A little more business performance here and then
- Winbench and Quake3 on the
99 ( soon to be Winbench 2000/2001
hopefully) will dig deeper for us into CPU, FPU
and Disk performance. Click for full
database of AMD based performance is a little
for comparison you can look here to see where this
board stacks up in this test. In the
chart reference on that page, the Athlon 750 score
was taken from a Slot A chip and a VIA based KX133
board. It is clear to see that the KT133 and
Socket A Athlon or T-Bird as it is affectionately
known, really cranks out the numbers well and
shows off the advances made in the platform since
the original release of the Athlon. Overall
these are excellent scores.
before we wrap this piece up, here's what the
Gamer in you can expect from this board and just
for kicks, we coupled it with a GeForce 2 Ultra
too shabby for a processor that lists for around
$115 on line. Of course the GeForce 2 Ultra
will set you back big time. Again,
just for reference, look at the top chart on this
page to see how the SY-K7VTA and T-Bird 750 stack
up against a P3-866. You'll see the
Ultra as well as other cards listed here. We
think you'll agree that these numbers a very
SY-K7VTA is a well rounded Socket A offering from
Soyo. The KT133 chipset has many of today's
latest features and interfaces, with the exception
of ATA100. We were very impressed with the
high quality construction of the K7VTA and it's
stability was absolutely within the top 2% of all
the AMD based product we have ever tested.
overall performance, this board also shines well
clock for clock against its counterparts. In
addition System Integrators will appreciate its
unique "Voice Doctor" feature for easy
diagnosis of a problem or incorrect setup.
However, Power Users and steadfast "Over-Clockers"
may find this board a little light with respect to
its abilities beyond standard
specifications. Also, an additional 6th. PCI
slot would really do it justice.
think the Soyo
SY-K7VTA deserves a Heat Meter Rating of...
again to our
friends at PCNut for the AMD
"hook-up" in this review!
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