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The Foxone chipset is seen here, in the lower right corner of the board. Add in a graphics capability and you have an excellent workstation chipset with plenty of power.
Foxconn GMA-8KS2H G Express Motherboard Review –
The board is RoHS compliant. Test Setup Page 8: As we can see from moving from driver It operates with a software program to provide WindowsXP-based system monitoring, overclocking, and even fan speed control. There you will find the SmartFan options.
Benchmark Results Page 9: The Foxconn has an integrated piezo speaker, which replaces your PC case’s speaker that still today is used for status beeps codes. Subscribe to our newsletter. The connectors are hot swapable, so it makes adding and removing an massive external hard drive about as complex as pluging in a USB memory key. Foxconn is probably the largest motherboard manufacturer on the market and you can bet it will jump on anything Intel releases pretty quickly.
The COM1 header, floppy and pin ATX power connectors are placed along the edge of the board which is always nice to see.
Foxconn GMA-8KS2H PCSTATS Review – GMA X Good for Office Use
For 3D games though, no matter how many features the onboard videocard supports or what future drivers can unlock, in reality performance will really be just borderline acceptable.
If you want to play the latest 3D videogames, remember this general rule of thumb; onboard videocards are simply not good enough. There’s easy access to the memory slots as well as the various headers around the motherboard.
Foxconn G9657MA-8KS2H – motherboard – micro ATX – LGA775 Socket – G965
Even when using just the onboard video. High Definition Content Playback: If that is the case, SmartFan will automatically adjust the heatsink fan speed according to the temperature values you set. Despite the lack of real estate Foxconn did an excellent job with the layout of the motherboard. The Express series chipsets gives Intel something that it has been lacking for a couple of years; a versatile chipset that offers excellent performance for a low price.
It also does not come with a feature set that is as rich as that of the Asus motherboard. Find out about this and many other reviews by joining the Weekly PCstats.