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Foxconn WinFast NF4K8AC nForce4 Mainboard 

Overclocking

We've seen some pretty high results with our AMD Athlon 64 3000+.  The specific chip used in this review, has hit 270MHz with the OEM cooler on another nForce4 board.  We didn't get quite that high with the Foxconn NF4K8AC board but we did find a ceiling of 247MHz after bumping up the voltage more than a wee bit.  Just to make a quick point, that is a rock solid stable 247MHz effectively making our Athlon 64 3000+ (1800MHz) operative at 2222MHz.  Nice gains.

Conclusion

Foxconn brings a lot to the table with the NF4K8AC-8EKRS board.  Solid performance and a broad spectrum of features.  Sporting 8-Channel Audio, Gigabit LAN and RAID, Foxconn really scores on giving Joe User lots of bang for the buck.  In terms of layout, our complaints are minimal and those are limited to the chipset placement and its not having a fan header mounted nearby.  Outside of this, Foxconn gets high marks on layout maximizing access while minimizing cable clutter.  Another big plus are the software extras such as Foxconn's SuperBoot, SuperStep, SuperRecovery, SuperSpeed, SuperUpdate, SuperLogo and SuperBIOS Protect build into the board to keep you safer and as worry free as possible.  Pound for pound, I think you would be hard pressed to find a better board for the money than the Foxconn NF4K8AC.  This is a board we can highly recommend.

Pros:

  • Good performance

  • Excellent pricing

  • Nice layout

  • Rich in both hardware and software features

Cons:

  • Chipset placement

  • Fan header placement

  • Manual is on CD

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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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