EVGA nForce4 133-P4-NF51-AX Motherboard Review :: Conclusion

03-13-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

EVGA is not well known in the motherboard chipset business, known primarily as a kickass provider of NVIDIA based video cards. The 133-P4-NF51-AX is their fourth motherboard. In general, the board performs well, scoring near the top of the Intel platform in almost every test. Feature-wise, the board scored ok, with a 34 on our rating scale out of 40. Stability and compatibility was excellent.

The bundle of the motherboard is rather unexceptional. The inclusion of no extra brackets beyond a Game Port bracket makes the board interesting to say the least. The inclusion of 6 USB 2.0 ports on the Back Panel I/O is an excellent feature, but I wish EVGA had included a 2-port bracket to bring up the total USB ports to 8. The software bundle could have used an anti-virus software like Norton's Internet Security or Panda, as many motherboard manufacturers tend to include.

One thing I want to commend EVGA on is their Support for the motherboards and video cards they sell. A Lifetime Warranty on retail motherboards. No other motherboard manufacturer in the world offers anything similar in scope, with the average warranty on motherboards limited to 3 years or even one year. I believe support for the motherboard is important as anything else as reports of motherboards with bad components have plagued companies like ABIT.