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MSI KT3 Ultra-ARU KT333 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.

Following on the footsteps of the recent MSI K7D Master-L review, MSI is back on Amdmb.com touting yet another motherboard for the AMD platform. A quick glance at the Amdmb.com Reviews Page shows that we have seven motherboards reviewed from MSI on the site, tied with Epox for the highest of any other manufacturer. While quantity does not always equal quality, for the most part MSI’s boards have been getting good scores and done well when compared to the other motherboards.


Besides being one of the better manufacturers, using their close ties to both VIA and AMD, MSI is able to get motherboards out very quickly after the launch of a new chipset or processor. The MSI KT3 Ultra motherboard is the first KT333 motherboard to be reviewed here at Amdmb.com, though admittedly there are quite a few already in line behind it. :) Their K7N420 nForce board is still the only to reach our labs and also showed the company's passion for quality products.


Now, let’s see if the KT333 motherboard from MSI will follow in these tracks. Here is a quick look at the board specs:





Motherboard Specifications


CPU Socket

Socket A (200/266 MHz Support)


Chipset

VIA KT333


Form Factor

ATX


Multiplier Options

6x - 15x


Bus Speed Options

100-220 MHz


Voltages

1.725v - 1.85v


Memory Support

3 x 184-pin DDR DRAM PC1600/PC2100/PC2700 Support


Expansion Slots

5/0/1/1 (PCI/ISA/AGP/CNR)


AGP Support

4x AGP


USB Support

2x Standard USB ports

4x USB 2.0 ports


Integrated Components

6-channel AC'97 Audio


Bios

AMI BIOS


Onboard IDE

2 x ATA133 EIDE

2 x ATA133 EIDE RAID


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