MSI KT3 ULTRA SOUND DRIVER
To give us an idea of how the differency memory sub-systems handle a real game, we benchmarked the popular Serious Sam 2. Let’s have a look at how our protagonists got on when set to calculate Pi to 10 million places. Firstly, let’s have a look at Fastest. Instead you have to use the plus and minus keys to scroll through a list of FSB settings from – MHz, which is a tad irritating. MSI has historically been rather conservative in their performance manipulation options, something that appears to have changed somewhat with the KT3. The current BIOS for the board supports the new Thoroughbred core and all voltage adjustments are supported in the setup.
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This codec offers genuine improvements over the standard AC97 that ships with most motherboards. If, however, we were upgrading from an older Socket A platform, we would see no sense in buying a KTA based motherboard.
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. DVD encoding is another popular pastime of our readers.
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MSI, historically, have not paid too much uktra to the overclocking sounf. Although the graph seems to initially indicate a large disparity between results, on closer inspection we see the difference is rather small yet repeatable.
This, once again, seems to ratify our theory that DDR is able to provide the DDR limited Athlon more available bandwidth when truly required. At first glance, the numbers look disarmingly similar. Unfortunately, this seems reserved for the KTA.
The Asus is even worse in this respect, as the real running speed when set to Mhz is The greater memory throughput available allows the Athlon to truly flex its muscles in this test.
AGP voltage can also be increased to 1. We’ve seen that running RAM asynchronously at FSB improves theoretical performance, let’s see how this translated to real-world applications and benchmarks.
The reason it’s not considered true U,tra is because if one drive fails, all data is lost.
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As with soind USB 2. The weight of the unopened box is enough to inform you of that. The integrated USB 1. The KT3 Ultra comes packing a total of 4 fan headers, with one automatically taken up by the active Northbridge heatsink.
MSI has historically been rather conservative in their performance manipulation options, something that appears to have changed somewhat with the KT3. The demo automatically generates statistics after each run. The difference ultta all three boards in negligble in real-life, you simply can’t tell the difference between 79 and 81fps respectively.
We know that many of our readers are interested in SETI. It’s always reassuring and confidence inducing to see a motherboard boot-up first time. Windows XP installed without incident. We wouldn’t recommend running RAID 0 for important data as there is no redundancy.
Again, at first glance, the official support for DDR seems a shade academic. We’ll start of with Sisoft Sandra. The inclusion of a number of performance-enhancing options seems not to have impacted on MSI’s stability. I like my fans, and I like plenty of them.
AMD’s success is due in some part to Via Technologies. The extensive specification list informs you that this board is jam-packed with features. If motherboards were judged on aesthetics, the MSI would score very highly.
Conclusion The first thing that is clearly evident here is the the evolutionary nature of the KT chipset. Instead you have to use the plus and minus keys to scroll through a list of FSB settings from – MHz, which is a tad irritating. AMD have been having a rather good time of late.
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. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.