The Best of VIA: KT266A Motherboard Roundup :: Conclusion

02-13-2002 · Category: Motherboards

By Niso Levitas
VIA KT266A Roundup Scoring Summary
Manufacturer MSI Abit Soltek Asus Gigabyte Biostar
Part # K7T266 PRO-RU KR7A-RAID SL-75DRV4 A7V266-E GA-7VTXH+ M7VIB
Features 33/40 27/40 18/40 26/40 24/40 11/40
Ergonomics 6/10 5/10 3/10 5/10 8/10 4/10
Stability and Compatibility 25/25 25/25 25/25 25/25 25/25 25/25
Package & Support 10/10 8/10 10/10 10/10 10/10 10/10
Performance 7/15 12/15 15/15 5/15 3/15 1/15
Total 81/100 77/100 71/100 71/100 70/100 51/100

Thanks to the manufacturers, MISR and www.jncs.com who provided the motherboards for this roundup.

The Numbers speak for themselves. That's why we developed this new system. Because it is not always easy to decide which boards are the best. Other than Biostar all five boards are top of the line boards. If you are looking for a feature filled good board the MSI KT266 PRO2-RU is the best one. If you don't care about USB 2.0 and you are willing to buy a sound card and you're into extreme overclocking than definitely choose ABIT. The other three boards were really respectable and fought well but these are the best ones.