Another Awesome Board from Epox!
Epox always seems to be able to impress us. Maybe it's their dedication to enthusiasts/overclocker segment which gives them a special place in my
heart, or maybe it's just that they produce some darn fast
motherboards. The Epox 8RDA+ continues this tradition of excellent quality, speed and overclockability
with the help of a special little chipset from
With a retail price of $195 CDN ($115 US) the Epox 8RDA+ is not only fast, it also
offers an excellent value for consumers.
True, it does not IDE RAID or Serial ATA, but with six PCI slots you
shouldn't have any problems expanding via add-in cards which support those features. The Port
80 diagnostic card is an excellent tool which should become a standard feature
motherboards. Countless times it has saved me from trouble shooting due to
The Performance of the Epox 8RDA+ was excellent and it has some of
the best overclocking options of any current nForce2 motherboard we've tested. With
an unlocked processor we were able to push this bad boy to 214 MHz FSB while
maintaining 100% stability; we're pretty sure we could have gone higher if we had
better cooling on the Northbridge however!
As I have said many times and as I'm sure you know, the
nForce2 is clearly the fastest AMD chipset on the market and consumers have
taken notice of this. With features like AGP/PCI locking, DDR 400 and Dual Channel DDR (most beneficial to
IGP based boards) you should definitely get a nForce2 based motherboard if you're
looking to get a new AMD-based system. If you're looking for an awesome
overclocking motherboard make sure you check out Epox's 8RDA+! It's one of the
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