Motherboard: Epox 8K3A+ Review :: Performance Charts

09-17-2002 · Category: Motherboards

By Doc Overclock

Stability & Compatibility

You can review our stability/compatibility testing methods here.

Test System

  • Motherboard: EPOX 8K3A+
  • AMD Athlon XP 2000+
  • Cooling: Swiftech MCX370
  • 256MB DDR333 PC2700 Crucial DDR memory
  • Hard Drive: IBM 40GB 7200RPM ATA100
  • Video: MSI Ge-Force 3 Standard 64MB DDR
  • CD: MSI CD 52X ATA33
  • Power: Enermax EG465P-VE FCA

Drivers

  • VIA 4in1
  • Direct-X 8.1
  • NVIDIA Reference driver 29.42
  • Windows XP Pro with all updates

The EPOX 8K3A+ is a very solid foundation to build your system on. Even in an overclocked state the board was able to maintain stability and passed our series of torture tests. No lock-ups BSOD or other random events plagued the stability of the 8K3A+.

Performance

Performance as expected is on par with other top boards in its genre, an attraction few enthusiasts will not be satisfied with. As a gamers board the 8K3A+ is a very compatible specimen currently, but that with the release of the 8X next-generation series of boards will become obsolete very shortly as the new KT400 chipset matures and takes over the AMD market.

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