It was slightly difficult to follow at times. If the topics of the posts in a tech sites forum was an indication of how trust worthy a sites reviews are you couldn’t trust the reviews of any P4 motherboards or processors at any site on the web. However the location of the “Power Fan” header’s location doesn’t do much for users looking to add after market videocard cooling. Where Epox are to be wholeheartedly congratulated is in their thought and implementation of overclocking options. With a full set of IDE cables in the sockets you may have some problems using the 1st to 3rd PCI slot with long cards.

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This should show just how well the motherboard is able to utilise greater bandwidth. The software bundle is solid, too.

The usual gamut of options are present along with a rather handy IRQ re-routing option, one that comes in useful if too many devices are set to share the same IRQ. Layout As is our customary tradition, we start at the top and work our way down. Various LED’s switch on in a specific order.

SiS Kicks Off: 10 Motherboards With The 645 Chipset and DDR333

Features The SiS equipped motherboards are primarily being targeted at the budget-conscious user. Also included is the useful PC-Cillin anti-virus software.


The Epox shows a reasonable increase in performance when simply switching DDR modes, and continues to lag slightly behind the MSI for sheer performance. For component cooling the only really useable fan header is for the CPU heatsink. Epox have also branched out into the Pentium 4 motherboard arena by offering ‘boards based on all of Intel’s platforms, again the emphasis has been on performance. We’ve deliberately used a 1.

Benchmarks were run 3 times consecutively, an average score motherboatd taken. Ships with the following: Here’s a quick SiSoft Sandra shot detailing our overclocking exploits.

GA-8SR (rev. 2.x) | Motherboard – GIGABYTE Global

Once an AGP card is inserted, you cannot remove system memory without first having to remove the video card. However, if you don’t need high-quality and fast 3D this solution is rational. The 4SDA has amongst the broadest range of options ever seen.

With a 4x AGP slot featuring backwards support for 3. Here is the first slight surprise. We certainly would have appreciated some voltage adjustment in this instance. Let’s divide the scores by and call them frames per second in a real game. The benchmark is split into three constituent parts which focus on the CPU, memory and hard drive s respectively.


The main ATX connector is in easy reach, too. Let’s now turn out attention to gaming, and see if the Epox can still put up a commendable performance. Layout As is our customary tradition here at Hexus, we’ll start at the top and work our way down. I found it concise, easy to follow and eminently readable.

Not the most feature-rich motherboard we’ve ever seen. Features and Installation In the past we’ve alluded to the fact that the SiS chipset equipped motherboards are rather sparse on the features front. Any higher and we would mohherboard unexplained errors. We already reviewed this product and two mainboards on it and compared with the competitors. I’ve sought to draw up a simple table to illustrate the various frequencies possible.

We’ve previously established that Pifast is sensitive to both CPU speed and memory bandwidth respectively. Supports Socket for Intel Pentium 4 processors. Again, please don’t anyone bother to try and sell me on AMD processors.

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