This content was originally featured on Amdmb.com and has been converted to PC Perspective’s website. Some color changes and flaws may appear.Iwill has definitely proven themselves a viable contender in the very crowded market for KT133A motherboards. In fact, they have become a performance leader, rising above Asus and Epox in overclocking potential.
You may also want to know about their high level of customer support. For those of you who have tried to return or RMA a motherboard to the manufacturer, you know the problems that you run into. Even troubleshooting and support can be a major hassle. Iwill doesn’t charge the user for RMAs, at all, which is a big relief if you ever gotten a board DOA. (doh!) Something to think about when you are making a purchasing decision.
I know I keep repeating myself on these reviews about KT133A v AMD 760 chipsets, but everyone needs to know. The KT133A chipset, though only supposed to be an incremental upgrade in the market, has defined itself as a performance king, either by accident or on purpose. The DDR motherboard manufacturers seem to be holding back and waiting for this KT133A thing to pass, but I don’t see it doing that anytime soon. I am as eager as anyone else to see the DDR SDRAM enhancement hit the streets, but it hasn’t hit the stride yet that it needs. Only time can tell on that.
The Iwill KK266 motherboard is one to look for if you are shopping for an upgrade or a new system. If you have a few extra bucks, you might even look into the RAID version, the KK266-R. There were a few very minor flaws with the design of the board, but not enough to prevent a purchase. With a FSB of 159/318 DDR MHz, the overclocker in you knows you want one. That is almost 10 MHz faster than the previous record holder. I really can’t end this any other way: I am very impressed by this board’s performance. End of story.