It seems Asus’ lack of bandwidth is negatively impacting on results. Benchmarks were run 3 times consecutively and an average score was taken. The words that spring to this reviewer’s mind are stability, quality and reliability. Click to find out more. Although preferable for overclockers, it certainly puts an emphasis on good cooling. However, even when set to jumper-free, you still have to manually change the DDR voltage by jumpers. Let’s move onto another area of media encoding that has historically been heavily reliant on memory throughput, namely DVD encoding.

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It appears so, the Asus can’t quite catch the MSI at default speeds but naturally edges ahead at overclocked speeds.

ASUS A7V266-E – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT266A Series

The Asus is almost unique in that it offers both jumper and jumper-free modes of operation. A similar story to the Pifast results, one that should come as no surprise by now. The memory throughput is a far more 7av266 comparison.

However, even when set to jumper-free, you still have to manually change the DDR voltage by jumpers.

You still do however get the performance of the C-Media chipset that offers 2. We mentioned that the Asus seems to over-supply voltage at any given setting. Let’s pay a visit to page 1 of our benchmarker’s Bible and try the old favourite that is Quake 3.


The socket has plenty of room around it ensuring that even large coolers are relatively easy to fit. The scaling of the Asus at Mhz informs us of that.

Unlike on some other boards, you can remove the memory a7c266 having to remove the AGP card, a7v2266 is just enough space for you to do so. We’ll next turn our attention to Pifast. The Asus at Mhz takes an expected lead in this test. When set to 1. We liked the use of the C-Media sound chip, we also appreciated the quality of the manual and general appearance of the package.

The Asus seems to fall short of this little bit extra, it does x7v266 lot of things well but fails to set our world on fire. Some users abhor rotated sockets and some like them, I fall into the latter camp as it allows me comfortably attach and remove my heatsink from the motherboard without having to remove it from the case.

All benchmarks were conducted at xx32 85Hz with vertical sync disabled. The fact that certain jumpers still have to be manipulated is a negative point. Asus have worked hard to gain this enviable reputation, work that has seen them leap to become to 1 manufacturer of PC motherboards world-wide. Here’s a quick rundown r our test system and benchmarks used.

VIA KT266A Motherboard Roundup – January 2002

Fitted with an all-in-one monoblock which matches the Gigabyte Aorus aesthetic. Simply unplug the memory and away you go.


One interesting thing to note is that Asus seem to over-supply actual voltage. Although the memory benchmarks hinted at a difference, we are still surprised to see it almost 3 seconds behind the MSI albeit running asynchronously. The overall a7266 of the board is also done with the user in mind as everything is ergonomically laid out for ease of use.

This is a good sound solution and is the same chipset that is being used currently in the Hercules line of sound products. It appears as if the better memory optimisations, a7v2666 with running memory asynchronously, really help the MSI here. Let’s see how they shaped up. So far we’ve seen the Asus put up a commendable performance in our benchmarks, a7c266 now focus on gaming and see if it continues to do so.

A7VE | ASUS Global

What was the best tech product of ? You’ll typically find an Asus board sitting in a ready-built PC. We see the mark barrier breached once more courtesy of an overclocked XP This one takes a while to complete.

And there you have it.