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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."
Active Hardware has just posted a review of the Soyo SY-K7V Dragon Motherboard. here's a snip:
"Soyo seems intent on penetrating deep into territory that has long been ruled by a cadre of elite motherboard designers. And, not only are they gearing up to hit the scene with style, but also with force. The K7V Dragon is veritable piece of fiberglass dynamite, and we can readily attest to the fact that Soyo has applied all of their savoir-faire, and included a full bundle of Overclocking functions, with nothing left to be desired."
accelenation takes a look at the MSI K7T266 Pro2-RU Motherboard. It features the new VIA KT266A chipset and supports DDR memory. here's a snip:
"MSI has been one of the few motherboard makers in the past year that has really tried to pack new and innovative features on their boards. I don't know about you, but I really appreciate their effort. Some of their features may be a little over the top, but at least their aren't content to stagnate like some other mainboard makers."
Following on from Mike's mention of the release of the XP processor, the guys over at AMD Zone have started a forum thread listing compatible motherboards. So if you want to know whether your motherboard will support the new chip, or if you are currently running an XP system and would like to list your setup, have a look at the forum thread here.
For those who are still wanting the KT266A chipset, head on over to BlargOC and see if the MSI K7T266 Pro 2RU Motherboard is what you're looking for. here's a snip:
"MSI's engineers have done a brilliant job of keeping the capacitors a decent distance away from the socket and I can't think of any heatsink which would be too big to fit or even big enough to be even slightly difficult to fit, a far cry from the ABit KG7-Lite where it could be a tough job even installing a basic Taisol heatsink!"