Asus A7V266-E in the test: VIA KT266A part two
Well, first of all to the question we asked at the beginning: Yes, the A7V266-E can once again compete with its direct competitors from EPoX in terms of speed Show boundaries . After installing the Beta Bios 1005, the performance partially overshadowed everything that had been done before, the stability was excellent. And the typical Asus bonus, the scope of delivery, is still at the familiar high level. At this point, we particularly liked the addition of German instructions, perhaps the initial spark necessary for the industry. But, as you are used to from Asus, the package with currently 440 DM also has its proud price. Even the variant without a raid costs a whopping 400DM (source: K&M) more than the 8KHA +. Our conclusion is therefore rather different. If you are looking for an excellent board with modern raid support, you will certainly have made a very good choice with the A7V266-E, even if it burdens your wallet. However, if you can be satisfied without the Raid feature, the 8KHA + is a more than worthwhile alternative to a much better onePrice-performance ratio. The days when Asus was the only manufacturer to bring very good circuit boards to market are numbered.
As always, the forum is responsible for questions.
- Scope of delivery
- Documentation (partly in German)
- Raid controller
- ACR slot not to be used for end customers