VIA KT333 Put To The Test: 18 Motherboards Compared

Jetway V333K: A Typical OEM Board

The Jetway V333K.

Retail packaging of the Jetway V333K.

The rather sparse selection of accessories included with the Jetway consists of IDE cables, a user manual and a driver CD. Problems occurred with the GeForce 4 graphics card: the IDE interface prevents proper installation of the card. Devices can only be hooked up via the special cables provided. This motherboard is less suited for overclocking enthusiasts, since the maximum CPU core voltage offered here is 1.85 Volt. The boot process took about five seconds, which is relatively long compared to the two seconds achieved by the competition. Jetway leaves out modern features such as USB 2.0, FireWire and RAID, since an additional chip is required. Ultimately, the Jetway is appropriate for the OEM market.

USB ports on the Jetway V333K: not fully equipped.

Outmoded: a reading of the CPU die temperature via NTC with the Jetway V333K.