Press release: MSI(tm) introduces VIA VT8366A Mainboard K7T 266 Pro
Date : 2001-02-24
Eindhoven, 23 February 2001
MSI(tm) announces the most recent addition to its existing award-winning K7T
family, the K7T 266 Pro. This newest ATX form factor edition uses the new
VIA® Apollo KT 266 chipset to provide the highest performance and the most
scalable chipset solution for the latest AMD Athlon(tm) and Duron(tm)
processors. With the capability to support the latest high-speed DDR200/266
SDRAM and 4x AGP, the K7T 266 Pro offers many advantages in graphics
performance and memory transfers. Whether you are a business user running
multiple applications or a hardcore gamer searching for the most reliable
system, the K7T 266 Pro enables you to maximize the benefits of the latest
AMD(tm) processor technology.
The K7T 266 Pro has a total of 3 DDR slots and supports up to 3GB DDR SDRAM
of system memory. With 1 AGP, 1 CNR and 5 PCI slots, the K7T 266 Pro
provides the greatest flexibility and expandability for add-on devices.
MSI(tm) always offers products of the highest quality and the K7T 266 Pro is
no exception. In addition to its excellent performance and stability, the
K7T 266 Pro also offers the following features:
* Supports Ultra ATA100 and RAID
The Ultra ATA100 with RAID Bus Master interface provides an
excellent and faster connection for IDE devices.
* Supports 6 USB 2.0
* Supports 266 MHz Front Side Bus
* Fuzzy Logic(tm)3
* Fuzzy Logic(tm) 3 is an MSI(tm) own developed proprietary software
utility that automatically and intelligently adjusts processor and system
frequency. By applying Artificial Intelligence, the process of adjusting to
the optimum processor and system frequency is accomplished automatically
under Windows® working environment. It is also worth mentioning that Fuzzy
Logic(tm) 3 will reboot automatically when the system would hang by
* Live BIOS(tm)
A useful software tool from MSI(tm), Live BIOS(tm) compares the
current BIOS version automatically with the latest version available on the
web; Links to the site to download the latest version of BIOS and updates
4 LED light signals represent 16 different troubleshooting functions
during boot up. D-LED(tm) tells you the status of the boot up process, so
that you can easily find the cause of any possible failure.
* PC Alert(tm) III
This useful software detects the system temperature, the status of
the voltage, fans and all other key parts and components onboard. If any
problem occurs, it will alert the user to correct the problem, reducing the
risk of system damage.
* STR (Suspend to RAM)
* STD (Suspend to Disk)
* PC 99 and PCI 2.2 Specification Compliant and Certified
All MSI(tm) product innovations are focused on easy installation, high
stability, and multiple built-in functions.
MSI is proud of its almost 15 years experience in designing and
manufacturing high performance motherboards and fully integrated add-on
peripherals. With its ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 qualified facilities, MSI
products provide the ultimate in performance, reliability and
value-increasing productivity. It markets its products through ten offices
located in Taiwan, United States, Germany, Japan, France, China, Australia
and The Netherlands.
MSI markets its products to computer system manufacturers, system
integrators, and distributors.
For more information visit the company on the World Wide Web at
Mystar Computer BV in the Netherlands, the European head office of MSI, was
established in September 1998. Having its own production facility in Son
near Eindhoven, it handles all marketing, sales, logistics and
after-sales-service for its customers throughout Europe.