Foxconn A78AX entry-level motherboard unveiled

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 05 2008 @ 00:35 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Foxconn unveiled a new entry-level AMD motherboard, the A78AX. This board uses the AMD 770 chipset and features the SB700 southbridge. The motherboard features a 4-phase power design and features the FoxOne Premium technology for easy overclocking.
As the first motherboard manufacturer to use the SB700 southbridge across its entire AMD 7-Series chipset range, FOXCONN are leading the market in providing more connectivity options for mainstream desktop computing. The A78AX has been configured to provide 6 SATAII connectors with RAID functionality, and up to 10 USB2.0 ports.

The A78AX includes HyperTransport™ 3.0 technology and full support for AM2+ Phenom™ processors and socket AM2 Athlon™ and Sempron™ models.

Supporting the latest PCIe Gen2.0 graphics cards, the A78AX includes 1* PCIe x16 Gen2.0 and 2* PCIe x1 Gen2.0 ports, along with 3* PCI slots for older cardbus products. PCIe Gen2.0 technology doubles the available aggregate bandwidth between PCIe Generation 2 cards and the motherboard. This means a Gen2.0 16-lane (x16) link can provide up to 16GB/s of bandwidth; 8GB/s in each direction. PCIe Gen2.0 is backwards compatible, and so existing PCIe “Gen1” cards can be plugged into Gen2.0 slots.


Specification
  A78AX-S  A78AX-K
CPU Support     

Supports AMD Socket AM2+/AM2 processors (Phenom FX, Phenom, Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64, Sempron)

HyperTransport™ 

HT3.0

Memory 

DDRII 1066**/800MHz, 4GB max.

Expansion

 1* PCIe Gen2.0 x16 slot
2* PCIe Gen2.0  x1 slot
3* PCI slot

Connectivity 

6* SATAII, 10* USB2.0, 1* ATA

Audio 

7.1 Channel HD Audio 

5.1 Channel HD Audio

Networking 

Gigabit LAN

Form Factor

 ATX



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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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