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Foxconn Winfast 6150K8MD Motherboard - HTPC users dream? - Final Thoughts

By: Cameron Johnson | NVIDIA Chipset in Motherboards | Posted: Jun 19, 2006 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.0%Manufacturer: Foxconn

Final Thoughts


nVidia's GeForce 6150 chipset is an ideal companion for the HTPC integrated market. While the onboard graphics won't win any gaming battles, when it comes down to the basics for rendering Windows, displaying your monitor on the TV, this graphics system is just as good as any discrete graphics card that you will find.


Foxconn has done a great job to produce a board for the HTPC market that not only has all the features you will need, it also has some fairly decent overclocking results.


Overall if you want to put a HTPC together using AMD64 technology, it's hard to go past the Foxconn 6150K8MD motherboard as your choice of hardware. It has pretty much everything you would be looking for and only misses a couple of options which might not be of any use to you anyway.


- Pros


Perfect base for your HTPC system




Passive cooling for quieter computing


Hardware HD rendering engine built into onboard GeForce 6150


Onboard DVI port and HD component video output


Supports all Socket 939 processors


Reasonable overclocking


Firewire and Gigabit networking support


- Cons


Placement of the 4-pin power connector


Lacks optical or digital coaxial audio output


Very simple package


No HDMI port but hardly any motherboards include it so far


Rating - 8 out of 10


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