been long known for producing quality motherboards with
great stability, but they usually lacked any innovative
features. With their latest release, the AD70-SR, DFI
hopes to break with tradition. Incorporating the high
performing Via KT266A chipset, on-board RAID and
overclocking feautres, the AD70-SR brings a decent amount of
muscle to the table. There is no doubt that the KT266A
chipset has been getting a lot of praise these days with its
top of the line performance, making it a virtual no-brainer
when it comes to deciding which chipset should be in the
center of a manufacturer?s AMD based motherboards.
NVIDIA?s nForce is also making waves, but as it stands
today, the KT266A is still the top dog.
So let's get started and see
what the AD70-SR has to offer....
Specifications / Features of the
KT266A All The Way..
The bundle we received
for review came with 1 - Floppy Cable, 2 - 80-PIN
ATA 100 Data Cables, an Owners Manual and a RAID
controller Users Guide. A drivers CD was
included that contained the following: VIA 4
in 1 Drivers, VIA PCI Audio Driver (for SC only),
Winbond Hardware Monitor, RAID IDE Driver (for SR
only), RAID Monitor Utility, Microsoft DirectX 7,
PC-cillin 2000 for Windows and an electronic User's
After reviewing the contents of the AD70-SR package, we
noticed that there was absolutely no documentation in
the Users-Guide on proper installation procedures.
We feel that this is a serious omission that can leave
the less experienced person in a precarious position
without any guidance whatsoever.
change our focus to the Quality and Design of the
Quality, BIOS and Overclocking