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Epox 8KTA3 KT133A Motherboard Review

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Introduction

This content was originally featured on Amdmb.com and has been converted to PC Perspective's website. Some color changes and flaws may appear.

Throughout the recent history of the Athlon processor Epox has been a good gauge for a good, all round motherboard for the platform. While the performance of the motherboards never topped those of the big boys such as Asus and Abit, Epox had stable, reliable motherboards that non-hardcore overclockers could depend on. The 8KTA+ motherboard was the company’s first attempt at a motherboard geared towards the other side of the fence, if you will. It made vast improvements, but was still slightly behind in terms of performance and features. Not to give away the ending, but that has all changed with their latest release, the Epox 8KTA3 KT133A motherboard.


Before we move on, lets a list of the technical specifications on this motherboard:





Motherboard Specifications


CPU Socket

Socket A (133/266 DDR MHz Support)


Chipset

VIA KT133A


Form Factor

ATX


Multiplier Options

Up to 12.5x


Bus Speed Options

100-155 MHz in various intervals (lots!)


Voltages

1.125 - 1.85v in 0.25v increments


Hard Drive

IBM Deskstar 75GXP 45GB


Memory Support

4 x 168-pin SDRAM PC100/PC133 Support


Expansion Slots

6/1/0/1 (PCI/ISA/AMR/AGP)


AGP Support

4x AGP


USB Support

2 Standard USB ports


Bios

Award Bios Flash ROM


Onboard IDE

2 x ATA100 EIDE


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