Foxconn H67MP-S Preview

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Foxconn H67MP-S

The H67MP-S features a dark blue PCB and some pretty basic cooling. for the chipset, just a small aluminium sink.

From a quick look around the board we can see it has 2 x four pin fan headets and only requires the 4pin CPU power cable.


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There’s 6 assorted SATA connectors in alternative colours. The blue ones represent SATA II connectors with transfer speeds up to 3.0GB/s, whereas the yellow ones support the newer SATA III interface which is capable of handling data transfers of up to 6.0GB/s.


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Four possible DIMM slots in a twin blue and off-white paint scheme.


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It looks like Low RDS MOSFETs have been used which is nice to see, as these can help minimise conduction issues, as well as operating at a lower temperature than traditional designs; their lower profile also helps with system air flow.

Unfortunately however, it does seem that Foxconn have skipped on the use of the more durable and energy efficient Ferrite chokes and stuck with traditional Iron variants. While there are obviously a lot of factors that go into the making of a motherboard, the use of Ferrite chokes can allow for better overclocking and a reduced energy loss overall.

That said, solid capacitors are used throughout, which allows for much improved durability, as well as better heat resistance.


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At the rear you have your usual PS2 keyboard port, sitting just above two USB 2.0 connectors. The other ports at the back are mostly USB 2.0 also, except the two blue ones which support USB 3.0. There’s a 6 port onboard sound card, allowing for directional based 7.1 surround sound as well as microphone input; all handled by onboard Realtek chips.

Thanks to the onboard GPU you have built in DVI and VGA connectors. Unfortunately at this stage however we’re not sure what the GPU is.

You also have the traditional ethernet port.

 


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There’s twin PCIe 16x lanes, both coated a bright and cheery yellow; should you get confused. Sitting between the two are are a pair of PCIe 1x slots; not a PCI to be found so anyone with older network or sound cards would be best to take note of this before considering an upgrade.


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Last modified: February 15, 2011

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