Tweak3D heeft eens gekeken naar het Iwill KK266 Socket A moederbord, gebaseerd op VIA's KT133A chipset. Het bordje maakt gebruik van de relaxte 1/6/1 (AGP/PCI/ISA) layout, ondersteunt ATA-100 en is uitgerust met een C-Media CMI8378 4.1 audiochip. Een ander sterk punt van de KK266 is de BIOS, alwaar alle benodigde overklok-opties te bedienen zijn. Het plankje is dan ook erg goed te tweaken, zelfs een busspeed van 165MHz bleek haalbaar! De reviewer kon zijn Athlon stabiel op 1377MHz (145 x 9.5) draaien.
Iwill has definitely taken us on one heck of a ride. I donít think I was disappointed with anything other than that this wasnít the RAID version of the board I was reviewing hehe. Iwill has definitely made a good impression with their KT133A release and I wouldnít be surprised if the KK266-R was an equal boom. I definitely canít wait to get my hands on that one.
Currently, there are only a handful of KT133A based boards out there and from the looks of things; Iwill has one of the best packages out there right now. I was looking at Asusí A7V133 offering yesterday and they seem to be taking some ideas from Abit -- fan on the north bridge.
Iwill has definitely produced a winner with the KK266. Itís loaded with features, itís extremely overclocking friendly, it supports new unreleased CPUís, and comes packaged to take a beating. From the first moment to the last moment, youíll definitely have a fun and learning experience with the KK266. The most important thing though, is its performance. It obviously beat our A7V reference platform in every test and if I had the KK266-R on hand, Iíd use it for my main machine instantly. For those of you though, that donít require RAID, those extra IDE channels or simply go instant SCSI, the KK266 is a board Iíd lay down my money for.