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The Tweakers Asylum has just posted a review of the AOpen AK77Pro Motherboard. It features the VIA KT266 chipset and support for that good old DDR RAM. here's a snip:
"Taking a quick look at the AK77 Pro you will notice several new designs and features from AOpen that scream "quality". Of course it takes quite a bit more than just cool looking designs and features. You could probably trick out a Pinto to look like a serious sports car, but unless you modify the engine, it's still a flaming pile of Pinto."
Today ASUS announced the release of it's A7V266-E motherboard while Abit done the same with their KR7A motherboard. Both boards are based on VIA's KT266A chipsets.
TECHhard have just put up their review of the ASUS A7N266-V which uses the new nVidia nForce chipset and is the second board based on it that they have reviewed, the first being the MSI K7C12-PRO.
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With all the lawsuits flying and the contraversy of the new P4X266 chipset, it's nice to see some motherboard makers have the nerve to create a board using it. Go check out HotHardware and see their take on the Shuttle AV40 Motherboard. here's a clip:
"Here the P4X266 chipset along with DDR SDRAM, shows that it is definitely a viable and competitive alternative to i850 board with RDRAM. One would argue that, for the cost differential between the two platforms, the P4X266 and the AV40 is a better value for gamers."
we've been hearing about this board, so just head on over to neoseeker for their take on the Soyo SY-K7V Dragon Motherboard. here's a snip:
"The Award BIOS being used by the SY-K7V allows 1MHz stepping for the FSB. It also allows for voltage increases up to 2.0V. The CPU multiplier settings allow for adjustments from 6x to 14x. So, technically speaking, 14x 133MHz would give you a max. of 1862Mhz! With this flexibility towards overclocking let's proceed right away to the testing."
Tweakers Asylum have posted a review of the MSI K7T-Turbo R Motherboard. here's a snip:
"I was skeptical of using an MSI board for the first time, since I'm a huge Abit fan. But, wanting to try something new, I did my research, and finally decided on the MSI K7T Turbo-R Limited Edition, based upon the VIA KT133A chipset. There was one problem though, an alarming lack of reviews."
VIA announced at 2:30PM Taiwan time that the chipset underdog VIA will be producing their own P4X266 based motherboards.
Due to the legal issues between Intel and VIA, motherboard vendors are quite scared of Intel's wrath and have decided not to produce any P4X266 based board, VIA sollution is a welcomed one for the users who want the P4 but not the RDRAM or SDRAM sollutions.
Seems that EPoX has also jumped aboard with a VIA KT266A chipset board too. Head on over to Planet Savage and check out the latest as they talk about the EPoX 8KHA+ Motherboard. here's a snip:
"Planet Savage has just posted their own review of the Epox 8KHA+ motherboard based on the VIA KT266A chipset. For those who don't know, the KT266A is a faster version of the already good KT266. This puts VIA on top again of the performance market in terms of Socket A chipsets. what's even better is the tweakability of the 8KHA+...never will you see a motherboard so tweakable and it only comes first from Epox."