First of all I'd like to suggest the lecture of our preceding articles dealing with VIA's renewed KT133A chipset:
- VIA In Shape: 6 Motherboards using the renewed KT133A Chipset
This article is the original review of the first six motherboards equipped with VIA's KT133A chipset. It also deals with the technical features of this chipset including 133 MHz (266 MHz) FSB for Athlon platforms.
- The Three Musketeers: Athlon Platforms For 133 MHz FSB
Tom compared the three Athlon platforms VIA KT133A, AMD-760 (DDR) and ALi's MaGiK-1 chipset (DDR).
- DDR-SDRAM Has Finally Arrived
- VIA's New South Bridge: VT82C686B Supporting UltraATA/100
Athlon Is Hot!
The most popular CPU socket today: AMD's Socket 462 for Athlon and Duron
Particularly the Athlon models beyond 800 MHz produce a lot of heat, which has to be discharged by proper CPU coolers. Two months ago we took a close look at 17 different models . Cooling is one of the most important things to pay attention to, especially as long as Athlon processors happen to encounter sudden heat deaths without adequate cooling. That means - in terms of Athlon systems - that you definitely should add the price for a proper CPU cooler to your cost planning, even if it means that you might have to take a slower model than you originally wanted.
- VIA VT8363A / KT133A
- Athlon Is Hot! Continued
- AOpen AK73-1394 (A)
- AOpen AK73-1394 (A), Continued
- Asus A7V133 - New BIOS 1002
- IWill KK266-R
- MSI K7T Turbo
- nmC 8TTX+
- Soyo SY-K7VTA Pro
- Tyan Trinity KT-A (S2390B)
- Test Setup
- BAPCo SYSmark 2000: Windows 98 SE & Windows 2000
- Quake III Arena - Timedemo 001
- SPECviewperf 6.1.2: Design Review
- SPECviewperf 6.1.2: Lightscape
- SPECviewperf 6.1.2: ProCDRS