Summary: EPoX 5EPA+ likes its brother, 5EGA+ bridges the old and new
as it uses the conventional DDR400. As we have mentioned before, the gains of
DDR2 versus DDR is not substantial enough for us to switch totally to DDR2. Features-wise, the EPoX 5EPA+ is probably the only board we
come across that features not only SATA RAID but IDE RAID as well.
Pros: Gigabit ethernet, Many overclocking options, IDE RAID
Conclusion: The omission of several key features in a high-end motherboard is disheartening. In what is seemingly an effort to keep prices competitive, EPoX has left their top range EP-5EPA+ partially crippled. We felt that EPoX channeled too much effort into packaging and presentation, rather than working on the flaws of the motherboard itself. Though we welcome the Power Pack bundle, the board could have been spruced up better.