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Shuttle AK35GT2R KT333 Motherboard Review

Author: Ryan Shrout
Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Shuttle
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Overclocking, RAID and System Setup

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

Overclocking on the Shuttle motherboards is usually quite a successful endeavor. The AK35GT2R did a pretty good job, nearly matching the overclocking potential of the Soltek 75DRV5 motherboard. When setting the memory bus to 133 MHz instead of 166 MHz, I was able to push the processor up to 172 MHz without any stability problems. With more memory tweaking and trial and error, I am confident you could go higher, just as we did in our recent PC3000 memory article.


The RAID on the Shuttle AK35GT2R motherboard is powered by the HighPoint HPT372 chipset that offers ATA133 support. This chip adds two extra channels of IDE to your motherboard allowing you the option of setting up an IDE RAID array or to use it for additional non-ATAPI IDE devices.


The system setup and benchmarks are the same as in our other KT333 motherboard reviews:





Test System Setup


CPU

1 x 1.67 GHz AMD Athlon XP 2000+ Processor


Motherboards

Shuttle AK35GT2R

Soltek 75DRV5

MSI KT3 Ultra-ARU

Abit KR7A-133R


Memory

2 x 256MB Corsair Micro PC2700 DDR DRAM

2 x 256MB Crucial PC2700 DDR DRAM


Hard Drive

20.5GB 7200 RPM IBM EIDE


Video Card

GeForce 3


Video Drivers

Detonator 22.40


Operating System

Windows XP



Tests:


Quake III: Arena

3DMark 2001

3DMark 2001: SE

DronezMark

Wolfenstein MP

SiSoft Sandra Memory Bench 2001

SiSoft Sandra CPU Bench 2001

SiSoft Sandra Memory Bench 2002

SiSoft Sandra CPU Bench 2002

Content Creation Winstone 2001

Content Creation Winstone 2002

Business Winstone 2001

4 different SPEC view perf tests

Cachemem

ScienceMark

Sysmark 2001

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