Foxconn WinFast 6150K8MA-8EKRS - HotHardware

Foxconn WinFast 6150K8MA-8EKRS

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While the majority of our coverage here at HotHardware.com tends to favor enthusiast class products, the fact of the matter is affordable mainstream products are far more prevalent in the marketplace. Flagship video cards and overclockable motherboards are certainly nice, but there is a much larger market for highly integrated motherboards with a multitude of common features already on-board. With that in mind, we present to you the Foxconn WinFast 6150K8MA-8EKRS. Foxconn's WinFast 6150K8MA-8EKRS motherboard uses NVIDIA's relatively new GeForce 6150 + nForce 430 chipset with integrated graphics. Although the GeForce 6150 IGP isn't a pixel-processing powerhouse in comparison to most discreet graphics products, it is very capable in comparison to competing IGPs, and the rest of the chipset incorporates all of the features that have made NVIDIA's nForce 4 so popular. We'll get into more detail on the proceeding pages, but first things first. Let's get straight to the specifications.

Foxconn 6150K8MA-8EKRS Features and Specifications
The Nitty-Gritty

Dimension:

Micro ATX form factor 9.6" x 9.6"

Processor Support:

Socket 939 AMD Athlon64 & Athlon64 FX

Chipset:

Nvidia GeForce 6150 + nForce 430

Memory 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 four S-ATA II devices
• Supports 300MB/s data transfer

NVIDIA RAID Technology:

• Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1
_Raid 5
• Cross-controller RAID supports both
SATA
_and PATA disk devices within a single array
• Silicon 3132 RAID supports RAID 0, RAID 1

IEEE1394:

• Supports one 1394 units
• 400Mbps transmission rate

Onboard Gigabit LAN:

• Gigabit LAN
• 1000(-K) Mpbs Ethernet

Onboard Audio:

• Realtek AC97 audio
• Supports 7.1-channel audio
• SPDIF output and universal audio jack

Onboard Video:
• Nvidia GeForce 6150

BIOS:

• AWARD (Phoenix) BIOS

PCI Express x16 Support:

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

Expansion Slots:

• One PCI Express x16 slot
• Three PCI slots

 


  

The WinFast 6150K8MA-8EKRS' accessory bundle is fairly basic. Included in the box are a single IDE and Floppy cables, SATA and SATA power cables, and a CD and Floppy disk that contain all of the necessary files and drivers to get the board up and running. A quick start guide is included if you need help getting the board installed, however, if you want to read the full user's manual, you'll have to open the PDF file included on the driver CD. Foxconn has also included a TV / Video out adapter that will allow you to connect a TV to this motherboard, which should come in handy in an HTPC application.

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