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Foxconn launches $400 BLACKOPS mobo

X48 with the kitchen sink.

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Cameron Wilmot
Published Mon, Apr 21 2008 11:23 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT
Foxconn has today launched the second motherboard in its Quantum Force series and it's a ripper.

BLACKOPS is the name and this mighty motherboard may even make the most serious of overclockers cringe. It is based on Intel's new X48 Express chipset and is targeted specifically at overclockers. Out of the box, it includes a 4-in-1 chipset cooling arrangement that allows for regular air cooling as well as water cooling and even LN2 or dry ice.


It also features 8 phases digital PWM for solid stability under extreme conditions. You'll also get bundled the SONAR daughter card which includes Realtek's ALC885 chip for 8 channels of High Definition Audio with an impressive 106dB SNR.

Not only that, Foxconn goes much further by providing variable resistors for volt-modding, motherboard tray for convenient workbench access to all parts of the motherboard and the Quantum Flow fan kit - which improves airflow around installed VGA cards. The Quantum Flow fan can be installed in a horizontal or vertical position and is said to lower temperatures around multi-VGA rigs by around 5ºC.

Foxconn are shooting directly for ultra high-end with BLACKOPS and if you are prepared to spend $400 USD (about $450 AUD), you'll get just that.

Cameron founded TweakTown in 1999 after it originally started off as his personal homepage. Cameron was once, many years ago, the only person at TweakTown producing content, but nowadays, he spends his time ensuring TweakTown operates at its best in his senior management role.

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