EPoX 8K3A+ Motherboard Review

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Introduction

With overclocking becoming more and more prominent these days where everyone wants to push all of their hardware to the limits companies have started catering to everyone’s demands. EPoX is a prominent company in the overclocking business, they strive to provide the highest quality motherboards that will allow for the highest overclock possible.

Designed with VIA’s KT333 chipset, the EP-8K3A+ 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 six industry standard PCI, one 4x compatible AGP expansion buses as well as many other advanced system and BIOS features.

The EPoX 8K3A+ has a lot of features which most current KT333 motherboards have, however these are just the basic features. It comes with the standard I/O backplane, it supports Durons, Thunderbirds, and Athlon XPs, and most likely will support the upcoming Throughbreads, although I can’t say for sure. 3 DDR-SDRAM Slots for PC2700, ATA-133 IDE and UltraDMA-100+33 RAID controller.

Supports Socket A Processors
AMD Athlon & Duron.
VIA Apollo KT333 AGPset.
I/O Controller.
1 Floppy drive controller,
1 Parallel port (EPP, ECP),
2 Serial ports.
USB.
2x USB 1.1 connectors (2 more as option).
Award PnP BIOS. Flash upgradeable.
120MB ATAPI floppy drive and ZIP support!
Standard ATX form factor.
305mm x 245mm ATX.
UltraDMA-133 EIDE Controllers. (Up to 4 IDE devices).
Backwards compatible with PIO mode 3/4 & UltraDMA-33/66/100
Additional UltraDMA-100+33 RAID controller x2. (Up to 4 devices)..
3x DDR-SDRAM Slots for PC2700.
3GB max. supported.
PS/2 connectors.
1 PS/2 mouse, 1 PS/2 keyboard.
6 (32-bit) PCI, 1 AGP.
AGP supports 1x, 2x and 4x modes.
Built-in Digital Audio:
Dual full-duplex Direct Sound channels
FM synthesis for legacy compatibility
Supports game and MIDI port


The EPoX 8K3A+ is no ordinary everyday users motherboard, this thing comes with a lot to offer to people who want high voltage, lots of options, and high overclocking. The EPoX 8K3A+ does all of the voltage, multipler, memory and every other option you might need to change through the BIOS. The only 2 jumpers that are on this motherboard are for selecting the CPU host clock and to clear the CMOS.

Extended Functions

Supports Hardware Monitoring Function by W83697HF
Supports exclusive KBPO (KeyBoard Power On)
Supports CPU Vcore setting via BIOS
Supports Memory Voltage setting via BIOS
Supports CPU Clock setting via BIOS
Supports STR (Suspend To RAM) power saving Function
Supports CPU Multiplier setting via BIOS
Supports Wake-On-LAN Function
Post port onboard design with LED display
Supports Hardware Monitoring Function by W83697HF
Supports exclusive KBPO (KeyBoard Power On)
Supports CPU Vcore setting via BIOS
Supports Memory Voltage setting via BIOS
Supports CPU Clock setting via BIOS
Supports STR (Suspend To RAM) power saving Function
Supports CPU Multiplier setting via BIOS
Supports Wake-On-LAN Function
Post port onboard design with LED display