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Log in Don’t have an account? You’re given the option of either RAID 0 or 1. The State Of The Technology. It will search your system and identify possible updates. Anyway, I’m sure Belkin will do one at some point in the future. Through preliminary tests we were able to ascertain that SETI is extremely sensitive to memory bandwidth. However, as you will see later in this review, the benefits of DDR are tangible.

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Bios duty is handled by AMI, version 3. Test Setup And Details Page Sorry, I have the KT3 Ultra 2 which indeed has 6 ports.

Review: MSI KT3 Ultra ARU – Mainboard –

We feel that MSI’s interpretation of the KT chipset has been a successful one, one that marries performance to stability. We’d hazard a guess that the motherboard platform is irrelevant for this test.

We were also pleased that the KT3 Ultra was one of only two motherboards in this roundup that properly supported reading temperatures off of the Athlon XP’s thermal diode. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. The main IDE ports, along with the floppy port are located sensibly to the right of the board.

We’ve seen that running RAM asynchronously at FSB improves theoretical performance, let’s see how this translated to real-world applications and benchmarks.

PC Mark Yltra We’ve found this combination to be the most stable in our stress tests.

In the bios you have the option to set 6 usb ports. Via’s engineers were given the task of improving the Ot3 lacklustre performance, they came up with something not far short of remarkable.


But after reboots the HID-section disappears and the mouse becomes a “unknown device” in the USB section of the device manager and will not be found through the driver software! We tried the test at different CPU speeds and found the boards tied for performance.

VIA KT333 Put To The Test: 18 Motherboards Compared

Fortunately, our efforts were handled impeccably by the KT3, not a single crash in over 16 hours of running Prime95 torture test and SETI concurrently.

Naturally, having data stored over two drives means less latency but also more risk. Once rebooted it guesses a decent, overclocked speed, quite clever really. For those of you who crunch SETI as a pastime, even a second decrease in times would be most welcome.

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The better memory optimisations at synchronous mode for the MSI board manage to see it oust the Asus board once more, even though the Asus was clocked marginally higher. We’d hoped the KT chipset would have support for this. The Lobby tests are known to be especially bandwidth-hungry, a fact that is borne out by our results. Again, at first glance, the official support for DDR seems a shade academic.

Here’s a quick rundown of our test system and benchmarks used. Although not directly in the way, it can be a nuisance if, like us, you change your AGP cards often. We tried our utmost to engineer a situation were we could make the board crash.


KT3 Ultra USB connectors

Remember that Bluetooth offers very little bandwidth 1Mbpswhich isn’t sufficient for any type of PC network. Interestingly, on closer inspection of the board, we see markings that indicate FSB CPU operation ub by jumper. At first glance, the numbers look disarmingly similar.

As shown above, we chose the most aggressive options available in testing. Just finished building my second system in about a month, this latest one using KT3Ultra2, XP, etc. In today’s rather homogenous world, it’s pleasing to see a motherboard manufacturer try to make their product stand out, the vibrant red certainly does that.

FSB selection kg3 flexible too, ranging from – Mhz in 1Mhz increments, something which the overclocking and tweaking community will be grateful for. When I boot up the puter it does not recognize none of my USB periferals, only once it is up and rinning and I unplug then replug the cables to they appear in the device manager.

The greater memory throughput available allows the Athlon to truly flex its muscles in this test. This, once again, seems to ratify our theory that DDR is able to provide the DDR limited Athlon more available bandwidth when truly kkt3.

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