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MSI K7T Pro 2-A Review

 

Written on: April 03,2001

Written by: Enginjon

 

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MSI continues their surge into the Socket-A motherboard market with the release of the MSI K7T Pro2-A.  This board has changed slightly since the release of its little brother the K7T Pro2.  It is based on the VIA KT133 chipset with the newer VIA 686B South Bridge.  The new South Bridge gives full Ultra DMA 33/66/100 support for best performance with both new and old IDE devices.  The board is designed for use with 100 MHz FSB AMD Athlon Thunderbird and Duron processors (200 MHz internal system bus).  The board also comes with onboard AC 97 sound.

 

The K7T Pro2-A is full of features.  Onboard you will find:

 

        Support for Socket-A  Athlon/Duron processors (600MHz ~ 1.2 GHz and higher)

        VIA KT133 Chipset / VIA 686B

        FSB at 200 MHz

        AGP 1x/2x/4x and PCI Advanced high performance memory controller

        Support for PC100/133 SDRAM   (3) slots for 168-pin 3.3V Unbuffered DIMM (1.5 GB max)

        DirectSound AC'97 Audio

        Dual bus Master IDE Ultra DMA33/66/100

        ATX Form Factor

        (6)32-bit PCI slots, (1) CNR slot, (1) Floppy port, (2) Serial ports, (1) Parallel Port, (1) IrDA connector, (1) Game Port, (4) USB ports (2 rear connector, 2 USB front pin headers)

 

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