View Full Version : Who's got the best ddr333, AMD mobo? ATA133 a must, natural

02-12-2002, 03:46 PM
;) Well I was just drooling over the new MSI KT333, But haven't read any reveiws.........anybody got any reveiws yet? Also whose got the market cornered on these latest mobo config's? Thanks, :glasses2:

02-12-2002, 05:00 PM
I link 1 in the TT Web News (http://www.tweaktown.com/news.php) today, but here's the direct 1 http://www.tbreak.com/hard/mobo/msi_kt3ultra/page1.html ,though I'd wait for a another month yet to see what transpires. :smokin:

02-13-2002, 11:32 AM
:sun: I was just asked to build the fastest rig I could for my bother-inlaw........$2k to spend......hehehehehe.......something all black.: party ha

02-13-2002, 11:34 AM
One junk one to cap 200, hmmmm.......match my mood.......

:D :cool: : party ha :clap: :thumb: :glasses2: :cheers:

02-13-2002, 12:10 PM
i think if you are gonna ask for reviews, ya may as well go to the news page, make it show all(or at least a lot) news posts and use the inbuilt search feature in IE to search for the model number or something ;)

02-13-2002, 01:37 PM
I linked a review this morning to the Gigabyte board in the news. ;)

02-14-2002, 03:44 AM
Andy..........I was in a hurry on this one, I got an order to fill. And my reveiw sources weren't turning up a thing. I turned to my very trust worth buds on tt for help. As always Wiggo came shining though. As ussual. Thanks Guy!

You, know there has been a discussion on a GF4 contest........some rather odd Hplay, but here's a thought for a contest.........the winner should be voted in by the membership for the biggest contributing member.........Wiggo you'd be a shoe in. :smokin:

02-15-2002, 09:23 PM
I like the MSI Board cuppled with Nice Kingmax memory.

Classic Athlon xp 2000+ cpu , Seagate Barracuda IV HDD ,

Your choice of GF3 card. Sony monitor. Go son :thumb:

02-16-2002, 11:00 AM
yah, but a Gf4.:D

02-16-2002, 07:59 PM
i like my comp...no really i do like it..honest...:uhh:

02-17-2002, 06:39 AM
;) it looks like mine 6-7 months ago.

02-17-2002, 06:44 AM
Not bad seeing as im only 15, and the only money i get is from b-days and my crappy paper round. :clap:

02-17-2002, 11:44 AM
Some of the reviews you people are seeing of KT333 motherboards are not the final silicon... Wait till VIA officially announce the KT333 chipset and things may change, such as performance.

02-17-2002, 01:26 PM
;) hangin there Shepps, U have done a great job.......15, was there once a long time ago...........

:cool: good point MT. Fortunately, the order I have is on hold. thx

02-17-2002, 04:42 PM
ok i will :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

02-21-2002, 09:47 AM
Yeah but when will the board be available for sale?

02-21-2002, 02:54 PM
Anytime now as it has officially been released now. ;)
:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

02-21-2002, 06:49 PM
Ok I understand that the KT333 has been officially released but what is the difference and when will the KT333A chipdet be released.

02-22-2002, 08:19 AM
As to what differences and the release of the KT333A chipset is something that is yet to be found out as very little has been said about it. :smokin:

02-22-2002, 06:12 PM
I saw a review over at toms hardware, and to my mind it was pretty disappointing. Very little improvement in performance over a KT266A. For the extra dosh you'd have to fork out, why bother ?

Anyway, the Gigabyte was easly the best performing board. Even the reference board from VIA was unstable.

02-22-2002, 07:12 PM
;) as always.......fortunately, my earlier need is on hold for the moment..............hang'm loose maybe the best policy.

Ya know it never hurts to plan ahead......... I did a little tonite on my own rig. After reading Mr T's ditty on IBM's, and it's not the first I've heard of it.... I add a 20gig Maxtor Queit drives, 7200rpm-
ata 133/100. I'm figurin that if I use this for important company files and my OS, I could save myself a lot of head aches when one of the ibm's bail on me. Besides, I read a review a couple of months ago, comparing it to the IBM raid configuration......from what I remember the actual deleivery was pretty similar. Although that may have been at ata133 or on a 133 mobo, can't remember........what ever, alittle faster drive for the next gen mobo I get down the road. As for the Maxtor drives....I've have a couple, and they've served me almost as well as my three big foots......hehehehe the old big foots are going on 4-5 years old.

thanks for the input, excellent as ever. : party ha

02-24-2002, 08:14 AM
Well by the looks of this http://www.digitimes.com/NewsShow/Article.asp?datePublish=2002/02/22&pages=02&seq=10 you may not even see the KT333A chipset. ;)

And yes Dlab there's very little difference between the KT266A and KT333 performance wise under normal circumstances as the CPU can only use as much bandwidth as its FSB is set at but some gains can been seen when other DMA hardware is accessing the memory and not cutting the CPU's requirement down as they use the additional bandwidth provided. :smokin:

02-24-2002, 11:37 AM
Well one must remember that the KT333 will only strut its stuff when used with a 166MHz FSB - the KT266A is only officially specced up to 133MHz (what boards support though is something different) LOL :cackle:

02-27-2002, 12:39 PM