It has been confirmed that the EPoX 8RDA+ has neither a PCI Lock nor a 1/6 PCI divider. Which means, as it stands now, it can't support future 400MHz DDR FSB barton processors. Therefore, in terms of upgradability, it is not recommendable IMO. Glad you brought it up though.
Are there any other boards, other than A7N8X, that are ready for the Barton processors?
Chaintech 7NJS (aka Zenith) and Abit NF7-S are also ready for 400MHz DDR FSB Barton processors. But, the Asus A7N8X Deluxe is superior to both of these motherboards in all respects. Note: Chaintech 7NJS has SINGLE-CHANNEL IDE RAID (poor RAID 0 performanc) and NO NIVIDA SOUND! The Asus A7n8X deluxe is simply better than the Abit NFS-7.
How is it better? You have to define better, it may depend on your needs. Everyone on the Nforce2 boards rave about the Abit and all I hear on here is all these A7N8X glitches. I'm not trying to be argumentative, I just really would like to know the differences.
LMAO, what glitches are you talking about. I'm a Asus A7N8X deluxe user. And have no problems what so ever since i've had this board.
Why don't you show me a link.
Why is it better.
1. Faster than all Via athlon boards on the market.
2. Runs on Nvidia drivers.
3. Soundstrom (A7N8X deluxe version only)
4. 800 MB Hypertransport bus
5. PCI/AGP lock
6. From my experience more stable than Via motherboards.
7. Better compatibility. example Radeon 9700 performance on KT400 boards.
8. Better memory performance.
9. Better IDE drivers.
10. Dual Lan (A7N8X deluxe version only)
Those are all I can think of off the top of my head.
Any other Nforce 2 users please feel free to add.
I was just referring to some posts on here and check out nforcershq.com. Well, I use Win2k so I guess it is a problem. I know nForce2 is superior to VIA, I was referring to the different nForce2 boards. I don't know which board is best, I'm just trying to find out is all.