TweakTown had the opportunity to take a quick look at the Foxconn Cinema AMD 785G motherboard, this model is targeted at HTPCs and will cost around $99. Worldwide availability is expected by the end of August, but Chinese customers will already be able to get it in early August.
The Foxconn Cinema AMD 785G supports AMD2+ and AM3 processors, DDR2 668/800/1066 support, five-phase power circuit, 100% solid state caps and ferrite choke power delivery. One of the special features for the HTPC market is the inclusion of surround sound 7.1 channel audio with DTS Connect and Dolby Digital Live certification.
It is part of the popular Digital Life line and is based on the upcoming AMD 785G chipset, which includes the DX10.1 ATI Radeon HD 4200 GPU. Overclocking is one of the features which hasn't been forgotten on this small board and there is an option in the BIOS to increase the graphics core up to 1100MHz - and that enables it to hit a 3DMark06 score of around 2700 3DMarks. On the Deluxe version of the board, 128MB DDR3 1333MHz onboard SidePort memory is included for an extra performance boost.