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For those not yet willing to take the plunge into the DDR arena, there is still a lot of boards to be had that use your older RAM. Head on over to OC Tools and see what they had to say about one such board; namely the IWill KK266+ Motherboard. here's a snip:
"Iwill has clearly perfected the KT133A board with their KK266plus. Overclocks above 160mhz is not rare with this board as seen on this retail box when matched with superior SDRAM like Corsair PC150 or Mushkin REV3. With all the pluses that goes with the motherboard like the onboard 6 channel sound and Iwill Microstepping, the KK266+ is the best KT133A Socket A board available for your AMD chip. I know DDR is just around the corner but the KK266's benchmark scores speaks for itself. Compare it and you will see for yourself."
The VIA KT266 chipset has come far in the past months, and the folks over at Overclockers Australia want to show you their take of the Asus A7V266 Motherboard. here's a snip:
"While many gamers and overclockers have the A7M266 and have been very happy with it, many were disappointed that multiplier adjustments weren't included (unless you do the solder job on the board and effectively destroy your warranty and/or the board). The A7V266 does it right this time with both dipswitch and BIOS options for V-Core, Multiplier, FSB and also RAM voltage. The FSB is adjustable with 1MHz increments and the board also has adjustable FSB/PCI/MEM ratios."
The Tech Zone wants to share the news concerning the AOpen AK77Plus Motherboard. It uses the KT266 chipset and some DDR memory.
AMD World has finished testing the Tyan K7 Thunder Motherboard and they want to tell you all about it. Can it maintain the high standards of previous Tyan boards? Only way to find out is to check it out for yourself.
Tweakers Asylum has just posted a review of the Soyo SY-K7V Dragon Motherboard for your viewing pleasure. here's a snip:
"As far as motherboards are concerned, Soyo has typically been an "OEM" style of manufacturer. The Soyo SY-K7V Dragon not only breaks this tradition, it completely shatters it. Based on the VIA KT266 chipset, the Soyo SY-K7V Dragon is able to offer the end user several useful features.
OcPrices has just posted a review of the Epox 8K7A Motherboard which uses some DDR memory with the AMD-761 chipset. here's a snip:
"On Monday we put out a review of the low priced DFI AK76-SN and overall we were happy with it: it provided good performance, decent overclockability and good features. However, today we will take a look at the Epox 8K7A+, a motherboard that has all possible features, even RAID, on board. Reviews and reports about this motherboard have been very positive, so I was looking forward to reviewing it. And believe me, I have not been let down..."
For those who are wanting the Tualatin ready boards, head on over to Active Hardware and take a peek at their review of the IWill BD133u Motherboard. here's a snip:
"The Iwill BD133u motherboard is based around the i815EP B stepping chipset, which makes it compatible with Intel Pentium 3 "Tualatin" processors. The BD133u is in fact the 3rd such board we've received for review, and comes with a reasonable range of Overclocking functions - something we couldn't say about the previous two "Tualatin" boards we received (such as the Intel Easton2). Furthermore, the BD133u comes with an onboard soundcard based on theC-Media CM18738 audio chip which is enough to make the Iwill BD133u a very interesting board to review."
Rizenet has posted a review on the IWill KD266 Motherboard, but don't be confused by the model number. It does not work off the KT266 chipset, but one from Ali. here's a snip:
"The KD266 from Iwill is a rather unique motherboard, at least in regards of the chipset it uses, the ALi M1649. If you go to the ALi website you won't even find that chipset listed, but you will find the KD266 listed as an ALiMAGIK motherboard. that's right, the M1649 is nothing but a ALiMAGIK without DDR-RAM support. Why would anyone sell a DDR-RAM chipset without the ability to use DDR-RAM? The answer, as it often is, is money. Just like Intel with the i815E and i815EP, its easier and cheaper just to use a design you already have and just change a little bit of the manufacturing process."
The folks over at OcPrices have just finished posting a review of the DFI AK76-SN Motherboard. here's a snip:
"First thing to note is that there seems to be good room around the CPU. The OCZ Gladiator was an easy fit and the way the capacitors are placed, you should be able to stick a large cooler on without any problems. The board has support for coolers that, like the Swiftech MC462 or the Zalman 5000-series, are placed on the motherboard itself through 4 holes."
Want dual processors? Want dual Intel Tualatin processors? Then head on over to accelenation and check out their review of the IWill DVD266u-RN Motherboard and see if this little beast is the answer. here's a snip:
"I believe the DVD266u-RN was the first dual Tualatin-S board that was announced, and unless something drastic occurs, it should be the first that is widely available in the retail channels. That means that much of the success of the Tualatin-S will likely be determined by how well this board is able to carry them. Iwill have shown with the DVD266 that they can make a fast and stable board that is fairly inexpensive. So the question is - did they fix on the flaws on that board such as the poor layout, and create a board that will rival the 2P Athlon boards like the Tyan Tiger MP?"