Although not directly in the way, it can be a nuisance if, like us, you change your AGP cards often. We’re using Xmpeg 2. We’ve seen that running RAM asynchronously at FSB improves theoretical performance, let’s see how this translated to real-world applications and benchmarks. We’d hazard a guess that the motherboard platform is irrelevant for this test. It’s interesting to note that the codec on MSI’s board actually has Realtek’s logo on the chip Realtek owns Avance Logic while all of the other chips are clearly labeled as Avance Logic.

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As with previous USB 2.

Here we use LAME 3. Windows XP installed without incident.

MSI KT3 Ultra2 – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT Overview – CNET

Enough of the theoretical talk, let’s turn our attention to one of the first full-production motherboards to boast the new KT insignia. 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.

Beginners Guides Cases and Access. Unfortunately, at the time of testing, we didn’t have access to bluetooth devices to verify just how well it works. The major difference being the support for a DDR memory bus. As the Athlon matured, so did Via’s chipsets. Let’s have a look at the results. Let’s have a look at the board and its specification.


We tried our utmost to engineer a situation were we could make the board crash. One detraction is that the bluetooth connection is shared with one of the USB 2.

The black borders are cropped to save unnecessary encoding time. To measure the limitation of our board, we used a ulra 1. We’re seeing a continuing trend here, one that shows that running asynchronously offers a small benefit.

Layout Starting at the top and working our way down, we see the ATX power connector is located at the at the top left of the board.

MSI KT3 Ultra2 – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT333 Series

To give us an idea of how the differency memory sub-systems handle a real game, we benchmarked the popular Serious Sam 2. Uptra allows them to be in close proximity to the drives they service.

The inclusion of ATA support is another future-proof move that should pay dividends as soon as hard drives catch up. Interestingly, on closer inspection of the board, we see markings that indicate FSB CPU operation selectable by jumper. The Lobby tests are known to be especially bandwidth-hungry, a fact that is borne out by our results.

We see an increasing number of memory manufacturers citing DDR as the their preferred memory of At first glance, the numbers look disarmingly similar. Click to find out kt. The silver North bridge fan adds an element of class to the package. I also have a printer and scanner connected to the rear USB 1. We calculate the average FPS after 20, frames have been encoded. It’s always reassuring and confidence inducing to see a motherboard boot-up first time. In our eyes, the best has just got slightly better.


About Us Employment Privacy Policy. Here’s some additional information: With an integrated LAN controller in the southbridge I often wonder why manufacturers don’t use take advantage of it more.

MSI KT3 Ultra2, Socket A, AMD (MS-6380E) Motherboard

If ever there was a test to differentiate between competing memory sub-systems then Quake 3 would be it. At present, only Maxtor, in the form of the DX series, utra have hard drives on the market that comply with this new standard.

The weight of the unopened box is enough ultea inform you of that. It gets somewhat hot during use, so this heatsink probably helps stability quite a lot.