MSI KT3 Ultra-ARU KT333 Motherboard Review

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Following on the footsteps of the recent MSI K7D Master-L review, MSI is back on touting yet another motherboard for the AMD platform. A quick glance at the Reviews Page shows that we have seven motherboards reviewed from MSI on the site, tied with Epox for the highest of any other manufacturer. While quantity does not always equal quality, for the most part MSI’s boards have been getting good scores and done well when compared to the other motherboards.

Besides being one of the better manufacturers, using their close ties to both VIA and AMD, MSI is able to get motherboards out very quickly after the launch of a new chipset or processor. The MSI KT3 Ultra motherboard is the first KT333 motherboard to be reviewed here at, though admittedly there are quite a few already in line behind it. 🙂 Their K7N420 nForce board is still the only to reach our labs and also showed the company’s passion for quality products.

Now, let’s see if the KT333 motherboard from MSI will follow in these tracks. Here is a quick look at the board specs:

Motherboard Specifications
CPU Socket Socket A (200/266 MHz Support)
Chipset VIA KT333
Form Factor ATX
Multiplier Options 6x – 15x
Bus Speed Options 100-220 MHz
Voltages 1.725v – 1.85v
Memory Support 3 x 184-pin DDR DRAM PC1600/PC2100/PC2700 Support
Expansion Slots 5/0/1/1 (PCI/ISA/AGP/CNR)
AGP Support 4x AGP
USB Support 2x Standard USB ports
4x USB 2.0 ports
Integrated Components 6-channel AC’97 Audio
Onboard IDE 2 x ATA133 EIDE

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