So what can we draw from the following numbers? Conclusion on performance So what can we draw from the following numbers? It’s simple to attach your own fan, but it’s always nice to see these things as standard. 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 have made a name for themselves by producing inexpensive and highly reliable motherboards that continually manage to perform well. 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.

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So how do we find the MSI as a whole? Sony or Mitsumi Case and Power Supply: 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. If you are into media encoding such as MP3 encoding or the creation of K7t266 movies you’ll be happy with the new speed. Sure there aren’t many USB 2. Finally before we hit the pretty pictures, the tests are performed at kt266 default system speed of Mhz 9 x and Mhz 9 x showing the improvements to be gained both in clock speed and memory bandwidth via a higher front adio bus clock.


Firstly, the extra memory bandwidth provided by the KTA isn’t mightily impressive on this review sample.

Review: MSI K7T Pro2 – Mainboard –

Of course, the benchmarking crowd will love it. Physical installation of the board was a cinch.

Mounting 6 mounting holes. Find all posts by Laquesis. A thermistor is present, but it’s a surface mount type, like a resistor and comes nowhere to touching pfo2 CPU.

Ships with the following: Introduction MSI were kind enough to courier me their latest, not-even-on-the-website, motherboard for review, the K7T Pro2. Direct Sound AC97 Audio. The inclusion of things like USB2.

The floppy connector is also grouped here which is where it should be to lessen the cable length required over a bottom edge placement. However they ARE quicker and that’s what we are expecting. Overall conclusion So how do we find the MSI as a whole? 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.

So there we have them, the numbers most people will be looking for. A smart move on VIA’s part indeed. We are rendering the pawns scene here at x resolution.

VIA KT266A Motherboard Roundup – January 2002

All in all it’s a good layout with only the RAID connector orientation being the problem for me. As you can see, the numbers fall exactly in line with the 1. However, the little push rod to lever the card from the socket is flanked closely by a capacitor making it very hard to operate with your fingers, even for someone like me who has quite small hands.


The plastic is there to protect the motherboards trace lines from being damaged when a heatsink is installed. Performance is good 7kt266 overall the board seems great. Okay, back to the board SmartKey is also a good value addition to the K7T Pro2 package. With the announcement of nVidia’s nForce chipset, the mighty VIA looked like it was in quite a bit of troubleā€¦.

Is it the same again, not quick, hard to implement etc and have MSI done a good job with the board? A bad layout for me can be the difference between getting and ignoring a new motherboard, regardless of what features or performance it offers. This is an optional feature and one we were very glad to see MSI had included on the board.

As you pr2o see, MSI has taken prp2 chipset and added its own twists. About Us Employment Privacy Policy.