EPoX AF570+ Ultra nForce 570 Motherboard Review :: Epox AF570+ Ultra Key Features

12-29-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun
Epox EP-AF570+ Ultra Spec Sheet
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Part NumberEP-AF570+ Ultra
ManufacturerEpox
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DownloadsBIOS
Drivers
Manuals
ChipsetNvidia nForce 570
North BridgeNvidia nForce 570
SocketSocket AM2 (940)
Processor TypesAthlon 64X2, Athlon 64FX, Athlon 64, Sempron
Number of CPUs1
Front Side Bus2000/1600 MT/s
Memory TypeDDR2
Memory ChannelsDual
Maximum Memory16GB
External GraphicsPCI Express x16
IGP None
South BridgeNvidia nForce 570 MCP
Audio8-channel
IDE133/100/66/33
SCSINone
SATA3.0 GB/s
RAID0, 1, 0+1, 5
LAN10/100/1000 x2
FirewireNone
USBUSB 2.0
Expansion Slots
BIOSAWARD
Form FactorATX
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  • nForce 5series MCP
  • Socket AM2
  • PowerBIOS
  • EZ Boot
  • Magic Health
  • Magic Flash
  • EZ-Button
  • CoolnQuiet
  • Post L:ED
  • Thermo Stick
  • LEDION

The nForce 570 Ultra MCP is NVIDIA's mainstream Southbridge and is a one chip solution. EPoX put a long heatsink on the MCP with a small fan covering it to cool it. The nForce 570 supports up to 6 SATA devices natively. The board contains six Serial ATA ports under the MCP chip. RAID 0, 1, 5 and 0+1 modes are supported by NVIDIA's MediaShield application. MediaShield controls the hard disk partitions in whatever array is desired.


EPoX AF570+ Ultra nForce 570 Motherboard Review MediaShield

MediaShield

EPoX AF570+ Ultra nForce 570 Motherboard Review 6 SATA ports

6 SATA ports

EPoX AF570+ Ultra nForce 570 Motherboard Review nForce 570 Ultra MCP

nForce 570 Ultra MCP


EPoX is known for their extra features. The key features include Magic Health, the system health monitoring application. The boot up screen shows the temperatures, fan speeds and voltages at boot of the CPU, memory and video cards. This gives you a cue as to where potential problems might arise on the board.

Magic Flash is the BIOS update utility. With the AF570+ you can recover the BIOS from either the Driver CD or a backup copy on a floppy disk. Ghost BIOS is EPoX's codename for their corrupted BIOS recovery utility. Magic Screen allows you to change the boot up screen with a personalized screen.


EPoX AF570+ Ultra nForce 570 Motherboard Review LED

LED


LEDION are three sets of LED lights that indicate whether the CPU, the video card and the Memory are operating properly. If they are within normal parameters the light is bright blue. If not, then the likely issue is there. There is a LED readout on the back of the board that indicates the current CPU temperature in Celsius. Below that LED are the EZ buttons for the Power On and Reset functions.