Any reduction in time would be more than welcome. We’re reviewing a full production model from one the most well-regarded motherboard manufacturers, MSI Micro Star International. RAID 1 on the other hand mirrors two drives of the same size, so in theory if one drive fails, the other will take over as the primary hard drive and the system can continue to operate normally. Still, seconds is the fastest time we’ve ever seen for a CPU at default speeds. The better memory optimisations at synchronous mode for the MSI board manage to see it oust the Asus board once more, even though the Asus was clocked marginally higher.
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Put simply, it calculates the constant Pi to X million decimal places using the fastest method possible.
The greater memory throughput available allows the Athlon to truly flex its muscles in this test. AMD have been having a rather good time of late. At present, only Maxtor, in the ,si of the DX series, currently have hard drives on the market that comply with ultr new standard.
Benchmarks were run 3 times consecutively and an average score was taken. The data is safe since it’s mirrored on the other drive which is the real benefit.
Fuzzy Logic is a particular favourite of ours, it safely overclocks your CPU through Windows, thereby eliminating many failed bootups. Our recurring theme seems to be present here. Ms first thing that strikes you about this board is the colour. Heck you never can have too many right! The close-knit performance from various motherboard manufacturers highlighted the maturity of the chipset, rarely did we see a poor motherboard. This was a surprise and a nice change at that. You’re greeted by a cacophony of buzzers if you connect the heatsink fan to anything other than the designated CPU fan header, we thought all hell had broken loose.
MSI KT3 Ultra ARU Motherboard Review
Firstly let’s have a look at the KT chipset in a little more detail. One pleasant suprise for us is the estimated price.
We tried our utmost to engineer a situation were ulrra could make the board crash. Often it is these little things that really only cause issues when the board is installed and you trying to get at something without pulling out bunch of wires or cards. The ample bandwidth afforded by DDR seems more suited to the role.
Three Kings is the DVD of choice, it’s mixture of action and dialogue make it an excellent benchmarking test. We had to manually install the USB 2.
Again, at first glance, the official support for DDR seems a shade academic. More of a theoretical test as no-one we know plays at this resolution.
The chipset is capable of 5. Once rebooted it ultga a decent, overclocked speed, quite clever really. We were also pleased that the KT3 Ultra was one of only two motherboards in this roundup that properly supported reading temperatures off of the Athlon XP’s thermal diode.
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Fitted with an all-in-one monoblock which matches the Gigabyte Aorus aesthetic. Since I tend to switch between a RadeonGeForce 3Ti, and several other video cards several times a week hey its all part of being the Fastest Webmaster my biggest gripe was a little capacitor near the AGP lock. Everything is held inside the case snugly, and with its glossy finish, it’s quite a change from the average bland motherboard box of old.
The might of the XP is certainly evident here. The Asus is even worse in this respect, as the real running speed when set to Mhz is A small capacitor flanks the AGP port.
MSI, historically, have not paid too much attention to ultrx overclocking community. The integrated USB 1. We’d hazard a guess that the motherboard platform is irrelevant for this test.
The rather suprising result is from memory running asynchronously at FSB.