Socket 7 Board Review July 1998

EPoX EP-51 MVP3E

ATX motherboard, VIA Apollo MVP3 chipset, 1 MB L2 cache, 3x ISA, 4x PCI, AGP slot, 2x SIMM , 3x DIMM. Voltages: 3.2, 2.9, 2.8, 2.2, 2.1V.

As with the IWill board the clock setting are made by jumpers arranged excellent in a line. The board fulfilled my expectations very well. Everything worked without errors or hang ups (particularly the Siemens memory...). The non PC-100 memory did not run at 100 MHz with the fastest memory timings as with many other boards as well, but you may also run them asynchronously at 66 MHz.

Winstone performance is not the best, but considering the easy setup procedure (via excellent labeled jumpers) and the exemplary stability I don't know why I shouldn't recommend this board.

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