Epox EP-7KXA Motherboard Review
The First KX133
This content was originally featured on Amdmb.com and has been converted to PC Perspective's website. Some color changes and flaws may appear.Epox was the first major motherboard manufacturer to adopt and
produce a board based on the second generation of Athlon chipsets,
the VIA KX133. Being a long supporter of most of VIA chipsets, especially
during the time of the now-dead socket 7 genre, Epox has a reputation
for building high quality products that are readily available to
the consumer market. This new board has been no exception.
Unlike Asus with their K7M motherboard, Epox has a less tight relationship
with the mogul, Intel, so their promotion of the EP-7KXA is more public.
There will be no whiteboxes sent out to consumers, and the Epox web site
is currently actively showing the EP-7KXA on the front page.
Let's start out the review by looking at the motherboard specifications.
VIA 371 North Bridge
VIA 686A South Bridge
Bus Speed Options
83; 88; 90; 95; 100; 110; 115MHz
1.50v - 1.80v; in 0.05v increments
3 DIMMs (PC100, PC133, VC100, VC133 supported)
5/1/1/1 Configuration (PCI/ISA/AMR/AGP)
4x AGP Core
4 USB Ports
As always, for any Athlon system running at PC133 speed, Athlonmb.com recommends:
Mushkin PC133 222 SDRAM - Mushkin.com.