|EPOX 4G4A+ -
Approx Price: $100USD
||Yes, Intel i845G|
|Shared Video memory
||2 Ultra/100, 2 ltra/133|
||4x AGP, 1.5V Lock|
||6 32bit PCI's|
||10/100 Realtek 8100B|
||Realtek ALC650 5.1 C'97|
||6 USB 2.0|
||2 Serial, 1 Parallel,
second of two Epox motherboards was the 4G4A+. Based on the i845G chipset this
board is compatible with all P4 CPU's out there.
most other Pentium 4 boards the socket has been tilted 90 degrees to the right.
This saves quite a bit of space and allows Epox to fit six PCI's onto their
The layout of the
motherboard is very good, with very few complaints. One thing that we noticed
was that the Epox P4 boards only need standard ATX power supplies rather then
require Pentium 4 compatible ones.
The 4G4A+ is tied
with the 4GLA+ as the most feature rich motherboard out in the roundup. Three
DIMM slots, six PCI's, a 4x AGP (1.5V Lock), onboard LAN, onboard IDE RAID, USB
2.0 and onboard 5.1 audio! Very impressive, but the level of integration and
expandability comes with a rather steep price.
was the second highest priced board, retailing for about $200 CDN.
Populating all three DIMM slots with double sided memory was quite an adventure itself.
Using three DIMM's caused data errors while booting up WindowsXP. We were
surprised that the board POSTed properly with the memory but it's a shame that
it didn't work properly after.
board was impressive on the expandability scale and kept a high level of
integration all the same. The 4G4A+ is a great board and personally I'd love to
use it myself, but it may have too much, and too high a price to compete with
the other integrated motherboards in this roundup despite the performance