It’s quite obvious that Athlon XP could do with a front side bus hike to let it use more memory bandwidth. Sure it leaves some free for the rest of the system to utilise, but by and large the headroom doesn’t make much difference. We’ll have to wait and see with the processors themselves but reliance on a MHz front side bus isn’t helping the platform as a jump to MHz would. Performance results So we’ll be seeing results from 2 points with our graphs: What was the best tech product of ? Logik Ars Praefectus Tribus: A small but measurable increase in performance from the free memory bandwidth that we gain.
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Everything from the AGP slot downwards is where it should be.
Review: EPoX 8K3A – Mainboard –
We’ve had the board for a little while but we’ve never been able to make the board work in asynchronous mode and detect any performance increase. As you can see, running the memory bus at MHz and giving us the extra bandwidth shows us a slight but measureable performance increase.
That leads us nicely onto a general observation about the platform. Not by much, but measurable.
The Item is built to order. I’m not a fan of rotated sockets since I used to run water cooling and rotating the socket when moving motherboard meant rotating and repositioning the water block. Of course, that’s going from a Slot 1 to a Socket A, but wpox.
These are going to show the same numbers that any well sorted Socket A board will show for the same processor, in our case the XP MHz. Fri Jun 07, 6: The board overclocks like a champion, that’s all there is to it.
The KT Northbridge seems to run exceptionally cool. I Just like eox hear some positive words about my purchases for extra reassurance. Stock level indicator Close. Onto the memory benchmark figures from Sandra.
At identical clocks, KT and hence the test board will be faster than KT Firstly we’ll look at overall system performance in both memory modes and then finally a quick look at some overclocking. Nothing to look at there. In the following graph, all that is changed is the memory clock via a reboot.
A notch below the physical limits of the rest of the system and things were outstandingly stable, something EPoX have worked hard on.
The effect isn’t pronounced you need a combination of extra bandwidth and an overclocked host bus to take proper advantage of it but the increase does have an effect.
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We’ll have to wait and see with the processors themselves but reliance on a MHz front side bus isn’t helping the platform as a jump to MHz would. As it stands, the board supports good peripheral expansion with 6 bit PCI slots for all the add on cards you might add to your system.
Thumbs up to EPoX for that connector placement. The KT’s main advantage over KTA besides the little memory controller tweaks is the ability to run the memory clocks asynchronous to the front side bus, in this case with a Multipliers can be lowered and given a proper process shrink, the CPU has some headroom left in it for a while before Hammer hits.
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The reason lies in the fact that the Athlon XP can’t make much direct use of the extra bandwidth. Here’s a cropped screen grab from Sandra showing the effect that a MHz memory and host clock has. As you change the options, the stock status will automatically update depending on your selection.
It’s quite obvious that Athlon XP could do with a front side bus hike to let it use more memory bandwidth.
Decent price, kept me updated with progress, well packed and they chucked in some sweeties! But overall, I was satisfied with it.
AC’97 audio via epod southbridge is also supported however I’m a fan of proper hardware solutions since I’ve found VIA southbridge provided solutions tend to degrade under high system load whereas a dedicated solution tends not to. Performance results So we’ll be seeing results from 2 points with our graphs: Sep 19, Posts: You can Pay with: Ask a question Compare.