All in all, not a hugely compelling upgrade over current AMD DDR solutions, but the speed increases are there to be used if you can take advantage of them. The inclusion of things like USB2. SmartKey is also a good value addition to the K7T Pro2 package. Under XP is fine. Click to find out more. One of the biggest selling points of this new wave of KTA boards is the increased performance. I don’t know whether it’s the test configuration since other reviews of this board seem to have great performance and there may very well be issues running the KTA on the test setup we’re using here.

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I must point out that it has been a real struggle to get performance out of the MSI board. Firstly, the extra memory bandwidth provided by the KTA isn’t mightily impressive on this review sample. Performance One of the biggest selling points of this po2 wave of KTA boards is the increased performance. So how does the layout of the K7T Pro2 stack up?

MSI K7T Pro2: USB is here – VIA KTA Initial Roundup – October

BSOD’s do occur however and the audio stops sometimes. Fitted with an all-in-one monoblock which matches the Gigabyte Aorus aesthetic. The floppy connector is also grouped here ussb is where it should be to lessen the cable length required over a bottom edge placement. I’ll be looking to expand the test suite over the coming weeks into a well rounded comprehensive test suite, something which previous Hexus reviews may possibly have lacked in the past.

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It’s certainly striking and with the gold K7tt266 heatsink, I think MSI have tried to appeal to those who like to show off their PC’s in the case modding world. It also seems like the BIOS setup is critical.

By reading this site you agree to our cookie policy. For the average home user playing a few games here prp2 there and using office application on something like the AMD platform, the upgrade doesn’t make sense really.

It’s nice to see different colours being used on motherboard PCB’s to make a change from the usual green. This board initially faired just as badly.

It’s a nice addition and gives you an extra piece of mind and seems to work well. A closer inspection of the CPU socket reveals something a bit more disturbing. It’s por2 to attach your own fan, but it’s always nice to see these things as standard.

In this case, moving from the KT to the new A version should really be k7t2266 easy as dropping the new chipset into the place of the old. So there we have them, the numbers most people will be looking for. As you can see, MSI has taken the chipset and added ysb own twists. Fast forwarding about 9 months; nForce motherboards are nowhere to be seen and we now have the KTA chipset, a new and improved version of the older KT All in all, not a hugely compelling upgrade over current AMD DDR solutions, but the speed increases are there to be used if you can jsb advantage of them.

The manual makes not reference to the procedure to enable a working motherboard if the SmartKey is lost you can use a new SmartKey as long as you provide the correct password and the password is then copied to the new SmartKey and you enter the wrong password 3 times, locking the BIOS and the system completely.


What was the best tech product of ? This means new motherboard designs using V-MAP family chips are quick and relatively painless to implement.

Next up we have POV-Ray. Here we see the extra memory bandwidth of the KTA pulling its weight. Is it the same again, not quick, hard to implement etc and have MSI done a good job with the board? While Pdo2 think comparing temperatures, even across identical motherboards is a futile exercise, being able to measure CPU temperature as accurately as possible on the board in use is very important and the MSI can’t hope to do this unfortunately.

Don’t rely too much on your own manual tweaking on the MSI to extract all the performance. Board layout as we’ve discussed is fine.

Let’s start with Sandra first off: With 3DMark testing overall CPU, memory and graphics performance and Sandra providing the synthetic numbers, we have pretty much all bases covered. Po2 MHz increase in clock gives us a k72t66 increase in core CPU speed from the already impressive performance at 1. They connect to a header on the motherboard and mirror the 4 LED’s above the audio connectors on the ATX backplane that are visible if you open the case.