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Epox 8RDA6+ PRO Socket A Motherboard Review

Epox 8RDA6+ PRO Socket A Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Goodies include a built in hardware firewall, and nVidia's special nVRAID software which bridges RAID on both Serial ATA and regular Parallel IDE drives at the same time!
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Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Epox Aug 10 2004   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Motherboards > Epox 8RDA6+ Pro

BIOS and System Spec's

The BIOS on the Epox 8RDA6+ Pro Looks very familiar to other nForce2 motherboards PCstats has reviewed in the past doesn't it? There is full multiplier control from 5x-24x, FSB can be tuned from 100-300 MHz in 1 MHz increments and there are the usual memory timings; CAS Latency, RAS, RAS to CAS, etc. Also found in the Advanced Chipset Features is the AGP settings. :-)

In the Power BIOS section you find the voltage controls. The maximum CPU voltage is 2.2V, DIMM 2.9V, AGP 1.8V and Chipset 2.0V.

AMD PCStats Test System Specs:
Processor:

AthlonXP 3200+

Clock Speed: 11 x 200 MHz = 2.2 GHz
10.5 x 216 MHz = 2.26 GHz
Motherboards:

DFI LANParty NF2 Ultra B
Gigabyte GA-7T600-RZ
Epox 8RDA6+ PRO

Videocard:

ATi Radeon 9800 XT

Memory:

2x 256MB Corsair TwinX3200LL

Hard Drive: 40GB Western Digital Special Ed.
CDROM: NEC 52x CD-ROM
PowerSupply: Vantec 470W Stealth PSU
Software Setup

WindowsXP Build 2600
nForce 4.24
Catalyst 4.6

Workstation Benchmarks

SYSMark 2004
Business Winstone 2002
Content Creation 2002
Winbench 99
SiSoft Sandra 2004
Super Pi
PCMark2002
3DMark2001SE
AquaMark3
Comanche 4
X2: The Threat
UT2003

SYSmark 2004 Source: Bapco

SYSmark 2004 is BAPCo's latest revision of the mainstream office productivity and Internet content creation benchmark used to characterize the performance of the business client. It is based on a foundation of extensive research into emerging usage models and computing trends and incorporates the latest benchmarking methodologies to evaluate platform technologies. SYSmark 2004 contains scientifically designed workloads that represent the range of activities that an office productivity or Internet content creation work may encounter. In addition with extensive validation across multiple platforms, users can be sure of a consistent and reliable performance comparison.

SYSmark 2004 Benchmark Results
Internet Overall Points Ranking
DFI LANParty NF2 Ultra B 174
Gigabyte GA-7VT600-RZ 167
Epox 8RDA6+ PRO 170

3D Creation

Points

Ranking

DFI LANParty NF2 Ultra B 176
Gigabyte GA-7VT600-RZ 174
Epox 8RDA6+ PRO 173

2D Creation

Points

Ranking

DFI LANParty NF2 Ultra B 188
Gigabyte GA-7VT600-RZ 176
Epox 8RDA6+ PRO 185

Web Publication

Points

Ranking

DFI LANParty NF2 Ultra B 160
Gigabyte GA-7VT600-RZ 153
Epox 8RDA6+ PRO 157

SYSmark 2004 Benchmark Results
Office Overall Points Ranking
DFI LANParty NF2 Ultra B 160
Gigabyte GA-7VT600-RZ 142
Epox 8RDA6+ PRO 158

Communication

Points

Ranking

DFI LANParty NF2 Ultra B 184
Gigabyte GA-7VT600-RZ 176
Epox 8RDA6+ PRO 187

Document Creation

Points

Ranking

DFI LANParty NF2 Ultra B 170
Gigabyte GA-7VT600-RZ 154
Epox 8RDA6+ PRO 170

Data Analysis

Points

Ranking

DFI LANParty NF2 Ultra B 131
Gigabyte GA-7VT600-RZ 106
Epox 8RDA6+ PRO 124

The Epox 8RDA6+ PRO performs on par with the DFI LANParty NF2 Ultra B in Sysmark 2004.

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Contents of Article: Epox 8RDA6+ Pro
 Pg 1.  Epox 8RDA6+ PRO Socket A Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  The 8RDA6+ Pro motherboard and CPU socket
 Pg 3.  — BIOS and System Spec's
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2002, Winbench 99
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, Super PI
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: PCMark2002, 3DMark2001
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: AquaMark3, Comanche 4
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: X2: The Threat, UT2003

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