Most of today’s most demanding applications are memory bandwidth hungry, therefore it stands to reason that a more efficient memory controller should, ceteris paribus, bring about greater performance. DVD encoding is another popular pastime of our readers. DDR theoretically offer 2. Being multiplier-locked, we resorted to raising the FSB one Mhz per time. Vcore voltage is adjustable in 0. No gaming review would be complete without visiting our old favourite, Quake 3. Both systems were configured for maximum performance.
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Through preliminary tests we were able to ascertain that SETI is extremely sensitive to memory bandwidth. We’re reviewing a full production model from one the most well-regarded motherboard manufacturers, MSI Micro Star International. We’ve seen that running RAM asynchronously at FSB improves theoretical performance, let’s see how this translated to real-world applications and benchmarks.
We’re seeing a continuing trend here, one that shows mi running asynchronously offers a small benefit.
MSI KT3 Ultra-ARU KT Motherboard Review | PC Perspective
We were frankly astonished at the difference that an improved memory controller along with deeper internal buffers made. We see a comprehensive list of features that allow one to experiment with overclocking. The better memory optimisations at synchronous mode for the MSI board manage to see it ,t333 the Asus board once more, even though the Asus was clocked marginally higher.
Often times manufacturers neglect the little things such as this.
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As part of our stability testing, we ran SETI. We tried our utmost to engineer a situation were we could make the board crash. Please bear these speeds in mind when comparing results. Good yes, but kt33 have to wonder about the logic behind this. There was talk of incorporating USB 2.
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Windows XP installed without incident. The KTA boasted an enhanced North bridge with a far more efficient memory controller coupled with deeper memory buffers.
We see mxi increasing number of memory manufacturers citing DDR as the their preferred memory of Anyway, on to the results. If motherboards were judged on aesthetics, the MSI would score very highly.
Being multiplier-locked, we resorted to raising the FSB one Mhz per time. The main IDE ports, along with the floppy port are located sensibly to the right of the board.
MSI KT3 Ultra-ARU KT333 Motherboard Review
Most of today’s most demanding applications are memory bandwidth hungry, therefore it stands to reason that a more efficient memory controller should, ceteris paribus, bring about greater performance. Our recurring theme seems to be present here.
We feel that MSI’s interpretation of the KT chipset has been a successful one, one that marries performance to stability. I like my fans, and I like plenty of them. Fuzzy Logic is a particular favourite of ours, it safely overclocks your CPU through Windows, thereby eliminating many failed bootups.
The difference from synchronous to asynchronous modes is around marks, although only a nominal 1.
To measure the limitation of our board, we used a factory-unlocked 1. The full title of this motherboard gives you an idea of what to expect. One detraction is that the bluetooth connection is shared with one of the USB 2.
This, once again, seems to ratify our theory that DDR is able to provide the DDR limited Athlon more available bandwidth when truly required. The KT northbridge is cooled by a rather fancy active heatsink and since the VIA chipset can get quite hot, it does help out.
Other benchmarks kf333 the same demo showed a lesser variance in results.
Log in Don’t have an account? That doesn’t change anything but we just found it interesting. The ample bandwidth afforded by DDR seems more suited to the role.