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EPoX 8K5A3+ Motherboard Review - Benchmarks - Setup and Sandra

Though the KT333 chipset isn't brand new, there are a couple of companies out there that have been adding some spice to an already proven chipset. To see just what I mean, come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes a look at the EPoX 8K5A3+ Motherboard. It uses the KT333 chipset and adds in some very sweet capabilities that will make your mouth water!

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Aug 13, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: EPoX

Benchmarks

 

Test System

 

Processor: AMD Athlon XP 1600+ (Supplied by Howorth Communications)

 

Memory: 2x 256MB DDR-333 Kingmax (512MB - Supplied by Kingmax)

 

Video Card: nVidia Reference GF4 Ti4200 128MB (Supplied by nVidia)

 

Hard Disk: Western Digital WD1200 (Supplied by Achieva)

 

Drivers: nVidia Detonator v30.30, VIA 4-in-1 v4.40

 

Software Used: SiSoft Sandra 2002, 3DMark2001, PCMark 2002 Pro, Sysmark 2002, Winstone 2001, Vulpine GLMark, Quake III Arena, Aquanox, DroneZmark, Max Payne, Star Trek Voyager Elite Force, Jedi Knight II.

 

SiSoft Sandra 2002 SP1

 

SiSoft Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) 2002 is a synthetic Windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems. We used this to test CPU Raw Performance, Multimedia Instruction Set and Memory Bandwidth Performance. While they are all synthetic results, they do give us a general idea of what is happening and where a component's strengths and weaknesses are.

 

 

 

 

Compared to its predecessor, the 8K3A+, the 8K5A3+ is almost identical in memory performance showing EPoX has squeezed everything they can out of the KT333 chipset.

 

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