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MSI K7T266-Pro2 RU Motherboard Review

MSI K7T266-Pro2 RU Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: MSI's latest entry is the new K7TPro266-RU, with on board IDE RAID and USB 2.0. The K7T266Pro2 is based on the new VIA KT266A chipset.
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External Mfg. Website: MSI Nov 01 2001   C. Sun  
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QIII Benchmarks and Conclusions

Quake III Arena: demo001

Setting: Score:
133 MHz 210.5 fps
164 MHz 234.2 fps

Quake III Arena: nv15demo

Setting: Score:
133 MHz 61.2 fps
164 MHz 67.3 fps

Quake III is notorious for loving high bus speeds/high memory bandwidth, and here, the higher bus speeds let's crank up the resolution a bit to see what happens.

Quake III Arena:Max 1024x768 demo001

Setting: Score:
133 MHz

185.8 fps

164 MHz 203.1 fps

Quake III Arena: Max 1024x768 nv15demo

Setting: Score:
133 MHz 47.3 fps
164 MHz 51.4 fps

Again, as we crank up the resolution, we see the same trend continuing. I didn't benchmark any higher, because the video card would become the bottleneck then.

So what can we conclude about the MSI K7T266Pro2-RU motherboard? Well, put rather simply, it rocks!

Utilizing VIA's new KT266A chipset, it's obvious here that MSI can have a winner. Can being the key word. A few things they have to improve/fix first though, mainly this reboot problem (I can confirm this happens on retail boards too) and if they could release a BIOS that had more bus speed adjustments it would be surely be a "kick ass" product.

Overall, I must say I was quite please with the results of the K7T266Pro2. Obviously, VIA should have released this chipset instead of the original KT266, but at least it's better late then never.

If MSI can fix those few problems we mentioned above they'll surely they will have a very, very attractive mainboard solution. Heck, no one usually offers better value than MSI anyway!

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Contents of Article: MSI K7T266-Pro2 RU
 Pg 1.  MSI K7T266-Pro2 RU Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  K7T266Pro2 BIOS Features
 Pg 3.  Overclocking and Benchmarks
 Pg 4.  Business / Content Creation Winstone & 3DMark
 Pg 5.  — QIII Benchmarks and Conclusions

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