QDI's KinetiZ 7T
A KT133 Based Motherboard With A Funny Name

August 29th, 2000 By Sean 'BiZ' Mueller


AMD's Socket A processors are well established in the market place. One could even argue that AMD's T-bird and Duron provide a superior product, at a better price, when compared to certain other manufacture's products. Because of this, we're beginning to see more and more motherboard manufactures debut products supporting AMD's latest line of CPU's. From the Abit's and Soyo's of the industry and now from QDI.


QDI KinetiZ 7T
Feature rich but...

As do all motherboards supporting Socket A CPU's, the QDI KinetiZ 7T uses VIA's capable KT133 chipset. Thus, it comes with all the features one would expect to find in a KT133 motherboard, including, but not limited too, ATA66 support, hardware monitoring, onboard sound, AGP 4X, as well as the ability to run the memory bus at 100 MHz, or at the Front Side Bus Speed ±33MHz. Here's a rundown of all the other features.

  • NorthBridge: VIA KT-133
  • Southbridge: VIA VT82C686A
Bus Type
  • 5 PCI slots
  • 1 AMR
  • 1 AGP
  • 1 ISA (shared)
  • Support Socket A AMD Athlon and Duron Processors
  • AMD Athlon Processors at 750 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 950MHz ,1GHz, 1.1GHz and future
  • AMD Duron Processors at 600 / 650 / 700MHz and future
System Memory
  • Three 168 pin 3.3V PC133 DIMM sockets
  • Supports up to 1.5G SDRAM
  • Supports 66/100/133 MHz Synchronous DRAM and VCM SDRAM
  • And 66MHz EDO DRAM
Power Management
  • ACPI V1.0 and APM compliant
  • Supports S0, S1, S3, S4, S5 ACPI power status
  • Auto adjust FAN speed in the different power status
  • 4 USB ports (2 for I/O panel and 2 for front panel)
  • USB 1.1 specification compliant
Bus Speed
  • 200MHz FSB
  • Overclocking up to 166MHz. FSB maximally
  • 2 Mbit Flash ROM
  • Licensed advanced AWARD BIOS
  • Supports Plug and Play
  • Supports ACPI and OS directed power management
  • AGP 4X Support
  • Universal AGP Slot
  • Transfer rate up to 1 GB/s
Onboard Audio
  • Software Sound (Option 1)
    - AC’97 2.1 Compliant
    - 16-bit Stereo Codec
  • Hardware Sound (Option 2)
    - Creative 5880 PCI Sound Chip
Advanced Feature
  • Wake up on LAN
  • Wake up on Modem
  • Trend ChipAwayVirus on Guard
  • PC-Cillin with killing function
  • Override processor ratio by jumpers (Overclocking function)
QDI Innovative Technology
  • RecoveryEasy, BIOS-ProtectEasy, ManageEasy, LogoEasy
System Health Monitoring
  • CPU temperature, System temperature, CPU fan speed, Chassis fan speed, 5 System Voltages
Storage system
  • Two PCI Master IDE ports support up to 4 IDE devices
  • Supports ATA66 / ATA33
  • One floppy port support up to two 3.5” or 5.25” floppy drives(360K/720K/1.2M/1.44M/2.88M)
  • Supports LS-120 floppy disk drive and ZIP drive
I/O Feature
  • 2 High Speed Serial Ports (16550 Fast UART Compatible)
  • 1 Enhanced Parallel Port Support EPP / ECP / SPP
  • 1 PS/2 keyboard port
  • 1 PS/2 mouse port
  • IrDA port support up to 115.2Kb/s transfer rate
  • All I/O ports can be enabled/disabled by BIOS setup
Board Size
  • ATX: 305 X 244mm


As you can see, all the good stuff is in there.  Let's have a closer look at that "good stuff".


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