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Transcend AKT4 KT133 Motherboard Review

Transcend AKT4 KT133 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Its been a roller coaster ride the past few months. AMD is totally at the top of their game while Intel has seemed to falter along the way. With AMD being such a threat to Intel, it is no wonder that nearly every mainboard manufacturer out there provides a platform for AMD's ever popular Socket A platform.
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External Mfg. Website: Transcend Jun 19 2000   P. Masrani  
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Quake 3 Arena

For this benchmark, we used the High Quality setting under Quake3 with the default resolution of 800x600 and other options left at default.

The AKT4 does a wonderful job under Quake 3 tying the rate at which the Soltek board performs. In fact, it is just .4 frames behind the A7V.

Memory Bandwidth

The following scores were taken from benchmarks performed with SiSoft Sandra 2000's Memory Benchmark option.

And pretty much the same scenario here...

To sum up, the AKT4 is quite a solid performer and is able to challenge most other boards in the fray. Though we are pleased, we would have very much liked the see it overtake the Asus as we saw in the earlier AVE3 review.

Audio Quality

The AC97 Audio CODEC as used in the Transcend TS AKT4 relies heavily on the CPU for the processing of all audio instructions. Due to this, AC97 may not be an attractive options for hard core gamers. The presence of such a feature only lends towards the cost effectiveness of a computer system as the expense of an additional soundcard is removed from the equation. However, we have come across some motherboards whose integrated CODEC results in very poor quality audio output. To our surprise, the AKT4 did not disappoint us in this department.

Audio reproduction was clean, accurate and did not present us with loads of distortion that we have seen in the past. As a matter of fact, unless you are not satisfied with frame rates (with AC97 enabled), using the built in audio option is really not that bad. Of course, if you insist on adding an additional PCI sound card, the integrated audio can easily be disabled through the system BIOS.

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Contents of Article: Transcend AKT4
 Pg 1.  Transcend AKT4 KT133 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Winstone Performance
 Pg 3.  — Quake 3 Arena
 Pg 4.  Overclocking and Stability

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