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MSI Launches KT3 Ultra2 Motherboard with Bluetooth Solution

Type: Product News
Latest Update: Mon, 03 Jun 2002

MSI™ is always leading in bring computer users the latest technology. MSI™ today announced its new KT3 Ultra2 motherboard, which now supports Bluetooth technology. Recommended by computer professionals around the world, MSI™'s KT3 Ultra series motherboards are designed to provide the highest performance and the most scalable chipset solution for the latest Socket A AMD® Athlon XP® processors. MSI™ provides an optional PC2PC™-Bluebooth bracket to pair with the board, which can used to communicate with mobile phone, DV camcorder, PDA and notebook that also support Bluebooth technology. The new PC2PC™-Bluetooth feature provides computer users the most cost-effective way and brings them the joy of wireless networking.

Driven by DDR memory trend, the KT3 Ultra2 is based on VIA®'s KT333 chipset to support the latest DDR333 (PC2700) and DDR266 (PC2100) memory specification. The board conforms to ATX form factor and has a total of three DIMM slots, supporting up to 3.0GB DDR333 SDRAM. Expansion slots are available for 5 PCI, 1 CNR, and 1 AGP 4x Port. To prevent any overheating problems, the KT3 Ultra2 integrates a Thermal Diode Circuit to detect the core temperature of the processor, which helps maintain proper operations of your computer.

The new KT3 Ultra2 motherboard supports ATA133 RAID (RAID 0, 1) and USB 2.0 standard. USB 2.0 provides users the ability to connect to high performance peripherals in the least expensive way. With much higher bandwidth, USB 2.0 can reach data rates of up to 480Mbps, that's nearly 40 times faster than the current USB 1.1. Today's USB devices will operate with full compatibility in a USB 2.0 system. Looking for surround sound support for home entertainment? With the integrated 5.1 Channel audio chipset (Optional), users can enjoy playing games or watching DVD movies at home. The KT3 Ultra2 is designed to maximize your connection to the digital world.

MSI™ always has products of the highest quality and the KT3 Ultra2 is another example of our efforts to keep our promises. On top of its excellent performance and stability, the KT3 Ultra2 also brings the following features:

S-Bracket™ ---
With the integrated SPDIF socket and the support of Optical Fiber and Coaxial cables, the S-Bracket™ brings you the best experience of 6-Channel surround sound. (Optional)

D-Bracket™ 2 ---
D-Bracket™ 2 is a new innovation combining the D-LED™ and 2 USB ports. It helps computer user diagnose computer hardware problems from outside of the computer chassis, eliminating the trouble of having to open up the chassis every time. The D-Bracket™ 2 also has a combination of 4 LED light signals that are either green or red, representing 16 different troubleshooting functions during boot up. (Optional)

Live Update 2 ---
MSI™ Live Update 2 includes several useful and powerful applications such as Live BIOS?, Live Driver™, Live VGA BIOS™, Live VGA Driver™ and Live Utility™, which help you to download and update the latest version of BIOS and driver automatically. You do not have to spend much time in searching the whole website to find the drivers you need.

Fuzzy Logic™ 4 ---
A smart overclocking tool exclusively available from MSI™, Fuzzy Logic™4 automatically adjusts the CPU to its best condition in real time under the OS to accomplish the overclocking function with AI. While system hanging is a common experience in overclocking, Fuzzy

Logic™4 will detect the problem and automatically restart the system, making sure the system always runs at it's best.

PC Alert™ III ---
This useful software program detects system temperature, the status of voltage, fans and all other key components onboard. If any problem occurs, it will alert the user to correct the problem, reducing the risk of system damage. Based on LAN network concept, the program can also monitor multiple PCs' status.

If you would like to learn more about our new KT3 Ultra2 motherboard, please go to MSI™ website at

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