Epox EP-8HDA3+, Continued
Gigabit Ethernet is now the standard: the controller for the 8HDA3+ comes from 3COM.
The Northbridge and CPU are very close together. Probably this is an attempt by Epox to minimize the signal delays between the pair.
The debug port can save time if the system isn't doing what it's supposed to. To the left are the color coded connecting pins.