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Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H AMD 690G Motherboard Review

Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H AMD 690G Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H motherboard is based around AMD's 690G / SB600 chipsets, and although it has both DVI and analog video outputs, it regrettably lacks the HDMI jack that many other AMD690G motherboards boast.
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External Mfg. Website: Foxconn Oct 16 2007   Colin Sun  
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Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H Highlights


On the rear I/O of the Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H you'll find the two video outputs; a standard 15 pin analog and DVI monitor connector. There are four USB 2.0 slots along with the Gigabit network port. The onboard Radeon Xpress X1250 videocard is suitable for 2D type office applications, and generally underpowered for all but the most basic 3D game.


On the bottom left hand corner of the Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H motherboard, we find the expansion slots. Pickings are pretty slim because this is a microATX board; just a PCI Express x1 slot, PCI Express x16 (for videocards) and two 32 bit PCI slots. There are audio ports at the bottom of the motherboard and a four pin PWM fan connector for the CPU heatsink.


The right hand corner of the motherboard is busiest. We see the three green USB headers, four Serial ATA II channels, the front panel I/O connector and the clear CMOS jumper at the edge of the motherboard. There's also an onboard speaker which will sound if you run into trouble. The AMD SB600 southbridge is tucked away under a passively cooled aluminum heatsink.


The Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H supports four DDR2 memory slots which can be installed with up to 4GB of DDR2-800/667/533 Memory. To the right of those slots you'll find the main 24 pin ATX power connector and a IDE and floppy drive connector.


There is a fair amount of space around the AMD Socket AM2 CPU socket, which is good for large quietly cooled processor heatsinks. The heatsink that cools the AMD 690G chipset is compact, and does the job well.

Overclocking test results are coming next, how fast do you think PCSTATS can push this microATX Foxconn AMD690G motherboard? Let's find that out, right after the jump....

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Contents of Article: Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H
 Pg 1.  Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H AMD 690G Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  — Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H Highlights
 Pg 3.  Overclocking the AMD 690G and the BIOS
 Pg 4.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SYSmark 2007 Preview
 Pg 5.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 6.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Doom 3, FEAR
 Pg 7.  HD Content Playback and Max Motherboard Overclocking Chart
 Pg 8.  Backbone of an Affordable Desktop PC

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