Nevertheless, it took quite a while before the Apollo Pro A was actually available on a dual processor board. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. In the past, we’ve typically found FIC boards to be average, no frills boards, that get the job done. Fortunately, we did not notice any heat related issues in our evaluation sample. 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.
|Date Added:||27 December 2017|
|File Size:||36.4 Mb|
|Operating Systems:||Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/2003/7/8/10 MacOS 10/X|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
FIC carefully laid out the board aoollo allow full length cards to sit in any of those expansion slots. From there, the race was on, with just about everyone at least planning to release a dual processor board with the Apollo Pro A.
In the past, we’ve typically found FIC boards to be average, no frills boards, apolll get the job done. Keep in mind that this motherboard has been in the market for quite some time, yet it still manages to be a good pick. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. This two way compatibility may not seem like much, but the 3VCA is one of the first motherboards to officially support both CPUs in a Socket interface in the initial shipping revision of pro133z motherboard.
Creative Labs CT sound is optionally integrated on the motherboard and provides a basic PCI audio solution for those that don’t need some of the more advanced features available with dedicated PCI sound cards. Log in Don’t have an account? In spite of the recent influx of poorly manufactured A based motherboards, EPoX seems to have risen to the apolko quite nicely with their 3VCA.
Log in Don’t have an account? Log in Don’t have an account?
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 pro13a solely a Socket interface.
Despite being rated to run at MHz, with the option of overclocking it to MHz, the X chip was not covered with a heatsink. In fact, appllo headquarters are practically right next to each other in Taiwan. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.
EPoX EP-3VCA Apollo Pro A Socket ATX
While this may not seem like the most useful feature, it is unique nonetheless. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.
Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Log in Don’t have an account? As always, getting the right motherboard is quite possibly alollo toughest, and quite possibly most important, part of your decision making process when you still building your system.
FIC KA-11 VIA Apollo Pro 133A Slot-1 ATX
As with most current PC motherboard manufacturersEPoX was formed back in the late 80’s but only in the past few years have their products been brought into the public eye, mainly because of the advent of the Internet as medium for free marketing for those companies that can produce high quality products. Making use of a physically smaller in length Pro133aa connector, you would expect the 3VCA to be a noticeably smaller motherboard when compared to the Slot-1 A solutions we’ve looked at in the past.
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.
Even for home users, a dual processor systemis now affordable enough for those needing or wanting more processing power. 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. For various sized companies, where intensive processing is needed, dual processor systems fit the bill perfectly.
On the other hand, the DIMM slots are sandwiched right up next to the X North Bridge and may prevent the use of some extremely large heatsinks. 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.
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.
Unfortunately, the Apollo Pro A motherboard market is still an infant one. Nevertheless, it took quite a while before the Apollo Pro A was actually available on a dual processor board.
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. Fortunately, we did not notice any heat related issues in our evaluation sample. Motherboard manufacturers are still working out the issues involving pro133x implementations of the A chipset, and because of this we have seen a number of normally reliable motherboard manufacturers release some very disappointing solutions based on VIA’s alluring chipset.