I have an Abit KG7 motherboard with 512 Samsung DDR Ram, Athlon Xp 1800+ DFI's ATI Radeon 7000, 40 Gb. MAxtor Dx740 and 17" monitor. The question is which one is better DFI's AD73 Pro(VIA KT266A) or Abit's KG7(AMD 760)? I read the benchmarks and clearly says that kt266a is better. I was questioning myself about changing my actual mobo (kg7) with an ad73pro. What do you think?
You aren't planning on buying a 266a motherboard are you? Those days are over. It's all about the Nforce2 today. I'd recommend taking the 2% performance hit and using a Sis 735 based motherboard before using the 266a.
Well actually I wasnt thinking on buying a new mobo, I already have the AD73pro (remainings of a pc upgrade to kt333). Also I forgot to mention that my HDD is ATA 133 capable but wirh Abit's Kg7 only ATA 100 is provided, DFI AD73 Pro provides ATA 133 support. However nobody answer the question in the way is has to be, maybe this way you'll see what I was thinking: You have on right hand and Abit KG7 and on the left hand DFI AD73Pro wich one you choose?.
Ok, the KT266A chipset is faster than the AMD 760. I can't really see any reason for changing if your current system is running fine and stable unless you really want that performance difference. The difference between ATA100 and ATA133 is minimal.
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