Epox 8KHA KT266 Motherboard Review

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Epox has sure gotten a lot of press lately. And why not? With the recent success of their 8K7A motherboard based on the AMD 760 chipset and before that the release of the 8KTA3+ motherboard based on the KT133A chipset, Epox has had a very strong showing in the mainboard market. In fact, the before mentioned motherboards are two of the few boards to receive our Editor’s Choice award here at

This time around, Epox has sent us another DDR motherboard, but based on the VIA KT266 chipset. This is actually the first review of a board using this chipset simply because of the problems the platform had at the beginning of its life. A few steppings and a lot of bios optimizations later, the KT266 chipset has become very stable and competitive in the DDR market. The first in a string of DDR motherboards that we will be reviewing in the next few weeks, Epox can show us how well the KT266 chipset performs against the best of the AMD 760 and KT133A motherboards.

Motherboard Specifications
CPU Socket Socket A (200/266 MHz Support)
Chipset KT266
Form Factor ATX
Multiplier Options 5.0 – 12.5x
Bus Speed Options 100-166 MHz
Voltages 1.35v – 1.85v in +0.025v increments
Memory Support 3 x 184-pin DDR DRAM PC1600/PC2100 Support
Expansion Slots 6/0/1/0 (PCI/ISA/AGP/AMR)
AGP Support 4x AGP
USB Support 2x Standard USB ports
Integrated Components AC’97 Audio
Bios Award BIOS
Onboard IDE 2 x ATA100 EIDE
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