EPoX EP-9NPA+ Ultra AMD Athlon 64 Socket 939 PCIe Motherboard Review

Manufacturer EPoX
Name 9NPA+ Ultra
Type / Chipset Socket 939 / nVidia nForce4 Ultra Chipset
Dimensions +++ 20 mm (45 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 245mm.
Slots ++ 3x pci, 1x PCI Express 1×16/3×1, 4x DDR PC2100 – PC3200 (max. 4GB 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), 2x IEEE1394b Firewire, 8-Channel AC’97 RealTek ALC850 onboard with 6x 3.5 mm connectors (1x int. CD in, ext. S/PDIF In, ext. S/PDIF Out, ext. Line in, ext. Mic, ext. Front out, ext. Side out, ext. Rear out, ext. Center/Subwoofer) and 3x fan connectors + 1x NB fan.

Vcore ++++ BIOS between -0.10 Volt and +0.35 Volt (max Vcore depends on the used CPU)
Multiplier ++++ BIOS between 4x and 25x (max multi depends on the used CPU) and 1x to 5x HT
Host Frequency ++++ BIOS between 200 and 450 MHz (PCIe 100 – 145 MHz)
VIO, VDD, etc. +++ VDDR 2.50 – 3.20 Volt / Chipset 1.50 – 1.80 Volt
Performance**** ++++ Benchmark ratings with AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice processor. 1x Gigabyte GV-NX66T128VP Nvidia 6600 GT PCIe graphic card: 8066 points with 3DMark 2003
Manual and Labeling ++++ Very well readable, complete motherboard inscription and a very detailed motherboard manual in English with explanations concerning drivers, BIOS, Debug, etc.