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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.
 82% Rating:   
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External Mfg. Website: Epox Aug 25 2005   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: Comanche 4, X2: The Threat

Comanche 4 Source: Novalogic

The Comanche 4 benchmark demo is a unique test as it represents a real-world gaming experience. It contains the single player "Eagle's Talon" mission from the game as well as a detailed cinematic. This DirectX 8.1 benchmark demo will measure your system's performance in the standard frames per second format. The benchmark was run with audio disabled.

Comanche 4
640x480 FPS Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 81.5
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 79.5
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 82.97
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX) 82.62
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX SLI) 81.6
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX) 82.81
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX SLI) 80.05

Comanche 4 numbers are respectable and what we would expect from an Athlon64 system.

X2: The Threat Source: Egosoft

A completely rewritten 3D engine based on DirectX8 encompasses many visual effects such as volumetric Nebulae (gas clouds) that have a real impact in the game (you can hide in them) and many new engine, shield, weapon and explosion effects. Objects cast real dynamic 3D shadows! Dynamic DP3 bump mapping allows a previously unseen level of detail.

X2 The Threat
640x480 FPS Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 198.165
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 186.798
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 201.418
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX) 216.091
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX SLI) 245.341
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX) 201.013
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX SLI) 239.701

X2: The Threat numbers from the Epox motherboard are slightly lower than that of the DFI motherboard.

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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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