March 3, 2021


Before we get to the benchmarks, let’s take a look at the test system. Sandra Memory Benchmark 9 x Sandra Memory Bandwidth Benchmark 9 x So there we have them, the numbers most people will be looking for. Not ideal at all. This board initially faired just as badly. MSI were kind enough to courier me their latest, not-even-on-the-website, motherboard for review, the K7T Pro2. This means new motherboard designs using V-MAP family chips are quick and relatively painless to implement. Notice that SSE benchmarks are performed in this test.

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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. Apart from that we see nothing unusual here. This board initially faired just as badly.

A Quick Note on Installation and Software. However, the little push rod to lever the card from the socket is flanked closely by a capacitor making it very hard to operate with your fingers, even for someone like me who has quite small hands. Analysing the layout I always like to take a look at the layout of the motherboards that pass through ppro2 system.

The software integrates with the screensaver to provide extra security. Next up we have POV-Ray. You have to be pushing the current memory bandwidth limits sond a previous chipset to really see the difference.

All in all it’s a good layout with only the RAID connector orientation being the problem for me. I wish these extra connectors would run parallel to the vertical edge but that’s only personal preference.


Review: MSI K7T Pro2 – Mainboard –

What was the best tech product of ? Before we get to the benchmarks, let’s take a look at the test system. The KT is almost universally regarded as quite slow, hard to make work and it’s generally unloved. I must stress that the layout of motherboard is pure personal taste and some problem item in one case might be perfect in another.

Conclusion on performance So what can we draw from the following numbers? So how do we find the MSI as a sounnd It also seems like the BIOS setup is critical. I was a bit sceptical of its position at first, but, in my case at least, it seems to get the ATX connector out of the way very well seeing as though the ATX connector is the most bulky connector you’ll attach to a motherboard and also the most sund making a poor connector placement an extra hassle.

The capacitor placement fouls the ability of the retention mechanism to work well and you have to resort to poking at the lever with something in an attempt to make it budge. The top left placement is a good choice however and gets siund thumbs up.

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

The version used doesn’t detect the Athlon MP correctly, complaining of an unknown processor stepping code. Here we see the corresponding It’s certainly eye catching, that’s for sure.

As you can see, the numbers fall exactly in line with the 1. Under XP is fine. 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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The notable additions include the USB 2. SYS driver, BSOD’s on shutdown and the sound randomly seems to stop at any point during using the audio and doesn’t come back to life until you reboot.

Next up we have the memory bandwidth benchmarks. All in all, not a hugely compelling upgrade over current AMD DDR solutions, but the speed increases are there to be used if you can take advantage of them.

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

The immense room around the socket will please users of waterblocks, Swiftech’s and VapoChill units. V-MAP chips are the same size and have the same pin compatible layout that makes this possible. KT has been soundly trounced by AMD in the performance stakes. Quake3 eound 3DMark respond well to the new chipset giving us the broad impression that most OpenGL and Direct3D game performance will increase.