Unfortunately, the Apollo Pro A motherboard market is still an infant one. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. With the BP6, you could simply drop in two Socket processors and you were ready to go. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. We rounded up twelve motherboards based on the VIA Apollo Pro and the A back in February and basically concluded that the majority of motherboard manufacturers had a lot of work to do on their solutions before they would be fit for public consumption.
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This isn’t the case as EPoX uses the saved space to help clear up some of pro13a clutter normally associated with boards that are this crowded.
VIA’s Apollo Pro A chipset has been around for 9 months now and in that time, it has become much more of a contender than we originally expected it to be. Log in Don’t have an account? With the price of Intel processors constantly dropping, and operating systems such as Windows and Linux supporting multiple processors, dual processing is becoming more and more common.
As always, getting the right motherboard is quite possibly the toughest, and quite possibly most important, part of your decision making process when you still building your system.
Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. While EPoX isn’t at the very top of the list in terms of quality they have always been better than average, which for those users not running high end workstations or servers is generally enough to get them through their tasks.
FIC has also implemented an optional 6-pin ATX power connector that offers power supply fan speed monitoring and xpollo for power supplies that offer such capabilities.
We rounded up twelve motherboards based on the VIA Apollo Aoollo and the A back in February and basically concluded that the majority of motherboard manufacturers had a lot of work to do on their solutions before they would be fit for public consumption.
While this may not seem like the most useful feature, it is unique nonetheless. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. In spite of the recent influx of poorly manufactured A based motherboards, EPoX seems to have risen to the challenge quite nicely with their 3VCA.
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Log in Don’t have an account? This two way compatibility may not seem like much, but the 3VCA pro1333a one of the first motherboards to officially support prl133a CPUs in a Socket interface in the aapollo shipping revision of the motherboard.
Therefore in the coming weeks, we will try to review some of the most common dual Socket motherboards available today and find out which one is the best. For various sized companies, where intensive processing is needed, dual processor systems fit the bill perfectly. Creative Labs CT sound is optionally integrated on the motherboard and provides a basic PCI audio solution for those that apolllo need some of the more advanced features available with dedicated PCI sound cards.
With the exception of a handful of manufacturers such as Gigabyte and ECS, most of the boards we tested just 5 months ago varied in performance so greatly that it reminded us of the way the motherboard industry was during the Socket-7 days of the FX and HX chipsets.
Making use of a physically smaller in length Socket connector, you would expect the 3VCA to be a noticeably smaller motherboard when compared to the Slot-1 A solutions we’ve looked pro133aa in the past.
Considering that its predecessor, the Apollo Pro Plus, went unnoticed by our community due to its inability to compete with the BX chipset, our expectations for the A were naturally very low. Ever since the advent of the LX chipset you really didn’t have to worry about whether or not the board apolllo were picking up would perform like a speed demon or a piece of junk, but our last Apollo Pro A roundup proved that statement wrong.
Nevertheless, it took quite a while before the Apollo Pro A was actually available on a dual processor board. Prl133a carefully laid out the board to allow full length cards to sit in any of those expansion slots. While we have seen A based motherboards that feature a Slot-1 connector combined with a Socket connector ala Tyan Trinity as well as those with simply a Slot-1 connector, the 3VCA is the first we have seen with solely a Socket pro133aa.
Fortunately, we did not notice any heat related issues in our evaluation sample. Log in Don’t have an account? It’s no surprise that FIC likes to use VIA chipsets as the two companies have worked extremely close to each other in the past.
Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Even for home users, a dual processor systemis now affordable enough for those needing or wanting more processing power. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.
FIC KA-11 VIA Apollo Pro 133A Slot-1 ATX
The modifications were not particularly easy to perform, keeping this market somewhat limited, but ABIT took a big step towards broadening that market by releasing the BP6a dual Scoket motherboard using the iBX chipset. Log in Don’t have an account?
Keep in mind that this motherboard has been in the market for quite some time, yet it still manages to be a good pick. Unfortunately, the Apollo Pro A motherboard market is still an infant one. In the past, we’ve typically found FIC boards to be average, no frills boards, that get the job done.