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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. This is never really the ideal situation and definitely not the best for a chipset which does quite warm during testing. The inclusion of things like USB2. Physical installation of the board was a cinch. All in all it’s a good layout with only the RAID connector orientation being the problem for me. SmartKey is also a good value addition to the K7T Pro2 package.

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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. Thanks to The Overclocking Store. Before we get our hands dirty in the nsi, remember a chipset is just that, mei set of individual chips that work together to provide the services the AMD platform needs to function. The indicators are located right next to the audio and multimedia ports and as well, on the PC-to-PC USB bracket so they can be viewed from the outside of the case.

It’s a nice looking touch, but won’t please the overclockers looking to the K7T Pro2 as their next choice. If you are a heavy gamer, it’s a nice upgrade. At any rate, it is so far from being slow! It’s simple to attach your own fan, but it’s always nice to see these things as standard. At MHz, the run takes 50 seconds. Test software comprises the usual suspects, MadOnion’s 3DMark and SiSoft Sandra current versionI’ve also added a couple of benchmarks you don’t usually see, notably Distributed.


MSI K7T Pro2-RU – VIA KTA Motherboard Roundup – January

Analysing the layout I always like to take a look at the layout of the motherboards that pass through my system. A thermistor is present, but it’s a surface mount type, like a resistor and comes nowhere to touching the CPU.

This is an optional feature and one we were very glad to see MSI had included on the board. As always though, it all depends on the applications that you run and whether they will be kt7266 to take advantage of the new speed increases.

This means new motherboard designs using V-MAP family chips pto2 quick and relatively painless to implement.

Something like DivX encoding should see a handy increase in encoding speed, knocking a fair few minutes off the time ,7t266 a usual full length movie encoding. This board was installed fully in k7y266 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.

Well let’s take a look at the chipset specs before we make our way to MSI’s implementation of ms. 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. In this case, that means the Northbridge and Southbridge.

The RAID connectors are close to the bottom right and run 90 degrees to the regular connectors.

MSI K7T266 Pro2, AMD Motherboard

Here are the official jsi. 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. I’ll be looking to expand the test suite over the coming weeks into a well rounded comprehensive test suite, something which previous Hexus reviews may possibly have lacked in the past.


MSI also had the foresight to stick down two clear pieces of plastic beneath each of the 2 center socket clips where you attach heatsinks.

Review: MSI K7T Pro2 – Mainboard –

I could be wrong however. You have to be pushing the current memory bandwidth limits on a previous chipset to really see the difference.

But VIA have persevered and here it is. With 3DMark testing overall CPU, memory and graphics performance and Sandra providing the synthetic numbers, we have pretty much all bases covered. V-MAP chips are the 7kt266 size and have the same pin compatible layout that makes this possible.

Okay, back to the board Apart from that we see nothing unusual here. There are a total of 6 USB 1. For the average home prp2 playing a few games here and there and using office application on something like the AMD platform, the upgrade doesn’t make sense really.

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

Quake3 and 3DMark respond well to the new chipset giving us the broad impression that most OpenGL and Direct3D game performance will increase.