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Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H review

Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H (Intel 975X Express - Core 2 Ready)

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If this year's Computex was any indication, Foxconn is seriously aiming high in the enthusiast component market. Not only have they put pressure on top-tier motherboard manufacturers such as ASUS with their own retail branded motherboards, they're bull headed about getting into the graphics card market as well. Sponsoring such international gaming events such as KODE5, Foxconn is also making inroads into the gaming community. In light of this, we've decided to take a closer look at one of their top end motherboards for the Intel platform, the 975X7AB-8EKRS2H. This board is actually Foxconn's second attempt at the Intel 975X Express chipset (the first being the 975X7AA), which now includes Core 2 processor support as well.

If you're familiar with Foxconn's naming conventions, the board suffix details the features available on it. For those that do not know this, don't worry. The table below lists out its full specifications along with the peripherals that you'll be in the box as well. For the sake of naming, we'll use the shortened 975X7AB for the rest of this article.

  • 2 x SATA data cables
  • 2 x SATA power converter cables (dual plugs)
  • 2 x 80-conductor Ultra ATA data cable
  • 1 x floppy drive data cable
  • I/O shield
  • Driver CD
  • User's manual