Once again, it is capable of providing basic sound for normal users, but for anything more, you really should go with a hardware-based PCI sound card. We also noticed multiplier values between 13 and 15 are now available, something that no other KTA board can do to this point. The Final Version of KT? MSI always produces high quality motherboard solutions, and they are now directly competing with the likes of ABIT and ASUS when it comes to features, especially overclocking and tweaking features. More importantly, however, several settings in the BIOS also caught our attention. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.

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Introduction The KTA was only released about a month ago, but this market is already heating up. However, keep in mind that this is a pre-production board, so the shipping version may be slightly different.

The Final Version of KT? More importantly, however, several settings in the BIOS also caught our attention. In general, the Limited Edition board is an enhanced version of the K7T Turbo-R, with more features and even higher quality construction.

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Unfortunately, at the time of publication, those chips were not readily available in the lab for testing. They have always focused on making sure their products are of the highest quality and stability, just as we found with the K7T Turbo.

MSI K7T Turbo-R – VIA KTA Motherboard Roundup – June

Instead, only multipliers higher than the default multiplier of your chip were selectable, which would be a problem when trying to lower the multiplier of your chip in order to raise the FSB. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Other than what we have noted here, the remaining features are the same as the K7T Turbo-R, so you can refer to that board’s description in this article for more detail. Log in Don’t have an account?

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However, the chipset will only allow you to run your memory synchronously with the FSB if you set the frequency to MHz or higher. However, for those who still want to keep some of their ISA devices, the K7T Turbo is just not going to be the right choice. Of course, the big question is, “is this board as solid as its older brother?

Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. The K7T Turbo is based closely on the K7T Pro2 in terms of layout, but that board did not feature an onboard RAID option, so there were some significant changes made to the south side of the board, while the north part remains identical. We also noticed multiplier values between 13 and 15 are now available, something that no other KTA board can do to this point.

Although performance and overclocking results were not the best here, MSI does continue to deliver high quality and very stable products to hardware enthusiasts. There are several reasons why the KTA market is so popular these days.

Most of the recent AMD Socket-A motherboards have included the hardware mechanism for changing the multiplier ratio settings of AMD processors, so this can be done easily. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. It utrbo that motherboard manufacturers are putting forth a lot of effort in order to capture more marketshare.

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MSI K7T Turbo 2, Socket A, AMD Motherboard

It will be interesting to see if those values work and whether the board would will accept the new Palomino core Athlon’s. Although they don’t block the PCI slots, the connectors may be too close to the bottom of the case when the board is installed, which might prevent the IDE cables from reaching the hard drive bays.

One thing to watch out for is that the original engineering sample we received did not support the full range of CPU clock gurbo 5 to The KTA was only released about a month ago, but this market is already heating up. The only problem we ran into with the board was stability, which was not particularly bad, but not up to par with the standard K7T Turbo-R.

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Of course the board comes with a slightly higher price tag, but if you want the absolute best KTA product from MSI, this is a board you can’t miss. Once the two PCs are physically connecting, installing the software is easy and you end up with a USB network between the two machines. Auto Detect Auto Detect 1. Log in Don’t have an account?

Make turbi you read the guide in order to fully unleash the power in your Socket-A processor.