Featured Articles

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

Research firm IHS got hold of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone and took it apart to the last bolt to figure out…

More...
Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has finally gone on sale and it can be yours for €699, which is quite a lot of…

More...
Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel has added a load of Haswell refresh parts to its official price list and there really aren’t any surprises to…

More...
Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

During his appearance at PAX East panel and confirmed on Twitter, Titanfall developer Respawn confirmed that the first DLC pack for…

More...
KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 gained a lot of overclocking experience with the GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF), which we had a chance to…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 30 August 2007 18:14

Foxconn announces P35 MARS motherboard

Written by Slobodan Simic
Image
First in the new Quantum Force series lineup


Foxconn has announced a launch of its first overclocking motherboard simply called MARS. Mars will be the first in a new product line called Quantum Force. The Quantum Force series will now be Foxconn's brand for overclocking and gaming enthusiasts.

Foxconn's MARS is based on Intel's P35 chipset and comes specially tuned for overclocking. It has one PCIe x16 slot and one PCIe x4 slot with Crossfire support. In addition to that board comes with two PCIe x1 slots and three plain PCI slots. It also has 1 eSATA, 6 SATAII, 2 IEEE1394a, 12 USB2.0 and 1 old ATA  and integrated sound with 7.1 channel HD Audio, Gigabit LAN.

The new MARS motherboard comes with a Gladiotor BIOS, specially developed for Quantum Force series. The board has already on the eight place in 3DMark05 with 575MHz FSB and thats without LN2 cooling and dual x8 or x16 bandwidth on Crossfire. So the result is actually very good. Of course, overclocking motherboards must have special on board buttons that make overclockers life a bit easier, like CMOS clear button, on/off/reset buttons, OC Recover (which automatically recovers to last good setting after a failure) and OC Gear (which allows you to store OC profiles).

Image

The board uses 100% solid capacitors, and comes cooled with the heatpipe system that Foxconn calls Cool-Pipe. Board should be available at the end of September, and should cost around around £125 inc. VAT. This motherboard must be the result of Foxconn's employment of DFI engineers, which we wrote about here.

Image

Image


Last modified on Thursday, 30 August 2007 18:39
blog comments powered by Disqus

To be able to post comments please log-in with Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments