The Azza 366A-AV.
Board revision: 1.2
BIOS version: 26.09.2001
The packaging for the Azza motherboard.
In features and other characteristics, the Azza 366A-AV pretty much blends in with the rest of the candidates in this test group. One eminently practical idea was that of leaving out the fan on the North Bridge, since only a modicum of heat is generated there anyway. As the benchmark results show, the Azza places between the middle and the lower third in the rankings. The manufacturer was very circumspect about setting the clock speed for the front-side bus - our reading was precisely 132.91 MHz. At this speed, our CPU ran at barely 1595 MHz, instead of the official 1600 MHz. Less useful, however, was the integrated CNR slot, for which there are no freely available components on the market.
View of the ports on the Azza board.
- Chipset Duel - VIA Vs. Nvidia
- VIA Changes Their Naming Convention
- 12 Boards With VIA KT266A - Fastest Chipset For AMD & Duron
- Asus A7V266-E - No Surprises Here
- Azza 366A-AV - Plain Jane
- Chaintech CT-7VJDA- Ideal For Overclocking
- DFI AD70-SR - Inexpensive Alternative
- Epox EP-8KHA+ - Overclocking On Shaky Ground
- Gigabyte GA-7VTXH - Problems With Dual-BIOS
- MSI K7T266 Pro2 (MS-6380) - Only Skin-Deep
- QDI KD7-A (KuDoz 7) - Standard OEM Board
- Soltek SL-75DRV2 - The Overclocking King
- Soyo SY-K7V (Dragon Plus!): Well-Deserved Winner
- Shuttle AK31 V3.1 - Lackluster
- 2 Boards With Nvidia nForce 420D - Disappointing
- MSI K7N420 Pro - Targeting The End Consumer
- Test Setup: Comparing 14 Motherboards
- OpenGL Performance: Quake 3 Arena
- Direct3D Performance: Unreal Tournament
- MP3 Audio Encoding: Lame MP3
- Office Performance: Sysmark 2000
- 3D Rendering Performance: SPECviewperf
- Up Close & Personal: Features For All Boards Tested
- Up Close & Personal: Features For All Boards Tested, Continued
- Conclusion: KT266A Trounces nForce 420D - Soltek Is Front-runner