Voor vandaag trakteert Anand himself ons op een review van de Epox EP-3VCA, een socket 370 plank gebaseerd op VIA's Apollo Pro 133A chipset. Hoewel dit bordje zeer stabiel bleek bleek te opereren zullen overklokkers vanwege het ontbreken van voltage tweaking er niet erg blij mee zijn. Hieronder wat meer info:
The 3VCA is definitely one of the more stable Apollo Pro 133A solutions we have seen, which is something that we have come to expect from EPoX as a manufacturer. They have always been big with VIA chipsets, especially after their strong introduction of their VIA based Super7 line not too long ago.
The 3VCA does have its shortcomings, primarily relating to overclocking or its lack of cooperation when overclocking. It is definitely a shame that a feature such as a manual voltage configuration hasn't made its way onto all of the latest motherboards, but it is a feature that will keep the 3VCA out of the hands of many. Even if you have faith in your FC-PGA CPU and believe that it will overclock to 733MHz+ without increasing the core voltage, you'll want to take into account that the higher clocked Pentium IIIs are set at a 1.65v core voltage for a reason. If you plan on overclocking, the 3VCA isn't for you.
As a general usage Apollo Pro 133A board, the 3VCA isn't bad at all. The stability of the board is about average and if the overclocking limitations aren't bothersome and you have limited access to the 133A boards you can get your hands on, then the 3VCA isn't a bad choice, it's just not the greatest.