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Specification and Accessories

The appearance of the WinFast NF4UK8AA-8EKRS mainboard is very simple; it’s a regular mainboard on the NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra chipset, designed without a hint of eccentricity.

As you see, this PCB of this mainboard has its natural, tan color which you don’t often meet nowadays. Foxconn didn’t lacquer it with some other color to add visual appeal to the product. Well, the color of a mainboard is by far not the main of its parameters. So, let’s better read the specification:

Foxconn WinFast NF4UK8AA-8EKRS


AMD Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 for Socket 939


NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra

Hypertransport bus

1 GHz

Clock generator frequency, MHz

200-400 (with 1MHz increment)

Overclocking friendly functions

Adjustable Vcore, Vmem, Vchipset and HyperTransport bus voltage.


4 DDR DIMM slots for dual-channel DDR400 SDRAM

PCI Express slots

1 x PCI Express x16
2 x PCI Express x1

PCI expansion slots


USB 2.0 ports

8 (4 on the back panel)

IEEE1394 ports

2 (1 on the back panel, implemented via the Agere FW3226-100 controller)


2 ATA-133 channels

Serial ATA

4 Serial ATA-300 channels (with RAID support)

IDE RAID support

RAID 0, 1, 0+1

Integrated sound

8-channel AC97 codec: Realtek ALC850

Integrated LAN

Gigabit Ethernet (Vitesse VSC8201RX Gigabit Ethernet PHY)

Additional features



Phoenix-AwardBIOS v6.00PG


ATX, 305x245mm

Foxconn can ship modifications of this mainboard, which will not have some of the above listed features. We know about a version without the additional FireWire controller; it is called NF4UK8AA-8KRS.

The accessories to the Foxconn WinFast NF4UK8AA-8EKRS include:

  • A CD with standard drivers and utilities;
  • Four Serial ATA cables and two power cables for Serial ATA hard disk drives;
  • Two 80-pin Parallel ATA cables and one FDD cable;
  • An I/O shield for the back panel of the system case;
  • A bracket for the back panel of the system case with two High-Speed USB ports;
  • A user guide.

Although there are no extras here, Foxconn made sure that the accompanying cables set is sufficient. Of course, since this company is also a cable manufacturer. With its functionality and accessories the Foxconn WinFast NF4UK8AA-8EKRS is going to make a relatively inexpensive product priced at about $130-140. It can become a bestseller provided its quality is up to the mark. Let’s not anticipate, though, but take a closer look at the mainboard and its features.

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