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Foxconn H55MX-S Motherboard
Written by Gizmo   
Thursday, 22 July 2010 16:22

From iXBTLabs

Today we shall review the Foxconn H55MX-S motherboard based on the Intel H55 chipset. The company has been making inexpensive products of late, so it only has a couple of more or less top-class Socket 1156 motherboards -- the P55-based Inferno Katana series.

The rest are typical value products, but the price is quite nice. The H55MX-S we're reviewing today is not an exception. This microATX motherboard has basic, even a bit cut-down, functionality and is sold for an adequately low price. At the same time, it looks quite feature-rich on the background of other Foxconn H55-based motherboards -- it has an HDMI output, other differences being minor and a kind of chaotic.

The motherboard only has a minimum of slots, so the PCB isn't even fully used. Just 2 DDR3-1333/1066 sockets (dual-channel mode supported, up to 8GB) may be a serious limitation. The set of expansion slots is almost standard for products of this class. There is 1 PCI Express x16, 2 PCI slots and a PCIe x4 slot instead of the regular PCIe x1. H55MX-S has an FDD connector but, and that's a surprise for a value motherboard, doesn't support IDE. Perhaps the urge to make the board even cheaper prevailed over the need to provide support for legacy drives.

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