1. Features - Specs
2. A Closer Look
4. Tests - 3D Mark 05
5. Tests - 3D mark 03
6. Tests - Codecreatures Benchmark
7. Tests - Aquamark Triscore, 3D Mark 01
8. Tests - Video Stress HL2
9. Tests - Quake 4
10. Tests - F.E.A.R.
11. Tests - NFS Most Wanted
12. Tests - PassMark
13. Tests - PCMark04/05
14. Tests - Overclocking
15. BIOS Settings - Page 1
16. BIOS Settings - Page 2
17. Bundled Software - Upgrading the BIOS
18. Bundled Software - Overclocking
19. Final Thoughts
Foxconn is the registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of advanced computer, communications and consumer electronics components, including motherboards, graphics cards, CPU coolers, barebone systems and chassis for personal computer desktops and servers.
Today, we are going to review the WinFast NF4SK8AA-8KRS SLI x8 mainboard from Foxconn, which is designed for AMD Socket 939 CPUs.
- AMD Athlon™ 64 and 64 FX processors, Socket 939
- 2000 MT/s HyperTransport™
- Dual channel DDR400 / DDR333 / DDR 266 DRAM x4 DIMMs, Max 4GB
- 2 PCIe x16, support dual GPU
- 1 PCIe x1
- 4 Serial ATAII
- 7.1 channel Audio, AC97 interface (Realtek)
- GbE LAN (Marvell)
- 10 USB 2.0 ports
|Processor||Socket 939 for AMD Athlon™ 64 and 64 FX processors|
|Chipset||NVIDIA NF4 SLI|
|Front Side Bus||Up to 2000 MT/s HyperTransport™|
|Memory||Dual channel DDR400 x4, support up to 4GB|
|VGA on Die||N/A|
|Expansion Slots||2 x PCIe x16, 1 x PCIe x1 and 3 x PCI slots|
|Serial ATA(SATA)/RAID||Serial ATA II x 4 with RAID 0,1,0+1,JBOD and cross-controller RAID|
|IDE||ATA133 x 2 (w/ RAID)|
|Audio||Integrated 7.1, Realtek ALC 850 (AC97 interface) - support S/PDIF-out|
|LAN||GbE LAN (PHY Marvell 88E1111)|
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1 x PS/2 Keyboard & Mouse
1 set 7.1 channel Audio Jack (6 jacks)
1 x COM
1 x Parallel
2 x LAN
4 x USB 2.0
1 x Coax S/PDIF out port
1 x Fiber S/PDIF out port
|Internal I/O Connectors||1 x CD IN
1 x Front audio header
3 x USB 2.0 headers, support 6 ports
1 x COM2 header
1 x IrDA header
1 x Speaker header
|BIOS Features||LPC-4Mb, ACPI 1.0b, APM 1.2, PnP 1.0a, SMBIOS 2.3, USB 2.0, WfM 2.0|
|Support CD||Chipset Drivers, DirectX 9.0, RAID Driver, VGA Driver, USB 2.0 Driver,
Audio Driver, Network Driver, Adobe Reader 6.0, SuperUtilities,
Norton Internet Security
|Standards/Manageability||USB2.0, WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, LPC 1.1 Interface, PC2001|
|Special Features||Wake on ring, LAN, USB, keyboard & mouse, STR (Suspend-to-Ram),
STD (Suspend-to-Disk), SuperRecovery, SuperBoot, SuperBIOS-Protect,
SuperSpeed by BIOS, SuperStep, SuperLogo, SuperUpdate by CD Driver,
|Form Factor||ATX (12" x 9.6")|
- Unique Features
Reduces computer boot time by storing values during first boot and using them during future.
A “hidden (hard drive) partition” to store and recover BIOS CMOS setup, partition table, and more.
Jumperless system bus overclocking executed through a dedicated BIOS setting.
A Windows-based BIOS updating utility.
|X.G.P Exclusive Graphic power
Exclusive power for graphic card for better graphic performance and for future upgrade usage.
|O.C.R One click resume
Push "reset", return to pre-overfrequency status immediately, reduce unnecessary troubles.
BIOS Q.B.U Quick BIOS Update
|M.B.A Multi Boot Agent
Press "ESC" under POST interface,select needed boot equipment in "Boot Menu".
S.F.C Smart FAN Commander
Smart hi-fi equipment installation guidance, easy configure 5.1 or 7.1 channel sound effects home theater.
BIOS Boot Block protection. Insert the floppy disk and reboot,rescue the crashed BIOS.
Base on Intel PAT, accelerates the speed of access from CPU to memory.
|S.C.F Super Clock free
Adjustable CPU Multiplier, perform better FSB, more options for overclocking.
Let's move on and take a closer look...