Foxconn unveiled the Mars motherboard in their Quantum Force motherboard lineup, which is a new high-performance lineup designed for overclockers and gamers. The MARS motherboard is based on the Intel P35 chipset and will be available in September.
Supports all the latest Intel processors, including the upcoming 45nm ones
Intel P35 + ICH9R chipsets
FSB 1333/1066/800 MHz.
1066/800/667MHz DDR2 memory support, max 8GB
PCI Express x16, PCI Express x4, CrossFire support, two PCI Express x1, three PCI slots
6x Serial ATA II ports, 1x eSATA, 2x IEEE1394a, 12x USB 2.0 ports, 1x ATA
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10
7.1 channel HD audio
BIOS with many overclocking options
Onboard on/off & CMOS reset buttons
AGEIS overclocking panel
Cool Pipie heatpipe solution
According to Foxconn the motherboard reaches FSB frequencies of 575MHz with standard air cooling in their test lab.
“The Foxconn board made it to No.8 [in the 3DMark05 Hall of Fame], even I didn’t have time for LN2 [liquid nitrogen] cooling and the P35 chipset doesn’t support Dual x8 or x16 bandwidth on CrossFire. So, for those handicaps the score and results with this board are stunning!” according to leading ‘OCer’ mICKEYmOUSE.