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Epox EP-9NPA+ SLI Motherboard Review

Epox EP-9NPA+ SLI Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Epox 9NPA+ SLI supports any current and future socket 939 AMD Athlon64 processor and is based on the Nvidia nForce4 SLI chipset with support for up to 4GB of PC3200 DDR memory.
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External Mfg. Website: Epox Aug 25 2005   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: PCMark04, PCMark05

PCMark04 Source: FutureMark

The latest version of the popular PCMark series, PCMark04 is an application-based benchmark and a premium tool for measuring overall PC performance. It uses portions of real applications instead of including whole applications or using specifically created code. This allows PCMark04 to maintain a smaller installation size while still giving accurate results.

PCMark04:
Overall Points Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 4780
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 4645
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 4949
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 4985
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 4974
CPU Points Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 4545
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 4350
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 4577
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 4578
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 4516
Memory Points Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 5616
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 4908
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 5614
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 5676
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 5663
HDD Points Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 6819
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 6013
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 7024
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 7063
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 7011

PCMark04 numbers are good... it is nice to see the Epox 9NPA+ SLI perform on par with the DFI LANParty motherboard which is one of the fastest NF4 motherboards on the market.

PCMark05 Source: FutureMark

PCMark05 is a premium tool for measuring both normal home use and simple 3D performance of the latest PC hardware. There are 11 system tests - each one is designed to represent a certain type of PC usage. By running these tests, PCMark05 stresses the components in a similar manner as they are stressed in normal home usage.

PCMark05:
Overall Points Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 4569
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 4465
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 4676
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 4716
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 4685
CPU Points Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 3402
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 3375
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 3416
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 3451
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 3423
Memory Points Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 4473
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 4204
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 4425
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 4562
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 4487
HDD Points Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 6710
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 5493
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 6951
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 6945
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 6974

The board benchmarks well in PCMark05. All the reference platforms do aside from the MSI RS480M2-IL which is based ATI's RS480.

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Contents of Article: Epox 9NPA+SLI
 Pg 1.  Epox EP-9NPA+ SLI Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Memory LEDs and More Features
 Pg 3.  Overclocking the 9NPA+SLI Motherboard
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: SYSmark2004
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, Winbench 99
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 7.  — Benchmarks: PCMark04, PCMark05
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, 3DMark05
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4, X2: The Threat
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: UT2003, UT2004
 Pg 11.  Benchmarks: Doom 3 and Conclusions...

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