The immense room around the socket will please users of waterblocks, Swiftech’s and VapoChill units. The plastic is there to protect the motherboards trace lines from being damaged when a heatsink is installed. Finally before we hit the pretty pictures, the tests are performed at the 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 side bus clock. Home Help Search Login Register. Apart from that we see nothing unusual here.
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It’s essentially the same chip design as the KT, but with a much improved memory controller.
MSI K7TPro2 RU Motherboard Review –
A closer inspection of the CPU socket reveals something a bit more disturbing. 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. I cannot get sound, either on board or with a PCI sound card.
Next up we have the memory bandwidth benchmarks. Here are the official specifications.
Sure there aren’t many USB 2. At MHz, the run takes 50 seconds. Only glaring bad spots should be noted and the MSI has none. Everything else is standard. Perhaps this will help someone else down the road.
MSI K7T266 Pro2-A – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT266A
It’s simple to attach your own fan, but it’s always nice to see these things as standard. It’s a nice addition and gives you an extra piece of mind and seems to work well.
When VIA first announced their DDR chipset the KT, the whole hardware community was gearing up for quite an intense battle among the chipset makers. Software is also installed on the operating system that stops the OS from functioning properly if the correct SmartKey isn’t detected. Analysing the layout I always like to take a look at the layout of the motherboards that pass through my system.
MSI K7T266 Pro2-RU KT266A Motherboard Review
So there we have them, the numbers most people will be looking for. Physical installation of the board was a cinch. All it can hope to measure accurately is the air temperature in the socket which is quite a big disappointment. I know quite a few reviews of motherboards are done outside of a case in the confines of a testing area. I’m new to this message board and I see I’m not the only one who has encountered a problem with no sound on this MoBo.
MSI were kind enough to courier me their latest, not-even-on-the-website, motherboard for review, the K7T Pro2. Fitted with an all-in-one monoblock which matches the Gigabyte Aorus aesthetic. This board initially faired just as badly.
The floppy connector is also grouped here which is where it should be to lessen the cable length required over a bottom edge placement. Please login or register. Sandra Memory Bandwidth Benchmark 9 x There is no conventional thermistor in the socket to measure CPU temperature.
It’s the little things all rolled into one that make the MSI stand out for me. Finally before we hit the pretty pictures, the tests are performed at the 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 side bus clock. Performance One of the biggest selling points of this new wave of KTA boards is the increased performance.
Considering this, here’s the formal spec for the chipset. With the announcement of nVidia’s nForce chipset, the mighty VIA looked like it was in quite a bit of trouble…. One of the biggest selling points of this new wave of KTA boards is the increased performance.
For the average home user playing a few games here and there and using office application on something like the AMD platform, the upgrade doesn’t make sense really.
V-MAP chips are the same size and have the same pin compatible layout that makes this possible. The immense room around the socket will please users of waterblocks, Swiftech’s and VapoChill units.