8KTA3+ and 8KTA3+PRO

Discussion in 'Epox' started by Peter Ziege, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. Peter Ziege

    Peter Ziege Guest

    Please help me, whats the difference between the Boards 8KTA3+ and
    Peter Ziege, Jul 20, 2004
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    CJT Guest

    As I recall, the big difference is the RAID controller. But I could be
    CJT, Jul 21, 2004
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  3. Peter Ziege

    Peter Ziege Guest

    Yes, you are wrong. All both Boards are with a RAID controller.
    I have searched on the EPOX-Site.
    I think the difference is very small, I can't find it.
    Peter Ziege, Jul 21, 2004
  4. Peter Ziege

    phsstpok Guest

    8KTA3 is a non-RAID board. 8KTA3+ is a RAID board.

    8KTA3PRO is a non-RAID board (I have one). 8KTA3+PRO is a RAID board.

    Both the "PROs" were more overclocking friendly boards. The most
    notable difference is that the PROs have jumpers that allow voltage
    tweaking (sort of like a factory voltage mod). In addition to being
    able to set VCore to 1.85 volt in BIOS Setup you can also
    incrementally increase the voltage an additional +0.1v, +0.2v, +0.3v,
    or +0.4v. These options allow a maximum VCore of 2.25 volts which I
    believe was the highest for any production Socket A motherboard.

    Other overclocking friendly features of the PRO boards are BIOS
    selectable multipliers, bus speed in 1 mhz increments (theoretically
    up to 180 Mhz but in practice the VIA KT133A's northbridge was good to
    150 to 160 Mhz), AGP voltage tweaking from 1.5 v (standard) to 2.0
    volt in 0.05v increments, I/O voltage tweaking (chipset, SDRAM, etc)
    from 3.4v (3.3v is standard) to 3.9V in 0.05V increments.

    I never owned an 8KTA3 nor an 8KTA3+ so I don't know which of the
    above features they had or lacked, except I know they couldn't set max
    VCore to 2.25 volts.

    Steve Sheppard
    phsstpok, Jul 21, 2004
  5. Peter Ziege

    EPoX Tech Guest


    The main differences below

    VIA Apollo KT133A Socket A with audio (EP-8KTA3)
    VIA Apollo KT133A Socket A with audio + RAID (EP-8KTA3+)

    Jumperless (FSB set in BIOS only)
    VIA Apollo KT133A with audio + RAID (EP-8KTA3+PRO)
    VIA Apollo KT133A Socket A with audio (EP-8KTA3PRO)


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    EPoX Tech, Aug 11, 2004
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