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 software integrates with the screensaver to provide extra security. 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 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. Sandra Memory Benchmark 9 x Sandra Memory Bandwidth Benchmark 9 x So there we have them, the numbers most people will be looking for. I’d have preferred a less fancy actively cooled heatsink to the gold coloured passive heatsink provided.
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Review: MSI K7T Pro2 – Mainboard –
The MHz increase in clock gives us a handy increase in core CPU speed from the already impressive performance at 1. Conclusion on performance So what can we draw from the following numbers?
Under XP is fine. I know quite a few reviews of motherboards are done outside of a case in the confines of a testing area. With 3DMark testing overall CPU, memory and graphics performance and Sandra providing the synthetic numbers, we have pretty much all bases covered.
Next up we have the memory bandwidth benchmarks. K7g266 that shift a lot of data between main memory and the CPU will be the obvious benefactors with the KTA.
MSI K7T266 Pro2U – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT266A
So how does the layout of the K7T Pro2 stack up? Everything else is standard. The KT is almost universally regarded as quite slow, hard to make work and it’s generally unloved.
If you are a heavy gamer, it’s a nice upgrade. Board layout as we’ve discussed is fine. It was run at default clocks and display kt266 at 9 x just to check that everything was working as far as the KTA AGP driver was concerned and the following score illustrates that perfectly.
Windows 98, while having little testing on this motherboard, seems to be OK. On the MSI, let that setting do all the hard work. Software installation was also simple. 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.
Fitted with an all-in-one monoblock which matches the Gigabyte Aorus aesthetic. Performance One of the aucio selling points of this new wave of KTA boards is the increased performance.
Don’t rely too much on your own manual tweaking on the MSI to extract all the performance. So there we have them, the numbers most people will be looking for.
V-MAP chips are the same size and have the same pin compatible layout that makes this possible. The problem exists under Windows too, but not to the same extent. You have to be pushing the current memory bandwidth limits on a previous chipset to really see the difference. A thermistor is present, but it’s a surface mount type, like a resistor and comes nowhere to touching the CPU.
The RAID connectors are close to the bottom k7tt266 and run 90 degrees to the regular connectors. The software integrates with the screensaver to provide extra security.
Thumbs up to MSI and if they can sort out the small issues in xudio later revision, they can’t fail to succeed with this board. At MHz, the run takes 50 seconds. Performance on the MSI never dropped below the performance of the KG7-RAID when the performance issues had been ironed out so we can say with confidence that it’s faster than that board.
Click to find out more. We’ll be looking xudio add a Flask encoding run to future reviews if possible to illustrate the performance increases across a new chipset or CPU. KT has been soundly trounced by AMD in the performance stakes. The top left placement is a good choice however and gets my thumbs up.