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Date of review: 31-May-2000
Type Of Review: Press
Micro Star Announces K7T Pro
Taipei, Taiwan, May 25th, 2000: Micro Star International, a world-leading manufacturer of motherboards, announced today its new product - K7T Pro.
Continuing the momentum of one of the most popular and awarded Athlon(tm) motherboard in the market, Micro-Star's K7 Pro, K7T Pro is the first motherboard supporting new AMDŽ Athlon (tm) (Thunderbird) and Duron(tm) processors.
K7T Pro motherboard is of ATX form factor, applying the highly integrated chipset of KT133 from VIAŽ Technologies. In providing the highest expandability, the motherboard equips with 1 AGP slot that supports the fastest 4X speed, 1 CNR (Communication and Networking Riser) slot that offers a single and more economical interface of modem and network, and 6 PCI slots. An optional combination could be with 5 PCI slots and 1 ISA slot supporting legacy devices. 3 DIMM memory sockets support up to 1.5GB of PC133 SDRAM.
KEY FEATURES OF THE K7T Pro:
- Smart D-LED:
The newest super value tool developed by Micro-Star, it is now in voice mode. Besides the traditional combination of 4 LED light signals to represent 16 different troubleshooting functions during boot up, S-D-LED now literally tells you the status of the boot up process, so that you can easily find the cause of any possible failure.
- Ultra ATA 66:
Ultra ATA 66 is currently the fastest specification for IDE devices. It accelerates data transfer speed, enhancing overall performance.
- 200MHz FSB (Front Side Bus):
Supports the fastest front side bus speed in desktop PC's.
- T.O.P. Tech (tm) III:
Micro-Star's own developed intelligent tool, it precisely monitors the temperature and voltage of the CPU, video card, hard drive and system chamber. This tool ensures the proper function environment of the system, enhancing system stability.
- PC Alert(tm) III:
Another Micro-Star's own developed intelligent tool, it monitors the temperature, voltage, system fan speed, hard drive status and memory status of the system. User is alerted at any abnormal situation.
- STR (Suspend To RAM):
When the system enters suspend power saving mode, STR function will store the data of last system configuration onto system memory (RAM). The system is supplied with minimal power in keeping the data present. The system will set back to the last operating condition in seconds after waking up.
- Integrated Audio:
A 3D PCI bus audio controller is integrated, saving the cost of an additional audio card. It also supports AC'97 standard.
- 4 USB Ports:
The K7T Pro supports 4 USB ports, providing the widest flexibility of connecting different peripheral devices.
About Micro-Star International (MSI Computer):
Micro-Star International, located in Taipei, Taiwan, keeps the principle of "Award-winning product quality and outstanding customer service" in producing its motherboards and add-on cards, and achieves its position as one of the Top 10 motherboard manufacturers in the world, and one of the Top 3 in Taiwan. Further information can be found at our web site: http://www.msi.com.tw
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