The KT400 chipset was met by the enthusiast community with mixed emotions. On the one hand it offers high performance with plenty of features, however, on the other hand it does not provide any tangible performance increase over its predecessor, the KT333. This is primarily due to the fact that the Athlon's peak bandwidth of 2.7GB/sec cannot make use of the extra memory bandwidth 3.2GB/sec (DDR400) memory provides.
So, although a KT400 board isn't the best upgrade from a KT333 or KT266A board unless you require AGP 8x or Serial ATA, it still has much to offer for those upgrading from older chipsets. Recently, a flurry of KT400 boards have hit our labs and rather then writing individual reviews, we have decided to write a mini shootout. The boards include: Abit's AT7-MAX2, Abit's KD7-RAID, MSI's KT4 Ultra and Soyo's KT400 Dragon Ultra.
Due to the fact that the boards are based on the same chipset, performance is likely to be identical. Thus, the only way we can determine a winner is by looking at each board's price, feature-set and package contents.
Which KT400 board deserves the number one spot on your next upgrade list? Read on to find out!
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- The sales of smartwatches have dropped by more than 50%
- Scientists think they've received signals from aliens
- Intel's new Atom processor is a step closer to Skynet
- Google pauses its Fiber rollout, fires 9% of Fiber staff
- WikiLeaks: Apple gives customers' data to governments
- Battlefield 1: War Stories Review
- GIGABYTE Z170X-UD3 Ultra Motherboard Review
- Micro SDXC card Strontium vs Sandisk vs Samsung
- MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gaming X 4G Review
- BP2SATA - Do I need to connect both power ports?
- Toshiba's SAS SSDs provide secure storage for NetApp FAS and E-Series arrays for enterprise applications
- Simplygon enables future of virtual development with open access to software
- Lenovo debuts commercial desktops and notebooks featuring 7th generation AMD PRO processors
- BIOSTAR unveils its GeForce GTX 1060 dual-fan video cards
- Manli announces GeForce GTX 1050 Gallardo Series video cards