We’ve really enjoyed our first acquaintance with mainboards from Foxconn. The Foxconn 925A01-8EKRS2 and Foxconn 915A01-8EKRS2 models are rather inexpensive products based on Intel’s top-end i925X Express and i915P Express chipsets. These mainboards come with a bare minimum of accessories and are free from numerous additional onboard controllers – to make them cheaper. We guess this combination of high quality and low price should be quite successful in the market and we recommend it to users who want to save on the mainboard and will be satisfied with the basic set of capabilities as provided by Intel’s modern chipsets.
The reviewed mainboard models have much in common, but differ in their chipsets and some minor things. Particularly, the Foxconn 915A01-8EKRS2 has one PCI slot more and can control the CPU fan speed depending on the CPU temperature. The Foxconn 925A01-8EKRS2 boasts a higher overclockability instead.
And here, in a nutshell, are the good and bad aspects of the new LGA775 mainboards from Foxconn:
- High overclockability;
- Low price;
- Good stability and reliability;
- Intel High Definition Audio;
- The supported memory voltage range is rather narrow;
- No heatsink on the chipset’s South Bridge;
- Gigabit Ethernet is implemented through the PCI bus;
- Scanty accessories.