Test and Conclusion
This content was originally featured on Amdmb.com and has been converted to PC Perspective’s website. Some color changes and flaws may appear.We ran a few tests on this motherboard, to compare it with the latest in the AMD 750 series of boards. Here’s the system setup:
|CPU||AMD Athlon 750|
|Memory||1 x 128 Mushkin PC133 HSDRAM|
|Hard Drive||Western Digital 20.4 GB 7200 ATA66|
|Video Card||Asus GeForce v6800 DDR|
|Video Drivers||NVIDIA Detonator Drivers v5.08|
|Operating System||Windows 98 SE|
|Content Creation Winstone 2000|
|AMD Athlon 750 on Epox EP-7KXA||30.1|
|AMD Athlon 750 on Asus K7M||28.2|
|AMD Athlon 750 on Asus K7M (Super Bypass Enabled)||28.4|
The final decision on the Epox EP-7KXA is a sort of toss-up. Being the first major brand of KX133 chipset available, with the Asus K7V a few weeks off on being widely available, it will become popular. Epox as a company has always had quality products and reliable motherboards, and consumers will not be disappointed.
Is there another option? If you can wait for the Asus K7V, that may be a better choice. Since the K7M was known for its high degree of reliability and overclocking ability, there are some high expectations for the K7V. And, if you can wait even longer, the DDR Athlon chipsets should be 3 to 4 months on the horizon. The choice is left up to you, and your money supply.