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EPoX 4PEA+ (i845PE) Motherboard Review - Benchmarks - Test Setup and Sandra

It seems that the Intel crowd keeps getting bigger and the chipset market is up to the challenge with new designs all the time. But how can the end user know what works and what doesn't? Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he answers these questions in regards to the EPoX 4PEA+ Motherboard. It uses the i845PE chipset and has a list of features that will make most folks drool, but can it cope with the stress that the enthusiast will put it through? There is only one way to find out, so come see for yourself!

| Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Feb 3, 2003 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 7.5%Manufacturer: EPoX

Benchmarks

 

Test System

 

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4B GHz (Supplied by Spectrum Communications

 

Memory: 2x 256MB DDR-400 Kingmax DDR SDRAM (Supplied by Kingmax

 

Video Card: nVidia Ti4200 (Supplied by nVidia

 

Hard Disk: Western Digital WD80 (Supplied by Techbuy

 

Software Used: SiSoft Sandra 2003 Pro, 3DMark2001SE, PCMark 2002, Vulpine GLMark, Quake III, Star Trek Voyager, Jedi Knight II, Max Payne, Aquanox, UT 2003, Sysmark 2002.

 

Synthetic PC Benchmarks

 

SiSoft Sandra 2003 Professional

 

SiSoft Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) 2003 is a synthetic Windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.

 

 

 

 

CPU optimization is slightly improved over the Gigabyte E7205 and just above the other i845PE based motherboards we have on hand. Memory-wise, it falls short to the Dual Channel DDR of the E7205 but is right up with the DDR-333 range the other i845PE boards offer.

 

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