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Abit KR7A-133R KT266A Motherboard Review

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Introduction

This content was originally featured on Amdmb.com and has been converted to PC Perspective's website. Some color changes and flaws may appear.

Be prepared for perhaps the shortest motherboard review you have seen yet on Amdmb.com! :) While we reviewed the KR7A-RAID motherboard back at the end of January, Abit has released an updated version of the board, called the KR7A-133R.


There are basically two changes made two this model and one is a specification. First, Abit has upgraded the south bridge on the KT266A chipset to increase the ATA stats to UDMA 133 on the standard and RAID IDE channels. This increase in hard drive performance will be fairly small, even if you are using one of the Maxtor hard drives that uses the technology.


The other change is merely some performance tweaking by Abit’s engineers on the KT266A chipset, which gave me a modest boost in performance.


Because the board is physically identical to the Abit KR7A-RAID board, if you would like to skip right through to the benchmarks, click here. Otherwise, I have copied exactly the second page of this article from my previous KR7A review.





Motherboard Specifications


CPU Socket

Socket A (200/266 MHz Support)


Chipset

VIA KT266A


Form Factor

ATX


Multiplier Options

6x - 13x


Bus Speed Options

100-200 MHz


Voltages

1.725v - 1.85v


Memory Support

4 x 184-pin DDR DRAM PC1600/PC2100Support


Expansion Slots

6/0/1/0 (PCI/ISA/AGP/CNR)


AGP Support

4x AGP


USB Support

2x Standard USB ports


Integrated Components

none


Bios

Award BIOS


Onboard IDE

2 x ATA133 EIDE

2 x ATA133 EIDE RAID


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