Page 2:VIA VT8363A / KT133A
Page 3:Athlon Is Hot! Continued
Page 4:AOpen AK73-1394 (A)
Page 5:AOpen AK73-1394 (A), Continued
Page 6:Asus A7V133 - New BIOS 1002
Page 7:IWill KK266-R
Page 8:MSI K7T Turbo
Page 9:nmC 8TTX+
Page 10:Soyo SY-K7VTA Pro
Page 11:Tyan Trinity KT-A (S2390B)
Page 12:Test Setup
Page 13:BAPCo SYSmark 2000: Windows 98 SE & Windows 2000
Page 14:Quake III Arena - Timedemo 001
Page 15:SPECviewperf 6.1.2: Design Review
Page 16:SPECviewperf 6.1.2: Lightscape
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MSI K7T Turbo
Board Revision: 3
BIOS Version: 1.0B15 (January 17, 2001)
Micro Star International equipped their motherboard with six PCI slots, no ISA, one CNR, one AGP 4x slot including a locking system for the graphics card, three DIMM sockets for up to 1.5 GB of SDRAM memory and an IDE RAID controller chip from Promise Technology. There is also a little PC speaker already on board, which makes the case speaker obsolete.
The capacitors have been spaced out around the CPU socket, not causing any obstruction to large coolers. An AC97 sound system with three line-in connectors is present as well as two fan headers.
The sample motherboard we received seems to use an early BIOS version, even though the board comes labeled with revision 3, as the performance has not been as good as what we are used from MSI. As you could see with the Asus board, a simple BIOS update can easily improve the overall performance by some points. I'm quite sure that this is also possible with the K7T Turbo.
MSI's D-LED feature gives you four LEDs on the back panel of the motherboard. They will always inform the user about the system status during boot up. A little D-LED booklet informs you about the meaning of each LED combination.
Due to the sample box, we did not get the full retail shipment as well. However, stability-problems were absolutely no issue with this motherboard.
- VIA VT8363A / KT133A
- Athlon Is Hot! Continued
- AOpen AK73-1394 (A)
- AOpen AK73-1394 (A), Continued
- Asus A7V133 - New BIOS 1002
- IWill KK266-R
- MSI K7T Turbo
- nmC 8TTX+
- Soyo SY-K7VTA Pro
- Tyan Trinity KT-A (S2390B)
- Test Setup
- BAPCo SYSmark 2000: Windows 98 SE & Windows 2000
- Quake III Arena - Timedemo 001
- SPECviewperf 6.1.2: Design Review
- SPECviewperf 6.1.2: Lightscape
- SPECviewperf 6.1.2: ProCDRS