Legit Motherboard Reviews
Foxconn X38A Motherboard Review
|Product:||Foxconn X38A Motherboard|
|Date:||Thu, Jan 17, 2008 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Wes Patison -|
Foxconn puts a new spin on the X38 chipset.
While Foxconn has been a large player in the OEM market for quite some time, they disappeared from the competition in the enthusiast ranks. It looks like Foxconn has decided to jump back into this market segment. Their latest offering the Foxconn X38A is what we will be taking a close look at today. Let’s take a quick look at the feature list below:
In all a well rounded feature set for an X38 based board. And ringing in around $240.00 makes it a very decent deal when compared against similar X38 boards. The X38 chipset brings PCIe-Gen2.0 to the table, which in theory doubles the available bandwidth. But, if you look closer, Foxconn an even more interesting trick out of its hat. The board supports both DDR2 and DDR3 ram modules. Boards that have tried to pull of this trick in the past generally have suffered performance loss in either configuration. It will be interesting to find out if any observable loss will be detected after running the board through its benchmark paces.
Foxconn included clear cmos, power, and reset switches directly on the board. This coupled in with the post code LED makes this board very tweaker friendly. Well let’s dig in and see how this board stacks up.
Next Page - Box Contents
Page 1 - Foxconn puts a new spin on the X38 chipset.
Page 2 - Box Contents
Page 3 - Board Layout
Page 4 - Installation
Page 5 - The BIOS
Page 6 - The Test System
Page 7 - Memory Performance
Page 8 - Hard Disk Performance
Page 9 - Rendering and General System Performance
Page 10 - CPU Performance
Page 11 - Gaming Performance
Page 12 - Overclocking Results
Page 13 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions