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Epox EP-9NPA+ Ultra Socket 939 Motherboard Review

Epox EP-9NPA+ Ultra Socket 939 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The EP-9NPA+ Ultra offers users a very flexible nForce 4/PCI Express platform, and has some useful integrated peripherals.
 74% Rating:   
Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Epox Mar 10 2005   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Motherboards > Epox EP-9NPA+ Ultra

Benchmarks: SYSmark 2004

PCStats Test System Specs:
Processor:

AMD Athlon64 4000+

Clock Speed:

12 x 200 MHz = 2.4 GHz

Motherboards:

ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (ALi M1689)*
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro)*
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra)*
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890)**
Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 (K8T890)**
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI)**
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI)**
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra)**

Videocard:

Asus X800XT/VTD*
MSI RX800XT-VTD256**

Memory:

2x 512MB Mushkin PC3200 Special Ed.

Hard Drive: 40GB Western Digital Special Ed
74GB Western Digital Raptor SATA
CDROM: AOpen Combo 52x
PowerSupply: Seasonic Super Tornado 400W
Software Setup

WindowsXP Build 2600
VIA 4in1 4.55V
Forceware 6.10
Catalyst 4.12

Workstation Benchmarks

SYSMark 2004
Business Winstone 2004
Content Creation 2004
Super Pi
SiSoft Sandra 2004
PCMark04
3DMark2001SE
3DMark05
AquaMark3
Comanche 4
X2: The Threat
UT2003
UT2004
Doom 3

We just got a couple of 74GB WD740 Raptor hard drives in which replace our trusty 40GB WD IDE HDDs as our test drives. Please keep that in consideration when viewing the office and disk benchmarks.

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 to extensive validation across multiple platforms, users can be sure of a consistent and reliable performance comparison.

SYSmark 2004
Internet Overall: Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 202
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 228
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 224
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 218
Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 (K8T890 200/400) 212
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 220
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 230
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 220
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 230
Epox EP-9NPA+ (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 231
3D Creation: Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 202
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 219
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 211
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 212
Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 (K8T890 200/400) 205
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 214
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 208
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 210
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 215
Epox EP-9NPA+ (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 206
2D Creation: Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 246
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 273
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 269
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 264
Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 (K8T890 200/400) 265
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 265
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 287
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 268
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 276
Epox EP-9NPA+ (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 289
Web Publication Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 167
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 198
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 197
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 187
Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 (K8T890 200/400) 195
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 188
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 204
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 188
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 205
Epox EP-9NPA+ (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 207
Office Overall: Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 201
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 211
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 204
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 207
Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 (K8T890 200/400) 204
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 181
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 212
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 182
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 208
Epox EP-9NPA+ (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 219
Communication: Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 210
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 218
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 208
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 212
Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 (K8T890 200/400) 206
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 155
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 239
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 149
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 217
Epox EP-9NPA+ (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 247
Document Creation: Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 217
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 223
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 216
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 223
Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 (K8T890 200/400) 219
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 208
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 222
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 206
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 221
Epox EP-9NPA+ (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 225
Data Analysis: Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 177
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 193
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 183
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 188
Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 (K8T890 200/400) 188
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 184
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 180
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 196
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 189
Epox EP-9NPA+ (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 189

The WD740 Raptor HDD boosts the SYSmark2004 benchmark quite very nicely, and all the Athlon64 motherboards perform at approximately the same speed which is good.

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Contents of Article: Epox EP-9NPA+ Ultra
 Pg 1.  Epox EP-9NPA+ Ultra Socket 939 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Just the Basic Features
 Pg 3.  Overclocking and the Epox BIOS
 Pg 4.  Epox EP-9NPA+ Ultra BIOS
 Pg 5.  — Benchmarks: SYSmark 2004
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, Winbench 99
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2004, Super Pi
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: PCMark04, 3DMark2001
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: 3DMark05, AquaMark3
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4, X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 11.  Benchmarks: UT2004, Doom 3
 Pg 12.  A good board on a budget

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