InnoDB BD-7300 D in the test: Market entry with VIA KT266A
- 1 Preface
- The chipset: KT266A (2) ?
- 2 Scope of delivery and documentation
- 3 Equipment
- 4 Overclocking
- 5 Test system
- 10 Conclusion BD-7300D
InnoVISION should be known to many of our readers, not least because of the numerous reviews of their graphics cards, which have always been positively rated and which are sold under the Inno3D label. For some time now, mainboards have also been offered on the market under the new InnoBD label. With the BD-7300D we received a board with the established and probably unbeatable Socket A DDR266 chipset, the VIA KT266A. In this review, we tried to find out how the board could fare against the chipset-internal competition EPoX 8KHA + as well as the nForce415-D (Asus A7N266-C). We would like to take this opportunity to thank InnoVISION for this test position.
The chipset: KT266A (2)?/h2>
In the past, there has already been enough reports on the KT266A on our site, so that we want to save a detailed explanation of the features at this point. However, this is differentChipset team of the BD-7300D then a bit different from the application variants on 8KHA +, A7V266-E and Co. Although the Northbridge VT8366A, which is so badly important for the speed, is used here as well, the Southbridge originally developed for the KT266 (A) However, VT8233 has been replaced by the latest variant, VT8233A. However, almost all manufacturers who jumped on the KT266A bandwagon very late have taken this step. Thanks to this slight upgrade, the BD-7300D can handle two Ultra-ATA133 EIDE channels and is therefore ideally equipped for the next generation of hard drives.
Otherwise, the hardware on paper offers the same technology as the 'original KT266A'. We have already extensively examined its features in our EPoX 8KHA + Review .
On the next page: Scope of delivery and documentation