For a final gaming benchmark I tried out 3dmark and tried to get the highest possible score. Supports up to 1. RAID 0 stripping mode for boosting performance 4. This presents problems when trying to install large heatsinks such as orb coolers or some of the larger Alpha coolers such as the PEP66T. Via have sussed this out an now the KTA chipset is regarded as a high performance motherboard chipset.
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VIA stated to us that the mirror chip is the newest revision abbit the KTA, the ones without the mirror are earlier revision of the KTA chipset, so will this make a difference? Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.
Talking about the design Index Talking about the design The Features: The only bit where RAID doesn’t seem to increase the performance is in the random read and write tests, though these results are certainly no lower than a single drive, the buffered and sequential transfer rates are much higher than with a single drive.
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We have discussed before that with KT chipset neither the heat sink nor the fan is necessary for the North Bridge, even though the chip gets relatively hot during heavy usage. In another trend setting move Abit where among the first to include Jumperless setup, all the functions of the motherboard are available within the SoftMenu in the BIOS, this makes setting up the Abit motherboards as painless and easy as possible, fumbling about for tiny jumpers and poring over board diagram layouts trying to find hidden jumper JP23 abjt become a thing of the past.
RAID 0 stripping mode for boosting performance 4. In advanced Chipset features, the memory timing was set to Turbo, Interleave was set to 4 way and CAS kt7q set to 2, these are the main options for performance setting, they only work with decent quality branded memory, such as Crucial or Mushkin, with cheaper spec memory you may not be able to turn on all the performance settings and still kh7a stability.
I ran it with a MHz Athlon Thunderbird CPU and it easily got the Tbird up to MHz, obviously this has a lot to do with the choice of CPU, but the Abit board with all it’s tweaks offers the best possible chance of overclocking the CPU and running it successfully, Abit have been loudly touting kta 3 phase power circuits built on the board whilst over manufacturers stick kkt7a a 2 phase voltage circuit design, the 3 phase power design is supposed to offer better stability under the high current loads of the latest CPU’s and especially abot overclocked Tbird’s, and it also offers much better heat dissipation, throughout the boards components.
This makes the KTA chipset a very attractive option. This is one place where the Abit really shines above other avit A boards on the market it offers lots of tweaking possibilities.
Supports up to 1. My first experience with Abit kit was way back in when the BH6 and Celeron A was the overclocking combination to own.
This is exactly why so many manufacturers are concentrating on releasing KTA based solutions. Log in Don’t have an account? I do like this board a lot though, it offers overclockers all the facilities we need to get the best out of the system, and you cant really expect much more from a motherboard, this along with Abit’s experience in this market and there continual bug fixing BIOS updates and web presence ensures that the Abit KT7 series motherboards are winners in my eyes. Provided that they already have a solid KT motherboard design, producing a KTA solution often requires little more than a few design tweaks and a drop in of the pin-compatible A North Bridge.
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Subscribe to our Newsletter. Overall RAID 0 makes the computer feel quicker and more responsive in loading applications and large games, the only downside is the extra expense and the bit of extra time on Windows bootup as the RAID array is initialized.
RAID 1 mirroring mode for data security 5. In the right hand picture we can see the IDE connector layout. Just about everyone plays games so lets see how the Abit copes with a few gaming benchmarks. Abit where among the first to fit a Fan on the Northbridge chipset, they set the mt7a, now heatsink and fans are common on nearly every recent motherboard Northbridge controller.
Index Talking about the design The Features: When was the last time you upgraded your PC? The only slight improvements Abit could make in my eyes would be to offer a wider voltage adjustment within the BIOS maybe up to 1. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.
The fan keeps the Northbridge cooler and adds stability at the higher bus speeds offered on the newer boards. If you wait for the picture above to load you will see the memory benchmarks are taken at the various different settings and finally with the FSB maxed out at MHZ with all the various options in the Abit BIOS turned on kr7a extra memory performance.
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