Foxconn A78AX entry-level motherboard unveiled

Posted on Tuesday, February 05 2008 @ 0:35 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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