Archived Reviews May 2002


8K3A+ at Processor Emporium

"Overall the EP-8K3A+ is an extremely good Socket A board, demonstrating very high performance levels coupled to class leading stability. Whilst the competition is getting stronger we feel that Epox have put into practice everything they have learned with previous Socket A boards to good effect and have yet again managed to create a class leading product. As a result we are pleased to award the EP-8K3A+ our “Gold Award”."

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Posted 9:40 GMT,Tuesday, May 28, 2002


4G4A+ at Tweaktown

"EPoX of late have had success after success. A little over three years ago, EPoX was a name unheard of, but today they are one of the biggest overclockers on the market. The 4G4A+ certainly does not tarnish this reputation.

The 4G4A+ in the stability section was unwavering. Even when running aggressive memory timings there were no hiccups at all. Overclocking stability is another of its great attributes. Able to support up to 170MHz FSB on our P4 2.4GHz 533FSB CPU shows that this board can push the limits, and the added settings in BIOS to control your overclocking are well above the average.

Feature-wise the 4G4A+ has just about everything you will want, 6 USB 2.0 ports standard due to ICH4, no need for external controllers makes this board cheaper. ATA-133 RAID controller that supports IDE UDMA made allows maximum compatibility and upgradeability in the future. In all, the board is well ahead of the pack. While the AC'97 Audio is still present, this does support 6ch audio and is reasonable quality thanks to the Realtek chip and Avance drivers. This chip is really the only AC'97 chip that provides fair quality."

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Posted 7:09 GMT,Monday, May 27, 2002


4G4A+ at VR-Zone

"EPoX 4G4A+ is performing very well at DDR333 mode and performance is set to improve even more if you can fit in a powerful graphics card like a GeForce 3 or 4 into the additional AGP slot. For most business users and budget conscious consumers, you can live with the Intel integrated graphics and still able to play some light gaming on even the recent games like RTCW and Serious Sam. For high performance seekers, since i845G costs only a mere US$4 more than i845E therefore it makes sense that you can simply ignore the use of the integrated graphics and obtain a much better performance running at DDR333."

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Posted 11:12 GMT,Wednesday, May 22, 2002


4BDA2+ at AMDWorld

"The EPOX 4BDA2+ clearly falls in the traditional category of enthusiast boards and like there previous mainboards they are built around quality and have created a stigma of being renowned
for some impressive overclocking experiences. Coupled up to the Intel® Pentium 4 1.6AGHz processor we were able to take the processor to a speed of 800MHz above the default speed without any major modification or much thought."

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Posted 17:58 GMT,Tuesday, May 21, 2002


4G4A+ at OCWorkbench

The first on-line review of our new i845G based board the 4G4A+ shows what a real contender this product is with great performance, stability and overclocking features alongside Intel's Extreme Graphics Technology to make a perfectly balanced platform.

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Posted 17:54 GMT,Monday, May 20, 2002


8K3A at OCPrices

"Epox have produced a very solid board with the 8K3A+ with their "keep it simple" philosophy once again producing a board with truly astonishing overclocking potential. Whist the 8KHA was also capable of 200MHz FSB, that was with severe voltage modding. All of the overclocking in this review was straight out of the box."

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Posted 17:10 GMT,Monday, May 20, 2002


8K3A+ at 3DVelocity

"Epox have once again proved that the 8KHA+ was no accident and that they can take any chipset that comes their way and build a solid, reliable and above all cheap board with it.....they've actually made it possible to squeeze a whole lot more performance out of the KT333 chipset than many other board manufacturers have.....Stability has been 100% since the day testing started, even when overclocked the 8K3A+ behaved impeccably..."

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Posted 16:12 GMT,Thursday, May 16, 2002


8K3A+ at VIAHardware

For one of our mainboards to win an awards is always a good thing, however when our product is placed against 9 competitors product and comes out at the top beating undeniably stiff competition from the likes of Abit, Asus, Gigabyte and MSI.......

"This is, without a doubt, the fastest board tested. The 8K3A+ delivers more than should be expected from a board in its price range. On top of that, it includes a nice RAID controller and decent onboard sound. EPoX has rapidly become the overclocker's brand of choice, and the 8K3A+ makes it very clear why. A big VH "thank you" to EPoX for giving us the opportunity to test such a fine product."

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Posted 10:45 GMT,Wednesday, May 15, 2002


8K3A at Legion Hardware

"Just from running the standard benchmarking software you develop a sense that the EPoX 8K3A isn’t just about blazing performance. Instead the board offers stability that isn’t often found in a motherboard, I caught on to this fact when
I began tinkering with the board. The EPoX 8K3A was the first board that has really been able to run all memory options on there most aggressive setting whilst maintaining absolute stability. This tied in with overclocking and would explain why this board was able to overclock further than any other KT333 board I have tested. In a nut shell the EPoX 8K3A is all that and more, the EPoX 8K3A+ may be considered perfection..."

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Posted 6:08 GMT,Thursday, May 2, 2002


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