While I think comparing temperatures, even across identical motherboards is a futile exercise, being able to measure CPU temperature as accurately as possible on the board in use is very important and the MSI can’t hope to do this unfortunately. Click to find out more. I always like to take a look at the layout of the motherboards that pass through my system. 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. 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. Apart from that we see nothing unusual here. We are rendering the pawns scene here at x resolution.

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Introduction MSI were kind enough to courier me their latest, not-even-on-the-website, motherboard for review, the K7T Pro2.

The RAID connectors are close to the bottom right and run 90 degrees to the regular connectors. The notable additions include the USB 2. KTA attempts audoo redress the balance with much increased memory bandwidth. It’s a decently complex scene and should stress CPU and main memory very well.

MSI K7T Pro2 – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KTA Overview – CNET

I could be wrong however. Before we get to the benchmarks, let’s take a look at the test system. It’s easier to visualise this using a diagram, so take a quick peek at the following VIA provided layouts of the chipset.


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 audii via a higher front side bus clock.

I must point out that kk7t266 has been a real struggle to get performance out of the MSI board. K7h266 Quick Note on Installation and Software. The inclusion of things like USB2. A closer inspection of the CPU socket reveals something a bit more audii. The manual makes not reference to the procedure to enable a 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.

They connect to a header on the motherboard and mirror the 4 LED’s above the audio connectors on the ATX backplane l7t266 are visible if you open the case. I always like to take a look at the layout of the motherboards that audiio through my system. 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.

Review: MSI K7T Pro2 – Mainboard –

Fitted with an all-in-one monoblock which matches the Gigabyte Aorus aesthetic. Audko is also a good value addition to the K7T Pro2 package. We are rendering the pawns scene here at x resolution. Firstly, the extra memory bandwidth provided by the KTA isn’t mightily impressive on this review sample.


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

KT has been soundly trounced by AMD in the performance stakes. Load of room around the socket is always a welcome bonus. It’s a nice addition and gives you an extra piece of mind and seems to work well. In this case, that means the Northbridge and Southbridge.

So what of this new chipset? The top left placement is a good choice however and gets my thumbs up. However, the extremely nice guys over at MSI were happy to work with us to try and solve our problems and a BIOS flash is finally giving us audii respectable numbers.

Conclusion on performance So what can we draw from the following numbers? A smart move on VIA’s part indeed.

Otherwise, thumbs up to MSI. Software installation was also simple.

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. Considering this, here’s the formal spec for the chipset. As you can see, the numbers fall exactly in line with the 1.

Not ideal at all.