Let’s have a look at the results. In that time we didn’t have one crash that could be attributable to the motherboard, It was and is the paradigm of stability. The connectors for the various brackets are grouped close together too , colour-coded for simple installation. Backwardly compatible with USB 1. As is MSI’s recent tradtion, this board comes jam-packed with features.

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We tried our utmost to engineer a situation were we could make the board crash. Here we use LAME 3.

Firstly let’s have a look at the KT chipset in a little more detail. Once rebooted it guesses a decent, overclocked speed, quite clever really.

MSI KT3 Ultra-ARU KT Motherboard Review | PC Perspective

We at Hexus like to see just how far we can push our kit. Other benchmarks from the same demo showed a lesser variance in results.

We calculate the average FPS after 20, frames have msl encoded. AGP voltage can also be increased to 1. Everything is held inside the case snugly, and with its glossy finish, it’s quite a change from the average bland motherboard box of old.

Installation mdi a breeze with no untoward incidents to report. Even though I have small hands, everytime I removed the videocard my finger would nudge that capacitor and that’s not very comforting. We’ll next turn our attention nsi another number-crunching activity. Often times manufacturers neglect the little nsi such as this. We were also pleased that the KT3 Ultra was one of only two motherboards in this roundup that properly supported reading temperatures off of the Athlon XP’s thermal diode.


The connectors for the various brackets are grouped close together toocolour-coded for simple installation. FSB selection is flexible too, ranging from – Mhz in 1Mhz increments, something which the overclocking and tweaking community will be grateful for. If motherboards were judged on aesthetics, the MSI would score very highly.

Remember that Bluetooth offers very little bandwidth 1Mbpswhich isn’t sufficient for any type of PC network. The chipset is capable of 5. Therefore, revisions in motherboards are evolutionary rather than revolutionary.

The impressive overclocking options coupled with our new XP processor from AMD ensured that we would be furnished with a reasonable overclock.

We used the publicly available demo so that you could compare results if need be. Let’s by looking at the specification in a little greater detail Page Jump: Often it is these little things that really only cause issues when the board is installed and you trying to get at something without pulling out bunch of wires or cards.


Fitted with an all-in-one monoblock which matches the Gigabyte Aorus aesthetic. Put simply, it calculates the constant Pi to X million decimal places using the fastest method possible.

Still, seconds is the fastest time we’ve ever seen for a CPU at default speeds. You’re given the option of either RAID 0 or 1. As part of our stability testing, we ran SETI. One thing to note before comparing benchmarks is the relative running speed of the processor on both motherboards. We’re using Xmpeg 2. Memory can be tweaked quite extensively too, with the inclusion of the performance-enhancing 1T command.

MSI KT3 Ultra-ARU KT333 Motherboard Review

The results were consistent to within 0. MSI don’t give you a motherboard so much as a package.

The difference between all three boards in negligble in real-life, you simply can’t tell the difference between 79 and mssi respectively. A vivid red greets you as you open the box.