is able to beat out it's older brother in almost every gaming benchmark.
Also, the benefits at higher bus speeds are illustrated quite nicely.
I never thought it was possible
that a SDR-based motherboard could be faster then my old KK266-R!
|This very cool northbridge heatsink is
not shipping with the KK266Plus, but can be ordered from IWill for $6
USD. I you want one, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
With the increase in speed, Iwill continues to offer
excellent stability which seems to be a continuing trademark of theirs. However,
not all things are rosy. My biggest qualm with this board is the placement of
the ATX power connector. Like the floppy/hard drive connectors, I believe they
were in the perfect spot on the KK266. Now the placement just impedes air
Also, more of a minor detail, I don't really understand
why they couldn't go that extra step and add some thermal material between
the northbridge BGA chipset and the heatsink. During testing, it did get quite hot to
overall, I am very pleased with the sheer speed
of the board (it is ungodly fast), I have to wonder why IWill has decided to
have another "go" at the KT133A chipset. The older KK266 didn't have any
challengers for the speed tittle (in it's class) so why the rehash?
summarize, anyone about to build a system really should consider
going DDR, however if you are going to get a SDR setup, look no further
then the IWill KK266Plus. It's the fastest KT133A board around that I've seen and
it's stable enough for the most demanding tasks available. In short, this is
simply one blisteringly fast, and totally sweet board!