WinFast NF4SK8AA-8EKRS Motherboard ReviewWed, Apr 19, 2006 - 12:00 AM
The WinFast NF4SK8AA-8EKRS motherboard was really easy to work with and posed no problems with anything that we threw at it. Motherboard installation and setup was a breeze. The instructions are clear and very well done. The layout of the board is fantastic, other than the two minor issues of the PCIe clip and the power connector above the top PCIe slot. The BIOS was very easy to navigate through. The super-bios settings were a nice touch, and it did seem to make a difference in booting up the board using the super-boot setting. The board scored very good at stock settings against the much more expensive ABIT and DFI boards. Of course, at stock settings, all NF4 boards are basically identical in their performance. This board also did very well for itself in the area of overclocking. Being able to run my Opteron 146 at 2.9ghz+ was pretty impressive on this sub-$100 board.
I really cannot complain about a board that is under $100, performs as good as any other board that is out there, and overclocks to decent levels for that added punch. It is nice to actually get a board that works and works well right out of the box. Kudos to Foxconn for that!
The WinFast NF4SK8AA-8EKRS motherboard can be found for just $97 +shipping at Newegg, making it a steal for those looking to pair up an AMD Opteron processor to a board that won’t break the budget.
The Legit Bottom Line
This motherboard was surprising! An affordable motherboard that performs very well and overclocks to very decent levels is a great board for almost anyone. If you are a “default settings” individual, or if you are just into mild overclocking, you cannot go wrong with this board. Its performance is outstanding and certainly worthy of a little bigger price tag. Bottom line, if you buy this board, not only will you have a board that will perform great, but you will have a few extra bucks in your pocket to spend on the next upgrade, or to take that special someone out to eat!