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nForce 2 and KT400 in a duel: Asus A7N8X Deluxe against EPoX 8RDA + and EP-8K9A2 +

nForce 2 and KT400 in a duel: Asus A7N8X Deluxe against EPoX 8RDA + and EP-8K9A2 +

Foreword

nForce 2 or KT400 - this question was probably one of the most frequently asked questions in the run-up to Christmas. Unfortunately, the article didn't quite make it onto the table. But the little notes found there also want to be invested carefully.

Three mainboards have come to us to celebrate fame, To win an honor and maybe an award. In particular, these are the nForce 2 boards Asus A7N8X 'Deluxe' and EPoX 8RDA + as well as the KT400 board EPoX 8K9A2 +. More than two months ago we were able to take a look at an exclusive beta version of the A7N8X and compete against the KT333 in the ring.Paired with an Athlon XP with FSB333, we had entered previously unattained speed regions. A reproducible result? Much has been reported about the representatives from nVidia and VIA and we have repeatedly given the nForce 2 a lot of praise. Rightly or wrongly? In order to keep the scope of the review within a tolerable framework and to maintain the clarity, we have limited ourselves to benchmarks with a synchronous clock (FSB333/DDR333). This front side bus will or is in the process of replacing the old FSB266 and thus seems to guarantee the best outlook on the future security of the mainboards. And we also dared to overclock with FSB400/DDR400. Well then, ring free for the last round:

Fight!

A7N8X Deluxe
EP-8RDA+
8K9A2 +

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