What was the best tech product of ? The ATX power connector is between the external power connectors and the socket, which allows it to be out of the way of nearly all the other components of the motherboard. Shot Layout Before we cover layout, special mention must go to the colour scheme. Click to find out more. By reading this site you agree to our cookie policy. Subscribe to our Newsletter. Click to find out more.

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The bundle just makes things even more incredible, more k400a that soon. Bios The MSI bios has a good selections of memory timings including all the standards: Click to find out more. Unless I understand its implementation wrongly which I undoubtedly do. Flanked by a nice array of capacitors and other power related hardware, it gives the initial appearance of good stability under load.

In general, the capabilities and internal precision of the LANParty boards’ audio implementations are similar, but the nForce2 APU has the upper hand because it’s capable of encoding six-channel Dolby Digital output in real time.

On a more serio Interested in our surprising results from DDR vs. Subscribe to our Newsletter. Deviation from the reference design. A quarter century tour; a Space Marine’s job is never done.

Oh, the ATX power plug is back in its horrid usual place. There are four USB ports built onto the motherboard itself. The heatsink that covers the KTA north bridge will do its job fine.


Review: VIA KTA Roundup – Mainboard – – Page 8

And for more details on the KT chip set, before jumping into the reviews, head to the next page. The MCP-T we all know and love. The primary IDE ports and floppy port are placed to the right on the upper half of the board, and this may cause problems for some cases as the ports will be behind the 3.

Moving ccmedia to the left of the motherboard we find what the Epox gives us, apart from the normal two PS2 ports and com port, we find four USB ports as well as two LAN ports which help give us the ability to bridge kt400z network connections together.

Athlon XP Chipset Shootout – VIA KT vs. VIA KTA vs. nVidia nForce 2

Shot Layout Looks wise, this was my favourite board out of the pile. All the KT motherboards have a varying array of features, but do share some commonalities:. Jetway move the passively cooled excellent, no noise northbridge over into the middle of the section of PCB it normally occupies. The PCB uses rounded edges which we see on a lot of motherboards these days to help prevent any form of injury.

The silver PCI slots dominate things on the lower section. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone. Jetway go for the middle ground with the Polaris A in terms of features. With those in silver, they’d have executed perfectly.


Both boards support analog 6-channel audio and digital input and output ports, but they do so with different audio chip and codec configurations. There is a CMedia 6-channel audio chipset as well.

Enough about easily pleased reviewers liking to push little buttons, I better talk about the BIOS and whatnot. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon’s website. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time.

VIA KT400A Motherboard Roundup

It looks like nVidia didn’t want to make the same mistake twice and have now released one of the most widely known chipsets for the enthusiast market knocking all its competition out. FireWire, a full 3 channels worth, from cmeria VT, oft found even on Intel boards, rounds things off.

Lastly on the top half of the board, we hit the 2 IDE port for the 4 device support from the VTCE, along with a green floppy connector. The nForce2’s dual-channel memory controller really flourishes with nForce2 IGP implementations, where the integrated graphics core can make use of the cmeia bandwidth.