Another Leadtek WinFast K7NCR18D-Pro (SPP/MCP-T)nForce2
motherboard review, this one, at RIVA3D,
is benchmarked with 1x512mb DDR and 2x256mb DDR and against an MSI KT3 Ultra 2
“Looking at all the goodies this board had, we were quite eager to throw it together and get it started. From the bottom up, this board was definitely intended for gamers and the overclocking crowd (which often overlap). This box has almost everything that you’d need for a mini home theatre PC. Add TV-out and a DVD-ROM and you’re pretty much done.
The board supports many overclocking features, having all FSB speeds in increments of 1 up to 200 MHz. Memory speed tweaking up to 200% of what your SPD specifies (ie: we used PC2100 RAM, which basically yielded a maximum of 266 x 200% = 534 MHz) and the voltage can be tweaked. There is also the ability to increase the AGP voltage by 0.1V or 0.2V. Core voltage can be tweaked in 0.005V increments from 1.10V to 2.00V.The Leadtek WinFast K7NCR18D-Pro is decent board that gives you lots of bang for your buck. With all the bells and whistles in this thing, it’s pretty hard to pass up, whether it’s an upgrade or a new system.
As a new system, you pretty much save on the components (no, integrated does NOT suck anymore, contrary to popular belief). And the video version doesn’t cost that much more, either, making it possible to have a fully-equipped PC of decent quality for approximately 500$ USD.
Final Score 96“
Full review: Leadtek WinFast K7NCR18D-Pro nForce2 motherboard @ riva3d.com
Jimmy Kuo & Michael Chung & Alex Fong
More details: leadtek.com.tw
source: nV News.net
Published in: Hardware on 2002-12-30