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Foxconn WinFast NF4K8AC nForce4 Mainboard 

Manufactured by: Foxconn
Supplied by: Foxconn
Estimated Price: $90.00

by Dean Barker (8/25/2005)

Introduction

Foxconn is no newcomer to the production of high end mainboards.  Surprisingly, it has only been in the last few years that their name has become commonplace in aftermarket hardware conversations regarding features, performance and value.  Today, it is with great pleasure we have an opportunity to look over Foxconn’s nForce4 based board for the AMD Athlon 939 pin processor line.  As you will soon see, Foxconn opts to rest their laurels on broad featured and versatile product over some of the marketing glitz of a single focus products we see all too often elsewhere.  With that said, let’s look at the WinFast NF4K8AC board and see how it stacks up.

Specifications:

  • Application: AMD Athlon™ 64, Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64 X2
    Socket 939 (939-pin), 1600/2000MT/s

  • Chipset: NVIDIA nForce4 (CK8-04 Standard)

  • Memory: Dual channel, unbuffered, 2.5V DDR266/333/400, (4) 184-pin DIMM sockets, max 4GB

  • Expansion slots: 1 x PCI Express x16, 2 x PCI Express x1, 4 x PCI

  • Audio: Integrated, 7.1 channel AC97 (Realtek)

  • LAN: Integrated Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) controller (Broadcom)

  • USB: Up to 8; 4 in rear I/O area + 2 internal 2-port headers; ver. 2.0

  • IDE/SATA: 2 x ATA/133 + 4 x SATA/150 (w/ RAID)
    Supports RAID 0, 1, and 1+0; cross-controller (IDE & SATA)

  • Firewire: 2; 1 x 6-pin in rear I/O area + 1 front via internal header; 1394a

  • Rear I/O: 1 x PS/2 keyboard; 1 x PS/2 mouse; 1 x RJ45 (LAN); 4 x USB 2.0; 1 x line-in/line-out/mic (audio); 1 x parallel (SPP/ECP/EPP); 1 x COM (16550-compatible UART); Additional line-outs for 7.1 channel audio; 1 x IEEE-1394
    1 x S/PDIF (coax out)

  • Internal Connections: 1 x floppy disk drive; Front audio header; 2 x USB 2-port headers, ver. 2.0; 1 x IEEE-1394 header

  • BIOS: 4Mb flash EEPROM w/ LAN boot, PnP, ACPI, WfM, DMI 2.0

  • ATX Form Factor (293 x 198mm)


NEXT

Pg 1 - Introduction
Pg 2 - Features / What you get
Pg 3 - The Board
Pg 4 - BIOS
Pg 5 - Setup and Productivity Benchmarks
Pg 6 - Gaming Benchmarks
Pg 7 - Overclocking and Conclusion


 



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