Only glaring bad spots should be noted and the MSI has none. What was the best tech product of ? Overall conclusion So how do we find the MSI as a whole? With 3DMark testing overall CPU, memory and graphics performance and Sandra providing the synthetic numbers, we have pretty much all bases covered. I could be wrong however.

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It also seems like the BIOS setup is critical.

MSI K7T266 Pro2 – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT266A Series

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. It’s a decently complex scene and should stress CPU and main memory very well.

Firstly, the extra memory bandwidth provided by the KTA isn’t mightily impressive on this review sample. Only glaring bad spots should be noted and the MSI has none. It’s nice to see different colours being used on motherboard PCB’s to make a change from the usual green.

The RAID connectors are close to the bottom right and run 90 degrees to the regular connectors. V-MAP chips are the same size and have the same pin compatible layout that makes this possible.

Fitted with an all-in-one monoblock which matches the Gigabyte Aorus aesthetic. At MHz, the run takes 50 seconds. The answers at first glance appears to be very well and a resounding yes! I must point out that it has been a real struggle to get performance out of the MSI board. The notable additions include the USB 2. From the diagram, we can also see the VT Southbridge implements AC’97 and MC’97 audio and modem facilities of which the manufacturer of a motherboard using this chip provides the headers and support for.


The inclusion of things like USB2.

audip The top left placement is a good choice however and gets my thumbs up. KTA attempts to redress the balance with much increased memory bandwidth. But VIA have persevered and here it is. I didn’t install the extra Windows software component due to it being a review motherboard but rest assured the hardware side of things works well.

Review: MSI K7T Pro2 – Mainboard –

A closer inspection of the CPU socket reveals something a bit more disturbing. A thermistor is present, but it’s a surface mount type, like a resistor kk7t266 comes nowhere to touching the CPU. But what do we get over the KT? Don’t rely too much on your own manual tweaking on the MSI to extract all the performance.

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. Here we see the corresponding The odd niggling aspect of the design is there, but nothing to make you discard it completely. SmartKey is also a good value addition to the K7T Pro2 package. 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.


Is it the same again, not quick, hard to implement etc and have MSI done a good job with the board?

MSI K7T266 Pro2U – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT266A

Otherwise, thumbs up to MSI. Software is also installed on the operating system that stops the OS from functioning properly if the correct SmartKey isn’t detected.

Quake3 and 3DMark respond well to the new chipset giving us the broad impression that most I7t266 and Direct3D game performance will increase. If you are a heavy gamer, it’s a nice upgrade. Not ideal at all. Applications that shift a lot of data between main memory and the CPU will be the obvious benefactors with the KTA.