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Although the graph seems to initially indicate a large disparity between results, on closer inspection we see the difference is rather small yet repeatable. We at Hexus like to see just how far we can push our kit. On closer inspection of the individual results, we find that Lobby tests gain the greatest improvement. We overclocked the processor, ran different modules of RAM, used the most aggressive memory timings available. In that time we didn’t have one crash that could be attributable to the motherboard, It was and is the paradigm of stability.

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The greater memory throughput available allows the Athlon to truly flex its muscles in this test.

VIA KT333 Motherboard Roundup – June 2002

In today’s homogenous world, it makes a pleasing and refreshing change to see a manufacturer put some thought into the way their product looks. Even though I have small hands, everytime I removed the videocard my finger would nudge that capacitor and that’s not very comforting. Thankfully, we have more than enough room around the CPU socket to mount large coolers. The current BIOS for the board supports the new Thoroughbred core and all voltage adjustments are supported in the setup.

The differences are only significant ulttra benchmarking terms, we challenge anybody to tell the visual difference between and fps respectively. Bios duty is handled by AMI, version 3. We used the publicly available demo so that you could compare results if need be. Backwardly compatible with USB 1. Or perhaps, is it just a simple case of “DDR” fever?


Privacy policy and Terms of Use. We tried to engineer a situation where stability would be compromised. We were frankly astonished at the difference that an improved memory controller along with deeper internal buffers made. Once rebooted it guesses a decent, overclocked speed, quite clever really. Naturally, this is a sample of one, your mileage may vary.

What was the best tech product of ? Other system processes take k3 toll when running memory at DDR, such that it can’t satiate the Athlon’s memory desire. We know that many of our readers are interested in SETI.

MSI KT3 Ultra – VIA KT Motherboard Roundup – June

The extensive specification list informs lt3 that this board is jam-packed with features. On closer inspection of the individual results, we find that Lobby tests gain the greatest improvement. This allows them to be in close proximity to the drives they service.

As soon as you open the rather heavy motherboard box, you just know that a considerable amount of thought has been put into the board and package. We ran the benchmark at Fastest and xx32 Quality. The rather suprising result is from memory running asynchronously at FSB.

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Please bear these speeds in mind when comparing results. The weight of the unopened box is enough to inform you of that. The difference from synchronous to asynchronous modes is around marks, although only a nominal 1.


After all VIA’s KTA was the chipset of choice for motherboard manufacturers and consumers because of its performance and stability. To measure the limitation of our board, we used k3t factory-unlocked 1. There was talk of incorporating USB 2.

MSI KT3 Ultra-ARU KT333 Motherboard Review

Subjective listening revealed that whilst not on a par with Nforce’s excellent APU, the on-board solution was more than adequate for general Windows duty, we’d say it was on a par with C-Media’s excellent 87xx series of codecs. It’s always reassuring and confidence inducing to see a motherboard boot-up first time.

This was a surprise and a nice change at that. The inclusion of a number of performance-enhancing options seems not to have impacted on MSI’s stability.

We’ll start of with Sisoft Sandra. By reading this site you agree lt3 our cookie policy. Often it is these little things that really only cause issues when the board is installed and you trying to get at something without pulling out bunch of wires or ulra.