GamePC heeft een review gepost van de MSI K7T Pro moederplank met VIA KT133 chipset, 6 PCI slots, 3 DIMM slots en 1 CNR slot . Hoewel het door GamePC geteste exemplaar nog engineering sample betrof, functioneerde het bord redelijk stabiel. Eerdere berichten over instabiliteit van de KT133 chipset bij gebruik van 3 DIMM slots werden niet bevestigd. Ook een ranzige mix van drie verschillende PC100 en PC133 DIMMs bracht de plank niet tot wankelen:
At un-overclocked speeds, we were impressed by the stability of the board for not even being a finalized board, but we still ran into a few problems here and there. At default CPU speeds, the board ran perfectly fine through all of our benchmarks, with both our 600 and 700 MHz. But with both processors, when we started heavily stress testing them (endless loops of low-res Quake III to tax the CPU and memory subsystem), the system crashed within 15-20 minutes every time.
Since this is a prototype board, all is forgiven, we hope the finalized boards and chipsets will be able to last quite a bit longer than what we've seen with this board. Although, to it's credit, it did run 3DMark 2000 and Serious Sam demos for quite a long time before crashing, usually 6-7 hours.
For day to day operations and casual gaming, the MSI board would be fine as is. Unfortunately, gamers like you and me tax our systems to the fullest, and as of right now the KT-133 chipset isn't up to par. Considering AMD and VIA are hoping for the KT-133 to get into 1 GHz Athlon systems for servers and workstations, along with gaming, the instability problems are going to keep away many buyers. We will update this review when we get the finalized boards and have had a chance to stress test them as well.