By reading this site you agree to our cookie policy. The bulk of Asus’ revenue is accrued from the OEM channel. This is well rounded out board that doesn’t have everything but pulls ahead where it counts and comes out looking good in the long run. Benchmarks Our trusty synthetic friend, SiSoft Sandra, leads the way. However, the MSI, running with asynchronous memory, puts a little distance between itself and the Asus. This as well as clearly labeled diagrams showing where the system wiring connects and what jumpers are what is a nice little bonus on this board.

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The Asus is close but not close enough. Either way, the times posted are extremely impressive in their own right. We’ll try the test at A7f266 to garner an idea of total throughput and then at Quality to represent something that mirrors actual playing resolutions. Both systems were configured for maximum performance.

Benchmarks were run 3 times consecutively and an average score was taken. The modes can be toggled by changing a7v266 position of the JEN jumper located at the bottom right of the board.

Let’s have a look at the DRAM timings available. One seemingly annoying feature is the inability to manually turn off the RAID ports when booting. You still do however get the performance of the C-Media chipset that offers 2. Here’s a quick rundown a7266 our test system and benchmarks used.


The Asus seems to fall short of this little bit extra, it does a lot of things well but fails to set our world on fire. Asus have worked hard to gain s7v266 enviable reputation, work that has seen them leap to become to 1 manufacturer of PC motherboards world-wide.

We see the mark barrier breached once more courtesy of an overclocked XP Our strict timings and use of the performance-enhancing 1T command certainly pay dividends here.

Although preferable for overclockers, it certainly puts an emphasis on good ashs. The fact that certain jumpers still have to be manipulated is a negative point. We also disliked the inability to be able to turn the RAID controller off, this increased the boot up times by at least 10 seconds. By reading this site you agree to our cookie policy.

ASUS A7VE – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KTA Overview – CNET

Our trusty synthetic friend, SiSoft Sandra, leads the way. Starting at the top and working our way down, we firstly see the rotated ZIFF socket. We tried to find the limit of the motherboard by using a factory-unlocked 1. Features and Installation Just a brief glimpse reveals that Asus have loaded the board with some rather nice goodies.

We re-ran the test a number of times and found the results to be consistent.

ASUS A7V266-E – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT266A Series

We’ll next turn our attention to Pifast. One thing to take away from this test is the impressive performance all-round. Out attention is immediately drawn to the number of jumpers and dip-switches on the board, something we are seeing less of these days.


I’m sure OEM system builders will be more than happy at the inclusion of this little chip, as it almost precludes the need for a true hardware solution. We’ve found this combination to be the most stable in our stress tests.

We mentioned that the Asus seems to over-supply voltage at any given setting. It’s the same as the KTA in all other respects. That’s not to say that Asus have not been busy in the retail channel, just one look at their extensive product catalogue informs you of that. Will the situation be mirrored in Serious Sam 2?.

The same story unfolds here. The board packaging is subtle and not completely over-the-top like some. This synthetic benchmark stresses the CPU, memory sub-system and graphics card to the limit.

The words that spring to this reviewer’s mind are stability, quality azus reliability. We see three DDR banks that are thoughtfully placed.