Shuttle AK31 Rev2 KT266 Motherboard Review

This content was originally featured on and has been converted to PC Perspective’s website. Some color changes and flaws may appear.

Shuttle motherboards have been around for a very long time. However, until this review, I have never used one in my system or on the test bed. The Shuttle AK31 motherboard is based on the KT266 chipset and is aimed towards both a performance and a stability market, competing against the other top of the line KT266 motherboards including the Epox 8KHA and the MSI K7T266 Pro.

Let’s start out the review with the usual bit of specs on the motherboard itself:

Motherboard Specifications
CPU Socket Socket A (200/266 MHz Support)
Chipset KT266
Form Factor ATX
Multiplier Options 5.5 – 12.5x
Bus Speed Options 95-166 MHz in 1 MHz increments
Voltages 1.35v – 1.85v in +0.025v increments
Memory Support 4 x 184-pin DDR DRAM PC1600/PC2100 Support
Expansion Slots 6/0/1/1 (PCI/ISA/AGP/CNR)
AGP Support 4x AGP
USB Support 2x Standard USB ports 4x Add-on USB ports
Integrated Components AC’97 Audio
Bios Award BIOS
Onboard IDE 2 x ATA100 EIDE
« PreviousNext »