Motherboard: Epox 8K3A+ Review :: Introduction

09-17-2002 · Category: Motherboards

By Doc Overclock

It has been quite some time since we have reviewed a board from EPOX even though we helped put their name on the market. We actually got this board from our AMD contact for testing the new AMD XP 2600+ on and not from EPOX proper. Sam Kang the EPOX contact has a bit of a bad attitude and is very difficult to work with caring more for petty politics than respecting the established status quo.

Anyone who follows the site knows that I was a staunch supporter of EPOX when their company was in its youth but due to certain circumstances and the appointment of Sam Kang into the marketing position, EPOX left a bad taste in my mouth that has still not been cleansed as of yet. EPOX is not the company it once was as two of the most influential founding members Tom and Alan Chang have since moved on leaving the company in new hands.

This board has seen good reviews on almost all the review sites that have tested it so I thought I would give it a go and see if it is all that. The board I received did not come in a retail box but rather in a big silver bag in the company of a manual, CD and extra USB connector. This will be the climax of boards reviewed using the KT333 chipset from VIA as the eve of the KT400 is upon us and the next board reviews for the AMD platform will be based on that chipset. For now let us take a look at the 8K3A+ from EPOX and see how it fares against the competition. To get all the details read on.