Foxconn X38A Motherboard ReviewThu, Jan 17, 2008 - 12:00 AM
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When I first started this review I was a little worried about the potential memory performance of this board. However, that all evaporated as soon as I saw the scores. In the past on old hybrid memory boards, memory performance was horrible. On the Foxconn, it was neck and neck with its more expensive Asus counterpart.