiSoft Sandra CPU tests were so close, it isn't even funny. The Abit AT7-MAX2 beat the Asus A7V8X in all of these tests, but only by a few points.
It's really too close to tell which board is the best performer.
I found it interesting that the Asus A7V8X beat the Abit AT7-MAX2 in the PCMark2002 Pro CPU test, but again there is only a few points difference between the two.
During the SiSoft Sandra & PCMark2002 Pro memory tests, the points were close but the winner was definitely the Asus A7V8X.
Hard Drive Benchmark
Finally there is a score that clearly shows which board is better in the category. In the hard drive category, the Abit AT7-MAX2 is clearly the winner.
Both boards were set to ATA-66 (highest support by my hard drive), and they both were tested under the same conditions.