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

Foxconn is back with a look at the 6150K8MD motherboard. Based on the GeForce 6150 chipset, can it make into your HTPC?

| 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

 

Fast

 

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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