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The Basic Features – MSI K7T Turbo Socket-A KTA ATX

We were lucky enough to receive a pre-production sample of the K7T Turbo from MSI for evaluation purposes, and it’s time to see how it compares with other KTA motherboards. Make sure you read the guide in order to fully unleash the power in your Socket-A processor. Other than what we have noted here, the remaining features are the same as the K7T Turbo-R, so you can refer to that board’s description in this article for more detail.

However, the chipset will only allow you to run your memory synchronously with the FSB if you set the frequency to MHz or higher. Although the overclocking market is growing rapidly, MSI obviously still wants to retain the OEM market where the majority of sales still come from, and keeping the CNR slot helps OEMs provide a low cost modem solution for end users. The only problem we ran into with the board was stability, which was not particularly bad, but not up to par with the standard K7T Turbo-R.

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MSI has stated that a new BIOS would solve the problem, but we have yet to receive it, so make sure you check up on this before purchasing if it affects you. Instead, only multipliers higher than the default multiplier of your chip were selectable, which would be a problem when trying to lower the multiplier of your chip in order to raise the FSB. The Final Version of KT?


Once again, it is capable of providing basic sound for normal users, but for anything more, you really should go with a hardware-based PCI sound card. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. The board is virtually identical to K7T Turbo-R, but with some interesting new features.

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Log in Don’t have an tturbo Introduction The KTA was only released about a month ago, but this market is already heating up.

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Post Your Tirbo Please log in or sign up to comment. Multipliers between k7y and 15 are now available. However, for those who still want to keep some of their ISA devices, the K7T Turbo is just not going to be the right choice. The new splash screen seen during boot up. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Performance of the board was a little bit below average, but that’s not the main focus of K7tt.

Unfortunately, at the time of publication, those chips were not readily available in the lab for testing. The K7T Turbo is based closely on the K7T Pro2 in terms of layout, but that board did not feature an onboard RAID option, so there were some significant changes made to the south side of the board, while the north part remains identical. Most of the recent AMD Socket-A motherboards have included the hardware mechanism for changing the multiplier ratio settings of AMD processors, so this can be done easily.


We also noticed multiplier values between 13 and 15 are now available, something that no other KTA board tyrbo do to this point.

Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. They have always focused on making sure their products are of the highest quality and stability, just as we found with the K7T Turbo. There are several reasons why the KTA market is so popular these days.

More importantly, however, several settings in the BIOS also caught our attention. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. In general, turbbo Limited Edition board is an enhanced version of the K7T Turbo-R, with more features and even higher quality construction.

The Final Version of KT? For the Limited Edition boards, MSI also includes a set of new manuals with more information on the board, as well as some new software. It’s clear, however, that MSI is looking to the future with this board. MSI always produces high quality motherboard solutions, and they are now directly competing with the likes of ABIT and ASUS when it comes to features, especially overclocking and tweaking features.

The most obvious is the red PCB that caught our attention as soon sa we opened up the box.