EPoX EP-8NPA SLI AMD Athlon 64 Socket 754 PCIe SLI motherboard Review

Manufacturer EPoX
Type / Chipset Socket 754 / nVidia nForce4 SLI Chipset
Dimensions +++ 24 mm (56 mm radius) around the socket to the next capacitor or other parts of the mainboard – for further information see Fit for Fan. The overall size is 305 x 225mm.
Slots – 2x pci, 2x PCI Express 2×16/2×1, 2x DDR PC2100 – PC3200 (max. 2GB RAM)

+++ 1x Floppy, 4x UDMA133, 4x SATA II RAID 0+1, 1x serial, 1x IrDA, 1x parallel, 2x PS/2, onBoard 10/100/1000 Mbps base-T Ethernet LAN (Vitesse 8201 phy), 10x USB 2.0/1.1 (6x internal, Slot bracket for 2x int. is included), 6-Channel AC’97 RealTek ALC655 onboard with 3x 3.5 mm connectors (ext. S/PDIF Out, 1x int. Aux, 1x optional int. S/PDIF, ext. Line out, ext. Line in, ext. Mic) and 3x fan connectors + 1x NB fan.

Vcore + BIOS between -0.20 Volt and +0.05 Volt (1.30 Volt – 1.55 Volt)
Multiplier ++++ BIOS between 4x and 25x (max multi depends on used CPU) and 1x to 5x HT
Host Frequency ++++ BIOS between 200 and 450 MHz (PCIe 100 – 150 MHz)
VIO, VDD, etc. +++ VDDR 2.50 – 3.20 Volt / Chipset 1.50 – 1.80 Volt
Performance**** ++++ Benchmark ratings with AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Socket 754 Processor. 1x Gigabyte GV-NX66T128VP Nvidia 6600 GT PCIe graphic card: 8329 points with 3DMark 2003 2x Gigabyte GV-NX66T128VP Nvidia 6600 GT PCIe graphic card: 14279 points with 3DMark 2003
Manual and Labeling ++++ Very well readable, complete motherboard inscription and a very detailed motherboard manual in English.