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The mainboard plans from EPoX

The mainboard plans from EPoX

Our colleagues from HardTecs4U have put together the plans for EPoX's future mainboards for AMD and Intel processors. In both cases, the product range is quite diverse, as has been the case with EPoX, so that there is something for every market segment.

The following table shows the plans for EPoX 'mainboards for AMD processors:

EPoX future AMD mainboards
Model North and Southbridge features release 8K5A3/+ KT333 + VT8235 USB 2.0, AC97 6CH, LAN (opt.), RAID HPT374 (opt. ) 3rd quarter 2002 8K5A2 ​​/+ KT333 + VT8235 USB 2.0, AC97 6CH, LAN (opt.), RAID HPT372 (opt.) 3rd quarter 2002 8K5A/I KT333 + VT8235 USB 2.0, AC97 2CH, LAN (opt.) 3rd quarter 2002 8K9A3/+ KT400 + VT8235 USB 2.0, AC97 6CH, LAN (opt.), RAID HPT374 (opt.) 3rd quarter 2002 8K9A2/+ KT400 + VT8235 USB 2.0, AC97 6CH, LAN (opt.), S-ATA (opt.), RAID HPT374 (opt.) 3rd quarter 2002 8K9A/I KT400 + VT8235 USB 2.0, AC97 2CH, LAN (opt.) 3. Quarter 2002 8RGA/+ nForce2 IGP + MCP2-T USB 2.0, AC97 6CH, Dual-VGA, Firewire (opt.), Dual-LAN (opt.), Smart I/O (opt.) 3.-4. Quarter 2002 8RDA/+ nForce2 SPP + MCP2 USB 2.0, AC97 6CH, LAN (opt.), Smart I/O (opt.) 3.-4. Quarter 2002

Between the fourth quarter of 2002 and the first quarter of 2003, the first boards for AMD's hammer should also be ready. So far, however, no details about these motherboards have leaked to the public. EPoX will, however, offer boards with VIA, AMD and Nvidia chipsets, so that the customer will again be spoiled for choice.

In the following table, we now focus entirely on EPoX motherboards for Intel's Pentium4 processor:

EPoX future Pentium4 mainboards
Model North andSouthbridge features release EP-4SDA5/+ SiS648 + 963 133 FSB, DDR333, USB 2.0, Firewire (opt.), AC97 6CH, LAN (opt.), RAID HPT372 (opt.) 3rd quarter 2002 EP-4SDA6/+ SiS648DX + 963 133 FSB, DDR400, USB 2.0, Firewire (opt.), AC97 6CH, LAN (opt.), RAID HPT372 (opt.) 3.-4. Quarter 2002 EP-4PEA/+ i845PE + ICH4 DDR333, USB 2.0, AC97 6CH, LAN (opt.), S-ATA (opt.), RAID HPT372 (opt.), Firewire (opt.), Smart I/O ( opt.) 3rd-4th Quarter 2002 EP-4GEA/+ i845GE + ICH4 DDR333, USB 2.0, AC97 6CH, LAN (opt.), S-ATA (opt.), RAID HPT372 (opt.), Firewire (opt.), Smart I/O ( opt.) 3rd-4th Quarter 2002 EP-4T4A/+ i850E + ICH4 USB 2.0, AC97 6CH, LAN (opt.), RAID HPT372 (opt.), Firewire (opt.), Smart I/O (opt.) 3rd quarter 2002 EP-4GEM/+ i845GE + ICH4 USB 2.0, AC97 2CH, LAN (opt.) 4th quarter 2002 EP-4G4M2/+ i845G + ICH4 USB 2.0, AC97 2CH, LAN (opt.) 3rd quarter 2002 EP-4GLM2/+ i845GL + ICH4 USB 2.0, AC97 2CH, LAN (opt.) 3rd quarter 2002

In addition, the EP-4GBA/+ will probably come onto the market, which is based on the i70205 chipset, has dual DDR266 and is designed for Intel's server processor, the Xeon. In the first quarter of 2003, mainboards with the Springdale will also appear, which will then support Intel's Prescott Socket 478 Hyper-Threading CPU. You can find out more about Springdale here .