CPU and Memory Performance
Here we look at CPU performance using SiSoft Sandra and Everest. Typically if systems are configured identically, the chipset has little effect on CPU and memory performance. But as we can see below, the performance of the EPoX EP-8NPA falls slightly behind the other systems running the same CPU and memory (the VIA K8T800 Pro and the SiS 760GX).
Not surprisingly the Socket 939 nForce 4 motherboard (the 9NPA+) nearly doubles the 8NPA in memory performance thanks to dual-channel memory.