Well let’s take a look at the chipset specs before we make our way to MSI’s implementation of it. V-MAP chips are the same size and have the same pin compatible layout that makes this possible. However, I’ve had nothing but problems with the onboard sound driver under Windows XP. Taking a look at the picture of the motherboard and starting at the top, we can see that the ATX connector is to the left of the CPU socket, right in the corner. Thanks to The Overclocking Store. The MHz increase in clock gives us a handy increase in core CPU speed from the already impressive performance at 1.

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It’s certainly striking and with the gold Northbridge heatsink, I think MSI have tried to appeal to those who like to show off their PC’s in the case modding world. The problem exists under Windows too, but not to the same extent.

However after months of delay, VIA essentially allowed its competition to gain a foothold in the marketplace first. The notable additions include the USB 2. 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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VIA Apollo KTA chipset Specifications 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 platform needs to function. Three operating systems, Windows 98, Windows and Windows XP were installed without any problems.

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.

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But what do we get over 7kt266 KT? So what can we draw from the following numbers? The RAID connectors are close to the bottom right and run 90 degrees to the regular connectors. So how do we find the MSI as a whole?

The floppy connector is also grouped here which is where it should be to lessen the cable length required over a bottom edge placement. It just seems that something in the configuration is holding the board back. 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.

It’s essentially the same chip design as the KT, but with a much improved memory controller. One of the biggest selling points of this new wave of KTA boards is the increased performance.

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

As always though, it all depends on the applications that you run and whether pro2-h will be k7t266 to take advantage of the new speed increases. When the KT chipset was eventually released, it was met with quite a bit of disappointment. This is an optional feature and one we were very glad to see MSI had included on the board. We are rendering the pawns scene here at x resolution. 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.

Let’s start with Sandra first off: It’s easier to visualise this using a diagram, so take a quick peek at the following VIA provided layouts of the chipset. This is the second K7T Pro2 from MSI we’ve had here in Hexus labs due to time constraints in keeping the first board, but during the time we k7r266 with it, performance was significantly lower than expected.


The KT is almost universally regarded as quite slow, hard to make work and it’s generally unloved.

MSI K7t266 Pro2-u Ms-6593 ATX AMD Socket 462 Computer Motherboard Socket a

Fast forwarding about 9 months; nForce motherboards are nowhere to be seen and we now have the KTA chipset, a new and improved version k7t626 the older KT It’s certainly eye catching, that’s for sure. What was the best tech product of ? A Quick Note on Installation and Software. Ships with the following: This means new motherboard designs using V-MAP family chips are quick and relatively painless to implement.

The manual makes not reference to the procedure to enable pro22-u working motherboard if the SmartKey is lost you can use a new SmartKey as long as you provide the correct password and the password is then copied to the new SmartKey and you enter the wrong password 3 times, locking the BIOS and the system completely.

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. We’ll be looking to add a Flask encoding run to future reviews if possible to illustrate the performance increases across a new chipset or CPU.