We know that many of our readers are interested in SETI. No gaming review would be complete without visiting our old favourite, Quake 3. However, we ran the MSI KT3’s result three times, each time the results were within a second of each other, so we can be sure of our numbers. To measure the limitation of our board, we used a factory-unlocked 1. We’re using Xmpeg 2.

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The time is almost 2 seconds faster than ultea memory is run at FSB. The inclusion of a number of performance-enhancing options seems not to have impacted on MSI’s stability. Once rebooted it guesses a decent, overclocked speed, quite clever really. Remember that Bluetooth offers very little bandwidth 1Mbpswhich isn’t sufficient for any type of PC network.

We tried to engineer a situation where stability would be compromised. The usual gamut of hardware features are covered in intuitive fashion.

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Let’s also have a look at what happens if we disable the enhanced optimisations that are automatically applied to the Sisoft Sandra memory benchmark. Fitted with an all-in-one monoblock which matches the Gigabyte Aorus aesthetic. We were also pleased that the KT3 Ultra utra one of only two motherboards in this roundup that properly supported reading temperatures off of the Athlon XP’s thermal diode.

This codec offers genuine improvements over the standard AC97 that ships with most motherboards. Naturally, having data stored over two drives means less latency but also more risk. FSB selection is flexible too, ranging from – Mhz in 1Mhz increments, something which the overclocking and tweaking community will be grateful for. This one takes a while to complete.


DVD encoding is another popular pastime of our readers. The clear CMOS jumper is located quite close proximity to one of the fan headers and is really difficult to remove so save yourself some trouble and attach a small piece of tape to it.

The manual is well written and intuitively easy to understand. We at K3 like to see just how far we can push our kit.

MSI KT3 Ultra ARU Motherboard Review

It seems as if Via are waiting for AMD to make the first move and then follow with a compliant chipset. MSI don’t give you a motherboard so much as a package. More of a theoretical test ulyra no-one we know plays at this resolution. The ample bandwidth afforded by DDR seems more suited to the role. One thing to note before comparing benchmarks is the relative running jt3 of the processor on both motherboards.

To give us an idea of how the differency memory sub-systems handle a real game, we benchmarked the popular Serious Sam 2.

Ultrq, we would have liked to see the full complement of DDR slots. Our attempts proved futile. To measure the limitation of our board, we used a factory-unlocked 1.


In that time we didn’t have one crash that could be attributable to the motherboard, It was and yltra the paradigm of stability. The data is safe since it’s mirrored on the other drive which is the real benefit. No gaming review would be complete without visiting our old favourite, Quake 3.

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MSI KT3 Ultra-ARU – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT333 Series

Both systems were configured for maximum performance. We’re seeing consistent results that seem to indicate that DDR can positively impact on performance, albeit in a small way.

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This, once again, seems to ratify our theory that DDR is able to provide the DDR limited Athlon more available bandwidth when truly required. What was the best tech product of ? The MSI’s better memory optimisations at FSB put it ahead of the Asus by just over a second, we had expected to see such a result after seeing the results of the non-enhanced memory benchmark.