MSI heeft als een van de laatste grote mobofabrikanten een moederbord met de VIA KX133 chipset gereleased. Deze K7X Pro heeft 3 DIMM slots, 5xPCI, 1xAMR en 1xISA. Tevens kan de plank bij problemen via 4 LEDjes en middels spraak een zelf diagnose geven:
Due to the demand for the AMD Athlon™ (K7) processor as well as the VIA(R) KX133 chipset (which supports the Slot A structure), MSI is proud to introduce the K7X Pro to their line of mainboards.
The K7X Pro mainboard (ATX form factor) supports the newest Slot A structured AMD Athlon™ Processor, allowing users to directly adjust the CPU Voltage and clock frequency. The K7X Pro offers 5 PCI slots and 1 AMR slot. Additionally, the mainboard is equipped with 3 DIMM modules, which can support up to PC133 SDRAM, and can expand its maximum memory capacity up to 1.5GB.
The main functions of K7X Pro mainboard are as follows:
S-D-LED™ (Onboard Smart Diagnostic LEDs)
This is the newest value-added tool developed by MSI. Not only does it use the four LED signals to display the 16 troubleshooting combinations of hardware detection, S-D-LED™ also provides a human voice mode to inform users of any potential problems which may cause the system to fail.
Supports Ultra ATA 66
Supports Ultra ATA 66 specification, which allows data transfer rates of up to 66MB per second.
Supports PC133 SDRAM
K7X Pro mainboard supports PC133 SDRAM, and the maximum memory capacity can expand up to 1.5GB.
Supports 200 MHz F.S.B.
K7X Pro supports a 200 MHz F.S.B.
T.O.P. Tech.™ III
This mainboard can precisely detect the CPU and system peripheral temperatures thereby enhancing the system stability.
PC Alert™ III
This system monitoring software can detect the system status of various important system parts while functioning, including, system temperature, voltage, fan, hardware, memory, etc. Once abnormal situation is detected, the software will warn the user immediately. This allows users to take care of the problem rapidly, reducing the risk of damaging crucial system parts.
Built-in AMR (Audio/Modem Riser) Slot
Compared to the traditional modem, the built-in AMR slot supports Audio/Modem Riser Devices, allowing users to save greatly in cost of hardware because they only need to purchase one Software Modem Card
Built-in Sound Function
The K7X Pro supports 3D PCI Sound function, and conforms to the AC’97 standard, therefore, there is no need for users to purchase an additional sound card.
Provides 4 USB(Universal Serial Bus) Connectors
The K7X Pro mainboard provides 4 USB connectors to allow for easy upgradeability.