Conclusion

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Though the 75DRV4 (and its successor, the 75ERV) motherboards comes slightly later in the KT266A battle than perhaps Soltek would have liked, they couldn’t have asked more from the board performance wise. When comparing it to the leader in our KT266A benchmarks here at Amdmb.com, the Soltek 75DRV4 is able to keep up with the board at every turn and even take it on some of them as well.

However, the 75DRV4 does have some minor conflicts that will keep it from getting the all round award as best KT266A motherboard. The overclocking features are mediocre at best, and being placed on the board via jumpers only brings them down more. Though the release of the next version of this motherboard should fix most of these conflicts, I can’t overlook them completely for the case of this review.

All in all, Soltek has created a good solid line of Athlon-ready motherboards for PC enthusiasts. The performance of the SL-75DRV4 motherboard was simply awesome, coming in at the highest we have seen for the KT266A chipset. Though I can’t recommend the DRV4 for its overclocking options, when the 75ERV is released, and if the performance is the same across the board, then the Soltek 75ERV is going to be a great pick for one of the last KT266A motherboards to be released before the wave of KT333 motherboards begins to creep up on us.

Overall Rating
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(8.5 / 10.0)

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