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Epox 8KDA3+ nForce3 250Gb Motherboard Review

Epox 8KDA3+ nForce3 250Gb Motherboard Review  - PCSTATS
Abstract: When it comes to enthusiasts, the Epox name is well known. In fact I know of many overclockers that wait to check out Epox's take on new chipsets before buying a new motherboard...
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External Mfg. Website: Epox Jun 04 2004   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: PCMark2002, 3DMark2001, AquaMark3

PCMark 2002 Source: FutureMark

PCMark can be used on desktop PC's, Laptops and even Workstations and tests everyday computing from home to office usage. PCMark specifically stresses the CPU, memory subsystem, graphics subsystem, hard drives, WindowsXP GUI (if WinXP is used), video performance and even laptop batteries.

PCMark 2002 Benchmark Results
Processor PCMarks Ranking
Asus K8V Deluxe 6516

Gigabyte K8NNXP

6596
Gigabyte K8NSNXP 6536

MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R

6566

Epox 8KDA3+

6559

Epox 8KDA3+ (290/386)

7556

Memory

PCMarks

Ranking

Asus K8V Deluxe 8736

Gigabyte K8NNXP

8896
Gigabyte K8NSNXP 8912

MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R

8969

Epox 8KDA3+

8867

Epox 8KDA3+ (290/386)

9102

In PCMark2002 we see that CPU performance is very good, but memory is a bit tame. Not surprising considering we're using the 3:2 memory divider.

3DMark2001 Source: FutureMark

By combining DirectX8 support with completely new graphics, it continues to provide good overall system benchmarks. 3DMark2001 SE has been created in cooperation with the major 3D accelerator and processor manufacturers to provide a reliable set of diagnostic tools. The suite demonstrates 3D gaming performance by using real-world gaming technology to test a system's true performance abilities. Tests include: DirectX8 Vertex Shaders, Pixel Shaders and Point Sprites, DOT3 and Environment Mapped Bump Mapping, support for Full Scene Anti-aliasing and Texture Compression and two game tests using Ipion real-time physics. Higher 3DMark scores denote better performance.

3DMark2001 Benchmark Results
Motherboard 3DMarks Ranking
Asus K8V Deluxe 20178

Gigabyte K8NNXP

20061
Gigabyte K8NSNXP 20264

MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R

20464

Epox 8KDA3+

20412

Epox 8KDA3+ (290/386)

22364

Stock performance of the 8KDA3+ is very good, when overclocked we're able to break the 22k barrier without the Radeon 9800XT at stock speeds!

AquaMark3 Source: Massive Development

AquaMark3 is a powerful tool to determine reliable information about the gaming performance of a computer system. Because the benchmark extensively utilizes DirectX9, DirectX8 and DirectX7 functionality, it represents the requirements of typical gaming applications in 2003 and 2004.

AquaMark3 Benchmark Results (Processor)
Motherboard Points Ranking
Asus K8V Deluxe 8943

Gigabyte K8NNXP

9265
Gigabyte K8NSNXP 9312

MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R

9384

Epox 8KDA3+

9294

Epox 8KDA3+ (290/386)

10016

AquaMark3 Benchmark Results (Overall)
Motherboard Points Ranking
Asus K8V Deluxe 45606

Gigabyte K8NNXP

45346
Gigabyte K8NSNXP 46156

MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R

46207

Epox 8KDA3+

45793

Epox 8KDA3+ (290/386)

51225

AquaMark3 performance is very good, and here we see the Epox 8KDA3+ easily beating the non NF3-250 Athlon64 motherboards.

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Contents of Article: Epox 8KDA3+
 Pg 1.  Epox 8KDA3+ nForce3 250Gb Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  The nForce3-250Gb chipset
 Pg 3.  AGP locks and Overclocking
 Pg 4.  The BIOS
 Pg 5.  System Spec's and Benchmarks
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2002, Winbench 99
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2004, Super Pi
 Pg 8.  — Benchmarks: PCMark2002, 3DMark2001, AquaMark3
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4, X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 10.  Conclusions on the 8KDA3+

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