The word “mainboard” may provoke very different associations. It all depends on who hears this word. For many of you this word is associated with Asus and Gigabyte. These two largest Taiwanese manufacturers produce large mainboard families for each current chipset, and the variety of form-factors, functions and prices will definitely allow each and everyone to find a product for their specific needs. That is why we pay special attention to the mainboards from these two manufacturers in the first place, ensuring that they get reviewed among the first and coming back to them when new models appear in our labs. However, these two manufacturers are not the only ones in the market. Among other great products totally worth your attention is, for instance, Intel DP67BG, which we have recently reviewed on our site. Overall, this mainboard left a highly positive impression. It operates impeccably in nominal mode, but is quite capable of overclocking processors and memory; it is fast and at the same time energy-efficient enough. We should definitely give due credit to the developers of this product, but it is also important to remember that it was made by a popular contractor – Foxconn Company. Therefore, we were very curious to find out how good the mainboards branded under Foxconn’s own name would turn out, that is why we decided to check out Foxconn’s own P67A-S mainboard in our today’s review. It is designed for LGA1155 form-factor and is based on Intel P67 Express chipset, i.e. should have proper functionality for fine-tuning and overclocking.
Packaging and Accessories
The standard package with the mainboard is thin and isn’t overloaded with numerous logotypes. There is some information in several different languages about a few basic features of Foxconn mainboards on the back of the box.
Inside the box you find a mainboard and a spartanly modest set of accessories:
- Two SATA cables without any locks and with straight connectors;
- I/O Shield for the back panel;
- User manual;
- Colorful poster with pictures and assembly instructions;
- DVD disk with drivers and software.