EPoX AF570+ Ultra nForce 570 Motherboard Review :: Conclusion

12-29-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

EPoX has done a good job with the 570 Ultra chipset. It has many of the features of last year's nForce 4 Ultra chipset. The only real glaring omissions from the board is the lack of a second PCI Express x16 slot, but the ordinary user won't need two video cards. Other than that the EPoX board features are second to none in the mainstream chipset.

One of the big pushes for 2007 will be Microsoft Vista and DirectX 10. The EPoX AF570+ board is Vista Premium Ready, meaning there will be driver support for the new Operating System when it hits retail early next year. One thing the board does well is legacy device support, as the board has PCI slots, Parallel Port, and has a Serial Port. The board is retailing for $118 on Newegg, making it a good choice if you don't have the dough to buy a SLI chipset board.

I want to take this time to wish everyone here had a very Happy Holidays from Motherboards.org and I hope you have a safe and sane New Years. It's the end of another exciting year in computers and you can be assured with the release of Microsoft Vista in January and the move to DirectX 10 graphics cards starting with the GeForce 8800 series we'll see an even better year as the requirements for the upcoming games will require a beefy CPU and graphics card.