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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: 3DMark05, AquaMark3

3DMark05 Source: FutureMark

3DMark05 is the latest version of the highly favoured 3DMark graphics benchmarking series. It is the first benchmark to require DirectX®9.0 compliant hardware with support for Pixel Shader 2.0 or higher.

3DMark05
Overall: Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 4482
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 4959
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 4678
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 5517
Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 (K8T890 200/400) 5526
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 5579
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 5575
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 5583
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 5146
Epox EP-9NPA+ (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 5580
CPU: Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 4824
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 4920
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 4654
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 5096
Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 (K8T890 200/400) 5113
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 4614
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 4748
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 5321
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 5110
Epox EP-9NPA+ (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 5014

The overall score in 3DMark05 is very high indeed, second only to the MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI! Pretty good for a mainstream motherboard wouldn't you say?

AquaMark3 Source: Massive Development

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

AquaMark3
1024x768 Processor Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 10785
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 11669
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 11261
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 11264
Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 (K8T890 200/400) 11487
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 11352
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 11146
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 11641
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 11698
Epox EP-9NPA+ (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 10943
1024x768 Overall Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 65964
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 72641
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 67482
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 76179
Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 (K8T890 200/400) 78416
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 74136
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 73879
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 79748
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 71365
Epox EP-9NPA+ (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 72163

For some reason the Epox EP-9NPA+ Ultra performs a little poorer than the rest in AquaMark3. I'm not sure what the problem is, we reran the the test a few times and got the same results.

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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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