MSI KT4 Ultra:
This KT400 chipset motherboard is feature packed, but does it also perform? Unfortunately I was unable to boot with the Hercules R9700 Pro. No error beeps, no power up , nothing. So I had to work with the TNT2. Don´t expect any 3DMark2K1 results!
Pretty much the exact same layout as the KT3 Ultra2, luckily they didn´t include the sticker for the "CPU Thermal Protection" this time around!
I did encounter some weird bugs in the BIOS, trying to change the vcore settings gave me this:
After a reboot this problem was gone, but did reappear once in a while. A future BIOS release will surely remove this little annoyance.
As mentioned before: no 3D benches, so here are the memory benches.
Pushing to 200Mhz was possible but was FAR from stable, even for "normal" desktop usage, here are the unstable memresults:
This motherboard did not impress me at all. Not compatible with the Hercules R9700Pro and worse performance results then the older KT3 Ultra2.
Let´s see if Asus can do better