There are four DIMM sockets, giving the user some flexibility in memory installation. Note that the performance differences between these boards are small, so memory bandwidth is not the deciding factor. Layout a bit awkward Rating: The Ethernet simply uses the built-in soft networking capabilities of the ICH2 chip, and the connection to the outside world is made with a discrete Intel-manufactured phy physical layer chip. Being an Intel board, there are no options for tweaking memory or altering clock rate.
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Intel supplies some useful utilities, including a Windows-based BIOS update tool that works quite well and is much easier to use than the DOS-based version.
Intel is prepping an update to the for the Tualitin. After installing the Micron RAM, the DEEA performance proved to be on par with the other boards, although the memory bandwidth scores lagged maimboard tad.
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Despite the minor layout problems, this is a solid board with a full feature set. Performance was unremarkable, and getting even reasonable performance proved mainboxrd be quite a chore.
In the end, the EP Pro is a solid, stable performer. In games with 3D positional audio, frame rate hits are noticeable.
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Note that the performance differences between these boards are small, so mainboqrd bandwidth is not the deciding factor. The E series supports the standard 66, and MHz frontside bus speeds by default, though some motherboard manufacturers allow for alternative FSB speeds. In the other setting, you can tweak from — MHz. The integrated DVI connector allows system builders to configure very compact systems with digital flat panel monitors for applications such as small kiosks in public locations.
However, we deactivated both onboard audio and networking for mainbaord performance testing. Stable, onboard DVI Cons: Layout a bit awkward Rating: The printed circuit board PCB layout is relatively clean, and there were no visible patches or wire jumpers.
Documentation was adequate for installing and setting up the board, though it could have been a bit mainbboard on the FSB setting jumper.
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In raw scores, the EP Pro came in second, but the overall differences mainboafd too minor to be considered relevant. When a card is inserted into the AGP slot, the integrated graphics of the E are automatically disabled. Documentation is good, though quite dense. Intel manufactures the motherboards for several large PC manufacturers, including Dell and Gateway.
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Stable, clean layout, good performance in Windows 9x. Like many modern motherboards, you set the clock rate in the system BIOS. For example, even a simple streaming test like the one used in Audio Winbench shows a doubling of CPU utilization. Like most non-Intel boards these days, you can manually change memory timing, frontside bus speed and core voltage.
The E series is not capable of supporting fastwrites, one of the advanced features of AGP 2. An array of four LEDs gives additional diagnostic information during system boot to aid in troubleshooting. One interesting feature rpo this Intel board is the presence of a DVI connector directly on the motherboard.
Still only an board Rating: Best performer in the class; stable; highly tweakable Cons: In the end, this motherboard is a decent solution for system integrators and white box shops that value stability and Intel support above performance and cost.
The Ethernet simply uses the built-in soft networking capabilities of the ICH2 chip, and the connection to the outside world is made with a discrete Intel-manufactured phy physical maiboard chip.
Gamers and performance addicts should definitely steer away from this one, due to its lack of tweakability and fussiness about memory. And all the while, it was stable, with nary a crash nor glitch in sight. There are four DIMM sockets, giving the user some flexibility in memory installation.
The performance of this board was pretty much on a par with the other motherboards.