Of course, the benchmarking crowd will love it. But VIA have persevered and here it is. Is it supported by the Digi? Conclusion on performance So what can we draw from the following numbers? What a waste in my opinion.

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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. Analysing the layout I always like to take a look at the layout of the motherboards that pass through my system.

Board layout as we’ve discussed is fine. The plastic is there to protect the motherboards trace lines from being damaged when a heatsink is installed. 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.

PTLE works on MSI K7T Pro2 (MS v) with an Athlon XP+ ??? – Avid Pro Audio Community

The jumperless aspect of the board is great since fiddling around on with jumpers to adjust things that the BIOS was made to take care of is silly. A couple of BIOS tweaks and a general going over auvio that should be that. I know quite a few reviews of motherboards are done outside of a case in the confines of a testing area.

I don’t know whether it’s the test configuration since other reviews of this board seem to have great performance and there may very well be issues running the KTA on the test setup we’re using here.


MSI K7T Pro2-RU – VIA KTA Motherboard Roundup – January

Performance One of the biggest selling points of this new wave of KTA boards is the increased performance. There are a total of 6 USB 1. With 3DMark testing overall CPU, memory and graphics performance and Sandra providing the synthetic numbers, we have pretty much all bases covered. Sandra Memory Bandwidth Benchmark 9 x Under XP is fine.

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, that means the Northbridge and Southbridge.

Fast forwarding about 9 months; nForce motherboards are nowhere to be seen and we now have the KTA chipset, a new and improved version of the older KT The answers at aduio glance appears to be very well and a resounding yes! Something like DivX encoding should see a handy increase in encoding speed, knocking a fair few minutes off the time of a usual full length movie encoding.

So how do we find the MSI as a whole? The RAID connectors are close to the bottom right and run 90 degrees to the regular connectors. A thermistor is present, but it’s a surface mount type, like a resistor and comes nowhere to touching the CPU. As you are about to see, this seems to do wonders for performance!


Being somewhat inexperienced with motherboard replacement have ,7t266 it once ,good documentation would be helpful. Thumbs up to MSI and if they can sort out the small issues in a later revision, they can’t fail to succeed with this board.

Here are the official specifications.

Fitted with an all-in-one monoblock which matches the Gigabyte Aorus aesthetic. MSI prro2 made a name for themselves by producing inexpensive and highly reliable motherboards that continually manage to perform well.

The odd niggling aspect of the design is there, but nothing to make you discard it completely. I’d have preferred a less fancy actively cooled heatsink to the gold coloured passive heatsink provided. Apart from that we see nothing unusual here.

VIA KT266A Motherboard Roundup – January 2002

Privacy policy and Terms of Use. Which processor will be the best? Sun Valley, ID Posts: 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.