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EPoX 4PCA3+ Canterwood Motherboard Review - Benchmarks - Direct3D

EPoX are a smaller Taiwanese motherboard manufacturer who have been known for years for their high performing, highly overclockable AMD based motherboards. Does this trend follow over to the Intel side with their newest motherboard, the 4PCA3+ which is based on Intel's high-end Canterwood chipset? Read on as Cameron "Sov" Johnson tells us all about EPoX's newest motherboard and how it stands up to its competition.

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Aug 4, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 7.5%Manufacturer: EPoX

Real-World Direct3D

 

Comanche 4

 

Comanche 4 is a helicopter simulation using the DirectX 8.1 graphics interface. It is used to test the memory and 3D subsystems of a motherboard and video processor. Any weaknesses will show up through this intensive benchmark.

 

 

Comanche 4 doesn't show such a large gap between the EPoX and the other two contenders.

 

Aquanox

 

Aquanox is one of the latest installments to our benchmark software. This game is based heavily on DirectX 8 and 8.1 advancements and is designed to stress video cards to their ultimate limit; in all one of the best D3D benchmarks to date.

 

 

Aquanox on the other hand shows a rather large gap.

 

UT 2003

 

Unreal Tournament 2003 continues the success that Unreal Tournament generated as an online game and benchmark. UT2003 pulls all of its weight onto the 3D and memory subsystems, pushing graphics reality to the maximum is its game, and you need some serious power to gain playable scores with this game.

 

 

In the last of our tests we see EPoX falling behind again.

 

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