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Foxconn A79A-S
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Written by Gizmo   
Sunday, 13 January 2008 13:21
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FoxConn A79A-S
(Image from Planet3DNow)

Planet3DNow!.de have a review of this board.  Though the review is in German (English translation via Google), it is worth looking over if you are interested in an AMD 790FX-Based mobo.

Read the full review (English, translated via Google )(Original German ):


Processor

     * Socket AM2 / AM2 socket AM2 + / + AM2
     * Supports AMD Athlon 64, Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64 FX and Sempron Supports AMD Athlon 64, Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64 FX and Sempron
     * Supports AMD Phenom Supports AMD Phenom
     * Supports supports Cool'n'Quiet Cool'n'Quiet


Chipset chipset

     * Northbridge AMD 790FX Northbridge AMD 790FX
     * SB600 Southbridge AMD (at the retail product is consumed SB700) SB600 Southbridge AMD (at the retail product is consumed SB700)


Memory Storage

     * 4x 240-pin DDR2 memory slots (maximum memory expansion unknown) 4x 240-pin DDR2 memory slots (maximum memory expansion unknown)
     * 128-bit dual-channel architecture, 128-bit dual-channel architecture
     * 400/533/667/800/1066 supports DDR2 DIMMs 400/533/667/800/1066 supports DDR2 DIMMs


PCI / PCI slots PCIe / PCIe slots

     * Four PCIe x16 slots (in Crossfire mode 2x-4x x8 or x16) Four PCIe x16 slots (in Crossfire mode 2x-4x x8 or x16)
     * PCIe x1 slot A PCIe x1 slot
     * A PCI-slot PCI slot


Serial ATA Serial ATA

     * 4x SATA 300 Mbytes / s 4x SATA 300 Mbytes / s
     * Supports Raid 0 / 1 support RAID 0 / 1


IDE IDE

     * An IDE connector An IDE connector
     * Up to 2 UDMA 133/100/66/33 devices with up to 2 devices with UDMA 133/100/66/33


IEEE 1394 1394

     * Via VT6308P Via VT6308P
     * Supports up to 400 Mbit / s support up to 400 Mbit / s


Network Adapter Network Adapter

     * Realtek RTL8111B Realtek RTL8111B
           O o PCIe connected Connected via PCIe
           O supports 10/100/1000 Mbit / s support 10/100/1000 Mbps
           O supports Wake-On-LAN support Wake-On-LAN
     * RTL8110SC Realtek Realtek RTL8110SC
           O Connected via PCI connected via PCI
           O supports 10/100/1000 Mbit / s support 10/100/1000 Mbps


Audio

     * Realtek 7.1 audio CODEC (ALC885) Realtek 7.1 audio CODEC (ALC885)


Fan Fan Connections Connections

     * CPU fan CPU Cooler
           O 1x 4 pin PWM 1x 4 pin PWM control (only with PWM fan) Adjustable (only with PWM fan)
     * Case Fan-fan Housing
           O 1x 4 pin PWM 1x 4 pin PWM
           O adjustable Adjustable
           O 3x 3 Pin Pin 3x 3


Internal I / O ports Internal I / O Ports

     * 4x PCIe x16 PCIe x16 4x
     * 1x PCIe x1 1x PCIe X1
     * 1x PCI 1x PCI
     * 1x floppy floppy 1x
     * 4x SATA 4x SATA
     * 1x IDE 1x IDE
     * 3x USB 2.0 pinheader 3x USB 2.0 pinheader
     * Audio 1x front pinheader 1x front audio pinheader
     * 1x IEEE1394 pinheader 1x IEEE1394 pinheader
     * 1x CD-In 1x CD-In
     * 1x SPDIF out 1x SPDIF out
     * 1x COM pinheader 1x COM pinheader
     * 1x IR pinheader 1x IR pinheader


Backpanel connectors backpanel connectors

     * 1x HP / 2 keyboard port 1x HP / 2 keyboard connection
     * 1x HP / 2 mouse port 1x HP / 2 mouse port
     * 1x audio (6 connections) 1x audio (6 connections)
     * 2x RJ-45 LAN 2 x RJ-45 LAN
     * 4x USB 2.0 4x USB 2.0
     * 2x eSATA 2x eSATA
     * 1x IEEE1394 1x IEEE1394
     * 1x SPDIF out optically 1x SPDIF out visually
     * 1x SPDIF coaxial out 1x SPDIF coaxial out


Form Factor Form Factor

     * ATX 305 ATX 244mm x 305 x 244mm
 
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