The Asus, whilst not the best, is certainly in the top half of those that we tested. What was the best tech product of ? Starting at the top and working our way down, we firstly see the rotated ZIFF socket. Downloads Mobo ID Tools. When set to 1.

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It appears so, the Asus can’t quite catch the Auss at default speeds but naturally edges ahead at overclocked speeds. However, even when set to jumper-free, you still have to manually change the DDR voltage by jumpers.

The overall layout of the board is also done with the user in mind as everything is ergonomically laid out for ease of use. You still do however get the performance of the C-Media chipset that offers 2.

Motherboard: Asus A7V266-E :: Features

One thing to take away from this test is the impressive performance all-round. We ran the board continuously for well over 16 hours with Prime95 and SETI both taxing the system simultaneously. This feature is quite handy if you push the board too far. Again, we see the Asus trailing the MSI at stock speeds but managing to overtake it when ‘clocked to the limit.

The Asus seems to fall short of this little bit extra, it does a lot of things well but fails to set our world on fire. That heritage seems to have carried through to the A7VE.


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All trademarks, logos, and copyrights are property of their respective owners. Fitted xsus an all-in-one monoblock which matches the Gigabyte Aorus aesthetic. Our visual preferences were xx32 Normal settings. Another observation we made was that the board takes a while to power up once the power switch is depressed, longer than any other board we’ve had in the labs.

Top marks to Asus for once again producing an impeccably behaving motherboard.

ASUS A7V266-E – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – KT266A Series

We’d much rather see the floppy port grouped with the other IDE ports. That’s not to say that Asus have not av7266 busy in the retail channel, just one look at their extensive product catalogue informs you of that. Will the trend that we’ve observed so far continue here?

Although latency is cut in half, you do sacrifice some security as RAID 0, by it’s very nature, has no redundancy.

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It’s the same as the KTA in all other respects. We see the standard PCI slots 5, 32bit, 33Mhz flanked by a rather oddly placed floppy port. We weren’t surprised to see the board soldiering on even after extended abuse.

Features and Installation Just a brief glimpse reveals that Asus have loaded the board with some rather nice goodies. Using our XP 13xcooled with a modified dual-fan Taisoland 1.

If, for any reason, you cannot load Windows and have to switch the machine off, it will then next restart by automatically clearing CMOS by itself, thereby ensuring that BIOS defaults are loaded. We feel that Asus have done a pretty good job with the A7VE. Unlike on some other boards, you can remove the memory without having to remove the AGP card, there is just enough space for you to do so.


Overall, we’re pretty pleased with the layout, the board looks good and everything bar the floppy port is located with thought.

The BIOS itself is fairly intuitive and reasonably easy to navigate. We calculate the average FPS after 20, frames have been encoded.

Here’s a quick rundown of our test system and benchmarks used. Figure 2 I still scratch my head and wonder why in the heck these guys put a more than useless ACR slot on this motherboard.

We don’t like to see this happen, but in the cut-throat world of motherboard manufacturing, any increase in performance, however gained, is more than welcome.

I still scratch my head and wonder why in the heck these guys put a more than useless ACR slot on a7v266 motherboard. We could successfully run our XP 13x on the board without any problems, an upgraded BIOS may be needed for future processors.

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