The Nforce2 is faster, more featured, and generally costs the same as the Kt400 boards. The Epox motherboard has good features, and great overclocking for a bargain price. Nforce2 performs best on DC Ddr333
Instead of Rdram, why not just merge 4 Sdram channels...
read anandtech's opinion of the ep-8rda+ in its recent six-way review and then buy it.oc options are great on it amongst other things.not only is it an nforce 2 board, it is a very good nforce 2 board.
no matter how hard you try, you can't polish a turd. :]
On the Nforce2 you said that DDR333 is better? I believe in the benchmarks from this own web site you'll notice that yes DDR333 wins a lot however when it does so only by 1/2-1% while when DDR400 wins its by a much larger margin. As time goes on I believe DDR400 will become more and more well useful. The reason for it's lacking to dominate now is simple mobo driver support/bios. I think if you get DDR400 and just keep BIOS and drivers updated you'll be better in the long run. Or u could save a few bucks now get DDR333 and then once DDR-II comes out you could get DDR400 cuz the price will really drop.
I don't agree with you there. The reason for better peformance on with DDR333, is when used with a 333FSB athlon there is less latency. Performance is always better with a synchronous FSB and Memory Speed! In those benchmarks when the DDR400 came within 1%-2% the applications were more bandwidth dependant. But in general a synchronous bus will always be faster.
DDR400 will truly begin to shine if AMD releases a 400FSB Barton. And if you buying DDR400 now you can always drop it to to 333 speeds to keep latency down. So in the long run it is a better buy. But for Performance reasons with current Athlons DDR333 is better!