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Three EPoX boards with i845D chipset

Three EPoX boards with i845D chipset

Intel's own DDR RAM chipset for the Pentium 4 platform actually seems to be very popular with manufacturers. EPoX has now announced three new boards with the optimized version of the i845, the i845D.

In addition to two commercially available ones ATX boards, EPoX will also bring a board in micro-ATX design onto the market. This EP-4BDM + baptized motherboard should contain two DDR RAM slots, three PCI slots, a CNR, an AGP 4x port and an integrated LAN controller with a size of 245x245mm, which should make the hardware particularly interesting for system builders and integrators. The ATX mainboards both have the same basic equipment, which consists of six PCI slots, one CNR and one AGP4x slot. Furthermore, two DDR RAM slots can be equipped with up to 2 gigabytes of memory (the maximum configuration of the i845D). While the EP-4BDA will not have any other extras, an ATA133 raid controller, the HPT 372, and a POST diagnostic display were soldered onto the EP-4BDA2 +. Both boards are to be delivered in the 52nd calendar week. The EP-4BDM + will only appear on the market in early 2002.