EPoX 8NPA+ SLI Motherboard Review :: Introduction

12-19-2005 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

One thing about computers recently is that the reintroduction of SLI by NVIDIA has revitalized the market. Millions of consumers have purchased motherboards with SLI capability. The idea of using two video cards together in a single system is great. Plus the fact that the motherboards in question are among the most fully featured in their price class, with the best performance even in single card mode made the purchase of an SLI motherboard by the enthusiast a no-brainer.

NVIDIA introduced the nForce4 chipset last year. Late last year they introduced three new board chipsets, the nForce4, the nForce4 SLI and the nForce4 Ultra. One thing that most motherboard manufacturers haven't done is introduce a SLI chipset for the older Sempron and Athlon 64 CPUs, i.e. Socket 754 CPUs, until now.

EPoX Corporation has been around making motherboards, video cards, and other computer components for over 10 years. Founded in 1995, EPoX has made some of my favorite motherboards over the years. They tend to make boards based upon every chipset from companies like NVIDIA. Today they are introducing a motherboard based upon the SLI chipset with a Socket 754 chipset allowing people with an older Socket 754 CPU to utilize two video cards at the same time.