With the announcement of nVidia’s nForce chipset, the mighty VIA looked like it was in quite a bit of trouble…. So how does the layout of the K7T Pro2 stack up? Of course, this board isn’t perfect, there are a few things I would have liked to have seen done like removing the AMR and dropping in an extra PCI slot. Introduction MSI were kind enough to courier me their latest, not-even-on-the-website, motherboard for review, the K7T Pro2. Here we see the corresponding Software is also installed on the operating system that stops the OS from functioning properly if the correct SmartKey isn’t detected.
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Share your thoughts with other customers. Of course, the benchmarking crowd will love it. Please try again later. But what do we get over the KT?
The MHz increase in clock gives peo a handy increase in core CPU speed from the already impressive performance at 1. Beginners Guides Cases and Access.
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I’m very hopeful that a newer revision of the BIOS for the board will extract even more performance and bring things up to speed on this test setup. The manual makes not reference to the procedure to enable a working motherboard if the SmartKey is lost you can use a new SmartKey as long as you provide the correct password and the password is then copied to the new SmartKey and you enter the wrong password 3 times, locking the BIOS and the system completely.
Taking a look at the picture of the motherboard and starting at the top, we can see that the ATX connector is to the left of the CPU socket, right in the corner.
POV-Ray streams plenty of data from main memory to the CPU and back to perform its intensive calculations required to render our test scene. 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.
Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The odd niggling aspect of the design is there, but nothing to make you discard it completely.
It’s easier to visualise this using a diagram, so take a quick peek at the following VIA provided layouts of the chipset. Quake3 and 3DMark respond well to mso new chipset giving us the broad msu that most OpenGL and Direct3D game performance will increase. Performance on the MSI never dropped below the performance of the KG7-RAID when the performance issues had been ironed out so we can say with confidence that it’s faster than that board. And using the supplied WDM driver for the Live!
Item is in your Cart. Click to find out more. Something like DivX encoding should see a handy increase in encoding speed, knocking a fair few minutes off the time of a usual full length movie encoding.
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So what of this new chipset? For the pdo home user playing a few games here and there and using office application on something like the AMD platform, the upgrade doesn’t make sense really.
Write a customer review. Load of room around the mmsi is always a welcome bonus. V-MAP chips prro the same size and have the same pin compatible layout that makes this possible. The numbers in this benchmark fall right into line with the Reference numbers provided with Sandra in this new version. This means new motherboard designs using V-MAP family chips are quick and relatively painless to implement. When the KT chipset was eventually released, it was met with quite a bit of disappointment.
KTA attempts to redress the balance with much increased memory bandwidth.
The RAID connectors are close to the bottom right and run 90 degrees to the regular connectors. It may be a component in my setup, it may be a BIOS setting tweaked wrongly but I’m sure more memory performance is there to be unlocked.
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On the MSI, let that setting do all the hard work. Board layout as we’ve discussed is fine. SmartKey is also a good value addition to the K7T Pro2 package.