Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8EKRS

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Foxconn manufactures a wide range of products, ranging from video cards, to connectors, and as we'll explore today, motherboards. Over the years, we've had some experience with Foxconn, and while their products have not always been hardcore-enthusiast friendly, they have produced decent products. Today we'll be sampling Foxconn's WinFast NF4SK8AA-8EKRS, as they aim to bring an affordable, but high quality, SLI solution to the AMD Platform. Higher end motherboards from ASUS and Abit can retail for well over $160, and unfortunately many of us can't afford that. The Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8EKRS currently retails for around $125, however, which is a much more reasonable price for someone who wants SLI. Unfortunately money doesn't grow on trees, so we're always eager to look promising products with affordable prices.

While putting the Foxconn WinFast NF4SK8AA-8EKRS under the microscope, we'll be reporting on its features and benchmarking it using some of today's most commonly used applications and games. For $125, we're not expecting a plethora of special features and overclocking options, however we do expect decent performance at stock speeds, a compete set of BIOS options, and a stable, hassle free experience. All right then; let's take a look at what's included in the package, and the list the motherboard's specifications.

Foxconn NF4SKAA-8EKRS Features and Specifications
The Nitty-Gritty

Dimension:

ATX form factor 12" x 9.6"

Processor Support:

Socket 939 AMD Athlon64 & Athlon64 FX

Chipset:

Nvidia nForce 4 SLI

Memmory Support:

• Four 184-Pin DIMM slots
• Dual Channel DDR 266/333/400
_Unbuffered Non-ECC memory
• 128/256/512/1024Mb ram up to 4GB


Onboard Serial ATA II:

• Supports up to six S-ATA II devices
• Supports 300MB/s data transfer



NVIDIA RAID Technology:

• Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1
_and JBOD
• Cross-controller RAID supports both SATA
_and PATA disk devices within a single array
• Silicon 3132 RAID supports RAID 0, RAID 1

IEEE1394:

• Supports two independent 1394
_units synchronously
• 400Mbps transmission rate

Onboard Gigabit LAN:

• Dual Gigabit LAN
• 1000(-K) Mpbs Ethernet





Onboard Audio:

• Realtek ALC850 audio
• Supports 8-channel audio
• Supports 300MB/s data transfer

• SPDIF output and universal audio jack


BIOS:

• AWARD (Phoenix) BIOS

PCI Express x16 Support:

4GB/sec (8GB/sec concurrent) bandwidth


Expansion Slots:

• One PCI Express x1 slot
• Two PCI Express x16 slots
• Three PCI slots


 

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