The Athlon itself would have never succeeded had it not been for VIA’s support but as any business mind will tell you, it’s dangerous to put all your eggs in one basket. AMD remains very focused on CPUs and only rises to the role of a chipset manufacturer when it’s absolutely necessary. It is equipped with 11 uF capacitors and a little set of switches. Maybe, it just wanted the board not to be raw. Write a comment below.

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According to these results and those of the Pentium 4 2 GHz I suspect that this test contains a plenty of applications optimized for the new architecture of the Pentium 4 and its instruction sets, thus making it unsuitable for estimation of the performance of the old CPUs and boards on them. Back in the Socket-7 days it was Intel that provided the majority of the chipsets, and eventually VIA took over the role. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.

Technically speaking, this name sums up a lot of changes, including:. But the KTA is still a winner here. The north bridge is still pin-compatible with the previous one, and the marking of the chip has remained the same the production samples will be marked as VTA.

Epox EP-8KHA+ (KTA chipset) Overview – CNET

The BIOS features a great deal of various settings. The switch is only one – for clearing the CMOS contents.


But let me look at the possible consequences. As far as processor overclocking is concerned, there is nothing you can do about it.

But according to VIA Technologies its chipwet controller was redesigned. Wstream The Wstream allows estimating the peak performance of the memory subsystem. Unfortunately, no performance boost was gained.

Epox EP-8KHA+ (KT266A chipset)

Learn more about SiSoft Sandra, an amazing system reporting and benchmarking tool that can help you get more performance from any hardware at: The VIA KTA is just a bit better than the old one, but it makes no sense to replace the old chipset with the new one.

But there is one more point I’d like to attract your attention to.

The site of the company says that the board will ship together with a “Value Pack ” disc with freeware programs. Among a great deal of jumpers the most interesting are 4 units of switches: Around the Computex timeframe VIA was feeling quite a bit of pressure as it seemed like motherboard vendors were tempted by SiS’ and the then forthcoming nForce. Read this list carefully to make sure you get the performance you want when you buy your motherboard, since many vendors still sell motherboards based on the original KT chipset.

We still firmly believe in the capabilities of the chipset but what was originally the highlight of Computex fizzled at its official shipping launch in late Log in Don’t have an account? Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.


Nevertheless, we think it would be interesting for you to take a gander at. The BIOS is based on the v. Traditionally, new chipsets have required new motherboard printed circuit boards to be produced to handle the pinout changes.

The computation power of the CPU is likely of the utmost importance here. Chipwet all other respects, it is a usual board. Fast-forwarding to the present day, many of VIA’s fears were unwarranted. This little board has a typical set of components.

On the other hand, this helps to estimate the product when these results supplement diagrams of performance achieved in real applications.

AMD remains very focused on CPUs ,t266a only rises to the role of a chipset manufacturer when it’s absolutely necessary. Besides, the board is equipped with an audio chip from C-Media featuring 6-channel sound output. Its specifications are identical to the KT And this is just a Reference Board! Other than ECS’ extremely low-priced K75SA, there were no more than a handful of boards made based on the chipset.