Performance is good and overall the board seems great. When the KT chipset was eventually released, it was met with quite a bit of disappointment. Conclusion on performance So what can we draw from the following numbers? However they ARE quicker and that’s what we are expecting. 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 At MHz, the run takes 50 seconds.
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This is k7t66 second K7T Pro2 from MSI we’ve had here in Hexus labs due to time constraints in keeping the k77t266 board, but during the time we had with it, performance was significantly lower than expected. If you are a heavy gamer, it’s a nice upgrade. It was run at default clocks and display settings at 9 x just to check that everything was working as far as the KTA AGP driver was concerned and the following score illustrates that perfectly. Would it totally sweep me off my feet and carry me into a glorious world of high overclockability where DDR is the only way to go?
MSI K7T266 Pro2-A – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT266A
The problem exists under Windows too, but not to the same extent. Analysing the layout I always like to take a look at the layout of the motherboards that prro through my system.
Notice that SSE benchmarks are performed in this test. A closer inspection of the CPU socket reveals something a bit more disturbing. Applications that shift a lot of data between main memory and the CPU will be the obvious benefactors with the KTA. However, the extremely nice guys over at MSI were happy to work with us to try and solve our problems and a BIOS flash is finally giving us some respectable numbers.
Not ideal at all. It may be a component in my setup, it may be a BIOS setting tweaked wrongly but I’m sure more memory performance is there to be unlocked. Otherwise, thumbs up to MSI. Performance is good and overall the board seems great. As always though, it all depends on the applications that you run and whether they will be able to take ,7t266 of the new speed increases.
What was the best tech product of ? MSI were kind enough to courier me their latest, not-even-on-the-website, motherboard for review, the K7T Pro2. Taking a look at the picture of the motherboard and starting at the top, we can see that the ATX connector k7t26 to the left of the CPU socket, right in the corner. 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 kt7266 needs to function.
This board initially faired just as badly.
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The floppy connector is also grouped here which is where it should be to lessen the cable length required over a bottom edge placement. There are also 2 oro headers near the top edge of the board, to the left and right of the DIMM slots.
Everything else is standard. Software installation was also simple. The MHz increase in k77t266 gives us a handy increase in core CPU speed from the already impressive performance at 1.
KT has been soundly trounced by AMD in the performance stakes.
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The odd niggling aspect of the design is there, but nothing to make you discard it completely. KTA attempts to redress the balance with much increased memory bandwidth. SYS driver, BSOD’s on 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. It also seems like the BIOS setup is critical.