ECS K7VTA3 v3.1 - Page 8

..:: Conclusion ::..

Well, it’s that time again, we’ve seen everything the ECS K7VTA3 v3.1 has to offer and now it’s time to sum it all up. Well, ECS has a fairly good offering with their K7VTA3. The board offers decent performance, and a nice feature set for the price. I have seen this board going for under $80 USD on the internet. For a board that offers DDR333 support, ATA/100 RAID, USB 2.0, and TBred support, I’d say that one hell of a deal. The board design is decent with only a few issues, much like we see with nearly all boards on the market. The BIOS offers support for both the OEM community, and the home enthusiast, but lacks some necessary options in my opinion. The board is very stable, only crashing once during our two weeks of benchmarking, stress testing, and personal use. Not too bad, not too bad at all. Overall, if you’re looking for a budget motherboard for a cheap home system or for a family member’s system then this should be one of your considerations. It’s hard to find boards offering this many features, with this low a price nowadays. If you’re looking for budget performance, you’ll want to look a little higher on the pricing food chain as this board does not bring the level of performance that has been seen from other KT333 boards. Below is the official scoring for the ECS K7VTA3 v3.1. Lastly, I’d like to shoot out a big thanks to ECS for supplying me with this board for review.