For the past few weeks we have looked at KT133A motherboards from ABIT, EPoX, MSI, and ASUS, and we have been quite pleased with the maturity of the chipset and the quality of the motherboards. Probably one of the most impressive things we have encountered is their outstanding stability, showing that motherboards manufacturers have done more than simply replace the older KT133 chipset with the newer KT133A.

Today we're looking at the Iwill KK266 as we continue our KT133A coverage. In order to compete with the previous four boards, Iwill needs to at least deliver the same kind of performance, features, and stability that we've come to expect. In order to surpass them, they need to Innovate and tweak even further.

Being one of the smallest motherboard manufacturers in Taiwan, Iwill is in a relatively tough position against the larger manufacturers out there. To succeed, they need to make a product competitive to that from other manufacturers in terms of performance and quality, while maintaining an attractive price. If they were able to make such a product, it would greatly improve their reputation as a manufacturer, and without a doubt increase their sales.

Iwill knows these facts well and it shows in their entry to the KT133A market. The result of their hard work is the KK266, a board that's better than all the others we've seen so far.

Iwill KK266

CPU Interface
Socket-A
Chipset
VIA KT133A
VT 8363A North Bridge
VT 686B South Bridge
Form Factor
ATX
Bus Speeds

100 - 166 MHz (in 1MHz increments)

Core Voltages Supported

Auto Detect
1.525 - 1.850 V (in 0.025V increments)

I/O Voltages Supported
Auto Detect / + 5% / +10%
Memory Slots
3 168-pin DIMM Slots
Expansion Slots

1 AGP Slot
6 PCI Slots (3 full length)
1 ISA Slots

On-board Audio
C-Media CMI-8738 3D 4.1 Hardware Sound
BIOS

Award Modular BIOS 6.00PG

BIOS Revision
35103A (1/8/2001)
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