Overclockers' Workbench brengt ons een review van de Epox 7KXA, een van de eerste KX133 moederborden die op de markt verschenen is. Qua overclocking wist de 7KXA een bussnelheid van 115MHz te trekken, helemaal niet slecht dus vergeleken met veel eerdere AMD Irongate plankjes. Hieronder wat meer info:
As you probably know by now, EPoX 7KXA is probably one of the first boards made available based on the VIA KX133 chipset, an alternative to the AMD chipset used on most boards like Gigabyte 7IXE. So, what are the differences between this two chipsets ? VIA KX133 chipset and AMD chipset ?
Well, Designed with VIA's KX133 chipset, the EP-7KXA is a high quality motherboard built by EPoX in the industry standard ATX format. In addition to the AGP interface for high performance graphics, this board offers five industry standard PCI, one ISA, one 4x compatible AGP expansion buses as well as many other advanced system and BIOS features.
For full feature system designs, the Apollo Pro Plus is paired with the VIA VT82C686 super south bridge. Highly advanced, the EP-7KXA combines integrated AC-97 audio support for SoundBlaster Pro and FM synthesis legacy audio, super I/O, and hardware monitoring capabilities.
Two bus mastering ATA 33/66 EIDE ports are provided plus a floppy disk port supporting two drives of any industry standard capacity including 2.88MB as well as 1.44MB and lower capacity types. In addition an IrDa infrared port allows the connection of remote devices. Plus this mainboard is already equipped with the new Intel standardized Audio-Modem-Riser Slot (AMR) providing connectors for Audio and Modem at the system's I/O backplane.