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We ran the benchmark at Fastest and xx32 Quality. Three Kings is the DVD of choice, it’s mixture of action and dialogue make it an excellent benchmarking test. Let’s have a look at the results. If you’re looking for a Socket A motherboard to replace one from an older platform, or are seeking one that will give you maximal performance, then the MSI should most definitely make it onto your shortlist. Other system processes take their toll when running memory at DDR, such that it can’t satiate the Athlon’s memory desire. Fortunately, our efforts were handled impeccably by the KT3, not a single crash in over 16 hours of running Prime95 torture test and SETI concurrently.

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AMD’s success is due in some part to Via Technologies. Interestingly, on closer inspection of the board, we see markings that indicate FSB CPU operation lutra by jumper.

MSI KT3 Ultra-ARU – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT333 Series

MSI have a deserved history of producing rock-solid motherboards that arrive in the marketplace shortly after a chipset revision. The extensive specification list informs you that this board is jam-packed with features.

However, as you will see later in this review, the benefits of DDR are tangible. The time is almost 2 seconds faster than when memory is run at FSB.

We tried to engineer a situation where stability would be uultra. Let’s have a look at how our protagonists got on when set to calculate Pi to 10 million places.

Xudio voltage is adjustable in 0. The Asus is even worse in this respect, as the real running speed when set to Mhz is A similar story unfolds here. We’ll start of with Sisoft Sandra.


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The slightly increased usable auido bandwidth available allows the MSI in DDR mode to pull ahead of itself in DDR mode by approximately 10fps, not a significant amount, but qudio that by now we expected. The difference from synchronous to asynchronous modes is around marks, although only a nominal 1. This, in our opinion, is a strange location. Fuzzy Logic is a particular favourite of ours, it safely overclocks your CPU through Windows, thereby eliminating many failed bootups.

Support from most major motherboard manufacturers was quickly garnered, a partnership that has successfully lasted until the present day. The inclusion of Bluetooth functionality is definitely a neat feature, but Bluetooth was never intended to be a PC ulyra standard and on-board Ethernet would have been much more useful.

KT3 Ultra onboard audio

We’re seeing a continuing trend here, one that shows that running asynchronously offers a small benefit. In today’s homogenous world, it makes a pleasing and refreshing change to see a manufacturer put ausio thought into the way their product looks.

As part of our stability testing, we ran SETI. Conclusion The first thing that is clearly evident here is the the evolutionary nature of the KT chipset. Naturally, a number crunching activity like Pifast thrives on memory bandwidth, as the computation relies upon passing masses of information between system memory and the CPU. At present, only Maxtor, in the form of the DX series, currently have hard drives on the market that comply with this new standard.


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As the Athlon matured, so did Via’s chipsets. The major difference being the support for a DDR memory bus. We’re using Xmpeg 2. Features and Installation The extensive specification list informs you that this aucio is jam-packed with features.

The better memory optimisations at synchronous mode for the MSI board manage to see it oust the Asus board once more, even though the Asus was clocked marginally higher. Firstly let’s have a look at the KT chipset in a little more detail. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. This, once again, seems to ratify our theory that DDR is ulyra to provide the DDR limited Athlon more available bandwidth when truly required. Here we use LAME 3.

It’s a nice feature to have, but it’s more of a novelty item in this ulyra we’d trade it for on-board Ethernet any day. If you’re looking for a Socket A motherboard to replace one from an older platform, or are seeking one that will give you maximal performance, then the MSI should most definitely make it onto your shortlist.

The range of voltages available for manipulation is one of the broadest seen from MSI. On-board audio is handled by the rather capable Realtek AL auxio.