avatar Foxconn 955X7AA 8EKRS2

Although based on the high end Intel i955X chipset out in the market right now, the Foxconn 955X7AA promises to balance the scales of price, performance, and stability. Today, VR-Zone tests out this board, to judge if these claims are true. Click here for an indepth look at the Foxconn 955X7AA!

Foxconn has been around making motherboards for a long time now. However, due to the fact that Foxconn is huge in the OEM sector, most of Foxconn’s boards were never
sold under Foxconn’s name. Recently, Foxconn began making and selling boards
under their name, targeted at the “budget-performance” markets. Today, VR-Zone
takes a look at one of their latest products, the Foxconn 955X7AA-8EKRS2.
Based on the latest Intel Express i955X chipset, this chipset is an update to
the flagship i925XE. 

 

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This is how the package of this 955X7AA looks like. Very
impressive looking package as compared to other retail Foxconn products. Being
more chic with their packaging, they seem keen to capture the enthusiast
market.

 

Let’s take a look at the some specifications on this board:

 

CPU Support
  • Intel Pentium 4 / Celeron Based on LGA 775
  • 1066MHz / 800MHz FSB Support
  • Dual Core Pentium D / Pentium XE Supported
  • Hyper Threading Supported
Memory Support
  • Dual Channel DDR2
  • 4x 240 pin (1.8V) DDR2 DIMM modules with support up to 8GB
  • Support for DDR2 667MHz / 533MHz / 400MHz
  • Unbuffered ECC Supported
Chipset
  • Intel i955X Express Nortbridge
  • Intel I/O Controller Hub ICH7R Southbridge
Expansion Slots
  • 1x PCI Express x16 Slots
  • 3x PCI Express x1 Slot
  • 3x PCI Slot
Rear I/O Expansions
  • 1x PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Connector
  • 4x USB Expansion Connectors
  • 1x RJ45 LAN Connector
  • 1x IEEE 1394a Firewire Connector
  • 1x Serial Ports
  • 1x Parallel Port
  • 1x Audio Connectors (7.1 Channel Out)
  • 1x SPDIF Coaxial Out
  • 1x SPDIF Optical Out
Audio
  • Realtek ALC880 7.1 Channel
  • High Definition (HD) Audio 
  • AC97 2.3 Compliant
IDE
  • 1x UDMA 100/66 Devices (Via Intel ICH7R Southbridge)
  • 2x UDMA 133/100/66 Devices (Via ITE IT8212F)
  • ITE IT8212F IDE Controller Supports RAID 0/1
SATA
  • 4x SATA2 (300MB/s) (Via Intel ICH7R Southbridge)
  • 2x SATA (Via Silicon Image Si3132)
  • Intel ICH7R Supports RAID 0/1/0+1/5 & Intel Matrix
  • Silicon Image Si3114 Supports RAID 0/1/0+1/5/JBOD Configurations
Firewire
  • Support Hot Plug
  • 1x IEEE 1394b (800Mbps) Connector
  • 2x IEEE 1394a (400Mbps) Connectors
Networking

  • Dual Gigabit LAN
  • Broadcom BCM5789 PCIe X1 10/100/1000MBit LAN
    Controller
  • Broadcom BCM5788 PCI Bus 10/100/1000 MBit LAN
    Controller

 

BIOS
  • 4MB Flash EEPROM With LAN Boot, PnP, ACPI, Wfm, DMI 2.0
Form Factor
  • Standard ATX
  • 12 Inch x 9.6 Inch