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Foxconn A7DA-S AMD 790GX Motherboard Review

Foxconn A7DA-S AMD 790GX Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The AMD Radeon HD3300 integrated graphics built into the Foxconn motherboard PCSTATS is testing in this review has plenty of power for 2D desktop activities.
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External Mfg. Website: Foxconn Dec 09 2008   Julian Apong  
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Motherboard Highlights - Foxconn Photo Gallery


On the rear I/O of the Foxconn A7DA-S motherboard we an HDMI, DVI-D and analog VGA connector. The DVI and HDMI ports are HDCP compliant, while the latter supports audio streams.


The blue PCI Express x16 slots support Crossfire videocards at x8/x8 mode, or one videocard can be used with a full x16 PCI Express lanes.


In the lower left corner of the Foxconn A7DA-S motherboard are four USB2.0 headers, hard power and reset buttons, and front panel I/O connectors. AMD's SB750 Southbridge not only allows for RAID 5 capability, but also gives Advanced Clock Calibration, which can be used to achieve greater overclocks on AMD Phenom processors.

SATAII jacks are set at 90 degrees so the cables remain out of the way of long videocards.


The Foxconn A7DA-S supports four DDR2 memory slots which can be installed with up to 8GB of DDR2-1066/800/667/533 Memory.


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 790GX chipset is compact, and does the job well.


There is plenty of space between the two PCI Express x16 videocard slots for dual slot heatsinks.

Overclocking test results are coming next, how fast do you think PCSTATS can push this Foxconn 790GX motherboard? Let's find that out, right after the jump....

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Contents of Article: Foxconn A7DA-S
 Pg 1.  Foxconn A7DA-S AMD 790GX Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  AMD 790GX Chipset - Videocard or IGP?
 Pg 3.  Blu-Ray and High Definition Content Playback Benchmarks
 Pg 4.  — Motherboard Highlights - Foxconn Photo Gallery
 Pg 5.  Overclocking the AMD 690G and the BIOS
 Pg 6.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SYSmark 2007 Preview, SuperPi
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2008, PCMark Vantage
 Pg 8.  Motherboard IGP/VGA Benchmarks: 3DMark06, 3DMark Vantage, FEAR
 Pg 9.  DX10 Motherboard IGP Benchmarks: Call of Juarez, Crysis
 Pg 10.  Extra performance worth the extra price?

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