Foxconn's WinFast 755FXK8AA-8EKRS
Summary & Conclusion
Benchmark Summary: Even though the Foxconn WinFast 755FX8KAA-8EKRS is target at budget conscious consumers, it's obvious that they won't have to sacrifice performance just to save a few dollars. The 755FX8KAA-8EKRS was as fast, or faster, than two nForce 3 Ultra based motherboards and a VIA K8T800 Pro powered board throughout our suite of benchmarks.
When the Foxconn WinFast 755FX8KAA-8EKRS starts shipping in the next few weeks, it will be one of the best values in the Socket 939 Athlon 64 motherboard market. Foxconn expects the board to have street prices hovering at, or below, the $100 mark, which will make the 755FX8KAA-8EKRS one of the most affordable Socket 939 motherboards available. Couple this board with an inexpensive Athlon 64 3000+ or 3200+, with some mild overclocking, and you'll have the basis of a very fast system, for a moderate investment of about $250.
Our only concerns with the Foxconn WinFast 755FX8KAA-8EKRS have to do with the board's limited overclocking tools, at least in its current state. Considering how fast and stable the board was in its default configuration, we would have liked to have had more control over CPU voltages, and wished that FSB speeds above 233MHz were available. For that matter, we would have also preferred to find a more comprehensive suite of overclocking tools as well. Hopefully, Foxconn will take this into consideration and release a new version of the board or its BIOS geared more towards overclockers. Nevertheless, the Foxconn WinFast 755FX8KAA-8EKRS is a great board for the money and should be attractive to anyone looking to build an Athlon 64 powered system, as long as you don't plan to do any major overclocking. This is a fast and stable motherboard, with a very complete feature set for the money. We're giving the Foxconn WinFast 755FX8KAA-8EKRS an 8 on the Heat Meter.