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Foxconn WinFast 761GXK8MC-S Motherboard Review

Foxconn WinFast 761GXK8MC-S Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Foxconn WinFast 761GXK8MC-S motherboard we're testing out in the course of this review is based upon a new chipset from SiS which has a couple media-friendly assets.
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External Mfg. Website: Foxconn Nov 09 2005   Colin Sun  
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Options and Controls in the BIOS

Make no mistake about it, the Foxconn WinFast 761GXK8MC-S is an entry level motherboard. It does not have many tweaking options. Memory timing adjustments are limited to memory frequency and CAS latency.

The 761GXK8MC-S motherboard does not lock the PCI Express or PCI frequency... however that will not be much trouble since the maximum speed of the motherboard is 206 MHz anyway. Memory voltage adjustments go up to 0.2V above stock, and system voltage as much as 0.05V above stock.

Experts Tip: HyperTransport Frequency Tweak
Socket 754 AMD Athlon64 processors officially only support an 800 MHz HyperTransport connection between the CPU and chipset. Many Socket 754 Athlon64 processor don't have any problem running with a faster HTT speed however. In the HyperTransport control section in the Foxconn WinFast 761GXK8MC BIOS, increase the "HT_Speed" to 1000 MHz for a slight performance bump!
Comments and Feedback? Suggest a Tweak.

There are a few HyperTransport options in the BIOS. Users can adjust HyperTransport (HTT) width from 16 bits to 8 bits wide, and HTT speed from 800 MHz to 200 MHz.

PCStats Test System Specs:
Processor:

AMD Athlon64 4000+
AMD Athlon64 3200+

Clock Speed:

12 x 200 MHz = 2.4 GHz
10 x 200 MHz = 2 GHz

Motherboards:

Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890)
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480)
ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 (ULi M1695)
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra)
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI)
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI)
ECS KN1 Extreme SLI (NF4 SLI)
Foxconn WinFast 6150K8MA-8EKRS (GF6150)
Foxconn WinFast 761GXK8MC-S (SiS761GX)

Videocard:

MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E

Memory:

2x 512MB PDP PDC1G3200+XBLK

Hard Drive: 74GB Western Digital Raptor SATA
CDROM: AOpen Combo 52x
Heatsink: AMD Athlon64 4000+ Reference Heatsink
PowerSupply: PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 510 SLI
Software Setup

WindowsXP
Forceware 6.53
Forceware 78.01

Workstation Benchmarks

SYSMark 2004
Business Winstone 2004
Content Creation 2004
Super Pi
SiSoft Sandra 2005
PCMark04
PCMark05
3DMark2001SE
3DMark05
AquaMark3
Comanche 4
X2: The Threat
UT2003
UT2004
Doom 3

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Contents of Article: Foxconn WinFast 761GXK8MC-S
 Pg 1.  Foxconn WinFast 761GXK8MC-S Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  The SiS 761GX Chipset
 Pg 3.  — Options and Controls in the BIOS
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: SYSMark 2004
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, Winbench 99
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: PCMark04, PCMark05
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, 3DMark05
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4, X2: The Threat
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: UT2003, UT2004
 Pg 11.  Benchmarks: Doom 3, Conclusions

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