The top left placement is a good choice however and gets my thumbs up. Board layout as we’ve discussed is fine. We are rendering the pawns scene here at x resolution. In situations where a tall case is used, it might prove difficult to reach the connectors with the cables. It’s certainly eye catching, that’s for sure.
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VIA Mis KTA chipset Specifications Before we get our hands dirty in the specifications, remember a chipset is just that, a set of individual chips that work together to provide the services the AMD platform needs to function.
In this case, moving from the KT to the new A version should really be as easy as dropping the new chipset into the place of the old. Of course, this board isn’t perfect, there are a few things I would have liked to have seen done like removing the AMR and dropping in an extra PCI slot.
Taking a look at the picture of the motherboard and starting at the top, we can see that the ATX connector is to the left of the CPU socket, right in the corner. I’m very hopeful that a newer revision of the BIOS for the board will extract even more performance and bring things up to speed on this test setup. For the average home user playing a few games here and there and using office application on something like the AMD platform, the upgrade doesn’t make sense really.
MSI K7T Pro2-A – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KTA Overview – CNET
k72t66 SmartKey is also a good kt7266 addition to the K7T Pro2 package. Everything else is standard. This is in contrast to the KG7-RAID and AMD chipset where manual tweaking of the chipset settings is essential to make the board perform well and no high performance defaults setting is provided. In this case, that means the Northbridge and Southbridge. It was among the slowest chipsets around and it had one glaring problem – when the bus speed exceeded MHz, USB devices stopped working.
As always though, it all depends on the applications that you run and whether they will be able to take advantage of the new speed increases. Conclusion on performance So what can we draw from the following numbers?
SYS driver, BSOD’s k7f266 shutdown and the sound randomly seems to stop at any point during using the audio and doesn’t come back to life until you reboot. This is an optional feature and one we were very glad msl see MSI had included on the board.
This board was installed fully in a case and since it shares the exact same mounting points as should all similar sized motherboards conforming to the ATX spec as the previous occupant of the case, the Abit KG7-RAID, installation was simple. I must stress that the layout of motherboard is pure personal taste and some problem item in one case might be perfect in another.
Is it the same again, not quick, hard to implement etc and have MSI done a good job with the board? I must point out that it has been a real struggle to get performance out of the MSI board. There are a total of 6 USB 1.
Before we get our hands dirty in the specifications, remember a chipset is just that, a set of individual chips that work together to provide the services the AMD platform needs to function.
MSI K7TPro2 RU Motherboard Review –
Ships with the following: Here are the official specifications. It’s certainly eye catching, that’s for sure. The KT is almost universally regarded as quite slow, hard to make work and it’s generally unloved.
At any rate, it is so far from being slow! A smart move on VIA’s part indeed. Beginners Guides Cases and Access. I didn’t install k7t266 extra Windows software component due to it being a review motherboard but rest assured the hardware side of things works well. A Quick Note on Installation and Software.
A thermistor pro22 present, but it’s a surface mount type, like a resistor and comes nowhere to touching the CPU. Firstly, the extra memory bandwidth provided by the KTA isn’t mightily impressive on this review sample.
MSI K7T266 Pro2 – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT266A Series
Analysing the layout I always like to take a look at the layout of the motherboards that pass through my system. V-MAP chips are the same size and have the same pin compatible layout that makes this possible. Board layout as we’ve discussed is fine.
Test software comprises the usual suspects, MadOnion’s 3DMark and SiSoft Sandra current versionI’ve also added a couple of benchmarks you don’t usually see, notably Distributed.