VIA KT333 Put To The Test: 18 Motherboards Compared

Enmic 8TTX2+: Fast And Stable

The Enmic 8TTX2+.

Packaging of the Enmic 8TTX2+.

The Enmic comes with an IDE cable, a user guide and a USB bracket. Basically, the board layout is identical to that of the Epox, so there's no need to go through the details again. There is one difference from the Epox board, however: for the entirety of the test, it did not crash at all, even though Enmic uses the very same passive heatsink for the Northbridge. Positive features for the end user are the six PCI slots and the exclusion of OEM interfaces such as the ACR or CNR slots. In terms of performance, the Enmic board is far ahead, ranking about the same as the fast Epox. The bottom line is this is a stable and reasonably-priced board, which is available in two variations at the retail stores. The version with the RAID controller costs approximately $150, while the smaller variant has a price tag of about $135.

Port 80 and the RAID controller with the Enmic 8TTX2+.

Items included with the Enmic 8TTX2+.