Got Apex? heeft een review gemaakt van de Asus CUBX, een prima presterend plankje gebaseerd op de... BX chipset . Naast de BX chipset heeft het plankje een relaxte layout: 6xPCI, 1xISA, 0xAMR, 4xDIMM, FC-PGA socket en een ATA66 controller. De reviewer is erg te spreken over het plankje en geeft het dan ook een 10 ondanks het feit dat een fsb van 133 MHz niet risico vrij is en AGP 4x niet bestaat:
The times, the times ,the times they are a-changing. Change comes with progression, right? Well at least that is the way it is suppose to be in an ideal world. Unfortunately, we do not live in a world that adheres to romantic cliché's. This past year has proven that not all change is good, at least within the computing industry - Just ask Intel about that one. Intel tried to say goodbye to the 440BX and usher in a new toast of the town with its i820 and RAMBUS. RAMBUS and the i820 promptly fell flat on their faces followed by a pitiful attempt to accommodate SDRAM users by using a MTH (Memory Translator Hub). In case you haven't been keeping up on the latest tech news, Intel has since acknowledged that their i820 chipset is flawed. More specifically, the MTH hub is crap. This news surprised few that had actual experience with the board. The i820, when combined with SDRAM, performed atrociously. No doubt if you were to inquire about sales of i820 chipset-based motherboards from OEMs, you would be greeted by chilling glares from the executives.
[...] The CUBX proves that the 440BX is not dead. In fact, the 440BX chipset is still the top chipset performance-wise. Asus took this hall of fame chipset and built in some nice features, polished her up a bit, and delivers a jewel of a motherboard. The Asus CUBX is the first motherboard to pass through the GotApex? labs to receive a 10/10 rating and is a Got|Apex? Approved Product. So if you are looking for the all-around best home for your new Coppermine chip, look no further than the Asus CUBX.