So, first of all we decided to test them on the old revision of the chipset. The site of the company says that the board will ship together with a “Value Pack ” disc with freeware programs. Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method. Read this list carefully to make sure you get the performance you want when you buy your motherboard, since many vendors still sell motherboards based on the original KT chipset. But the KTA is still a winner here. Unreal Tournament I think that this test doesn’t depend strongly on the memory subsystem. The KTA can be used with both Athlon and Duron processors running a wide variety of video and memory configurations, so you can build an economy system with older AGP 2x video cards and a Duron or a fire-breathing AGP 4x system that uses a fast Athlon processor.
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But the KTA is still a winner here. The layout of the board is not the best: Besides, the board is equipped with an audio chip from C-Media featuring 6-channel sound output.
VIA Apollo KT266A Chipset Reviews
First, it doesn’t make sense anymore to purchase boards on an expensive but not the fastest AMD Its specifications are identical to the KT So, first of all we decided to test them on the old revision of the chipset. Among a great deal of jumpers the most interesting are 4 units of switches: The only drawback is location of an FDD connector: Wstream The Wstream allows estimating the peak performance of the memory subsystem.
It lists vendors and model numbers for motherboards using both the KT and the new KTA chipsets. Apart from an integrated sound controller with a connector on a front panel with audio-outs there is a smart-card reader connector. Traditionally, new chipsets have required new motherboard printed circuit boards to be produced to handle the pinout changes.
VIA Apollo KTA Chipset Review | 3D Mark and SiSoft Sandra
The BIOS is based on the v. It is equipped with 11 uF capacitors and a little set of switches.
Want to play apolpo game? Besides, in the box you can find a manual including guide how to carry out tests and the board’s features. Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method. Please check back later. The north bridge is still pin-compatible with the previous one, and the marking of the chip has remained the same the production samples will be marked as VTA.
Performance Apart from bugfixes and overall performance increase, VIA Technologies aimed in the new chipset an elimination of the superiority in some tests of AMD and SiS chipsets. The box houses a disc with new drivers for this chipset from VIA.
Our hero shines everywhere, and in the Ziff Davis the difference is simply stunning: In the Ziff Davis test the difference between the participants is more vivid. Unfortunately, no performance boost was gained. Page 1 of 1. The following equipment was used in the tests: The computation power of the CPU is likely of the utmost importance here.
But the trend of hiding of the majority of them kkt266a production boards will likely take place here as well. But there is one more point I’d like to attract your attention to. The computer industry often uses letters such as “A”, “B” and so forth on model numbers to indicate fairly minor improvements. Write a comment below. Video 3Digests Video cards: ASUS 50x speed Software: This enables motherboard makers to switch production to the KTA chipset without scrapping already-produced motherboard printed circuit boards, and it has a second benefit: