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. This means new motherboard designs using V-MAP family chips are quick and relatively painless to implement. A smart move on VIA’s part indeed. Overall conclusion So how do we find the MSI as a whole? A bad layout for me can be the difference between getting and ignoring a new motherboard, regardless of what features or performance it offers.
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Analysing the layout I always like to take a look at the layout of the motherboards that pass through my system. POV-Ray streams plenty of data from main memory to the CPU and back to perform its intensive calculations required to render our test scene.
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The problem exists under Windows too, but not to the same extent. Before we get to the jsi, let’s take a look at the test system. Sure there aren’t many USB 2. I was a bit sceptical of its position kh266 first, but, in my case at least, it seems to get the ATX connector out of the way very well seeing as though the ATX connector is the most bulky connector you’ll attach to a motherboard and also the most inflexible making a poor connector placement an extra hassle. As you are about to see, this seems to do wonders for performance!
This is prl2 optional feature and one we were very glad to 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.
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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 kt26 following score illustrates that perfectly. Overall conclusion So how do we find the MSI as a whole? Notice that SSE benchmarks are performed in this test.
Considering this, here’s the formal spec for the chipset. 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. This means new motherboard designs using V-MAP family chips are quick and relatively painless to implement.
I wish these extra connectors would run parallel to the vertical edge but that’s only personal preference.
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Software installation was also simple. The floppy connector is also grouped here which is where it should be to lessen the cable length required over a bottom edge placement.
And using the supplied WDM driver for the Live! However after months of delay, VIA essentially allowed its competition to gain a foothold in the marketplace first. Fast forwarding ,t266 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 Is it266 the same again, not quick, mai to implement etc and have MSI done a good job with the board?
The odd niggling aspect of the design is there, but nothing to make you discard it completely. Don’t rely too much on your own manual tweaking on the MSI to extract all the performance. All in all, not a hugely compelling upgrade over current AMD DDR solutions, but the speed mei are prp2 to be used if you can take advantage of them.
Next up we have the memory bandwidth benchmarks. 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.
The MHz increase in clock gives us a handy increase in core CPU speed from the already impressive performance at 1. There is no conventional thermistor in the socket to measure CPU temperature. 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 kt66 life until you reboot.