EPoX 9NPA + SLI Motherboard Review :: Introduction

09-16-2005 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

NVIDIA has dominated the AMD Athlon chipset market over the last few years starting with the release of their nForce2 chipset back in 2002. The first nForce chipset was a successful entry into the motherboard market, but with the release of the nForce2, NVIDIA really came into its own. When AMD moved to the Athlon 64, FX and Opteron series of CPUs NVIDIA introduced the nForce3 line. Last year, NVIDIA released three new chips for the AMD platform, the nForce4, nForce4 Ultra and nForce4 SLI.

EPoX builds computer components including motherboards, video cards, and Bluetooth devices. As a reviewer I've seen many an EPoX motherboard pass my way. They manufacture boards based upon virtually every known chipset from companies like NVIDIA, Intel, and VIA. SLI motherboards have become the norm for enthusiasts wishing to purchase a computer today, so naturally, EPoX is marketing their high-end board the 9NPA+ with the SLI chipset from NVIDIA. This looks like a very promising motherboard so lets take a better look and see if it lives up to the hype.