Foxconn, fuelled by Intel P45, launches new mobos

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New motherboards deliver a performance leap for mainstream systems - Support latest Intel® processors and up to 16GB of memory

Foxconn, fuelled by Intel P45, launches new mobos

Yantai, China, July 14 2008 - FOXCONN announce a new generation of mainstream-performance motherboards based on the Intel® P45 chipset. Optimized for the latest Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme, Core™2 Quad and Core™ 2 Duo processors up to 1600(OC)MHz FSB, the P45A-S and P45A motherboards promise outstanding performance and exceptional value for money when building mainstream systems with great performance capability.

Install up to 16GB of memory

Both motherboards support an astonishing 16GB of Dual Channel DDR2 1066/800/667MHz memory - ideal for desktop media encoding systems or running other applications which benefit from additional installed memory.

CrossFireX™ enabled for better gaming

The P45A series are at home as much in a gaming rig as they are at the centre of a media or family PC. With CrossFireX™ enabled via 2* PCIe2.0 x16 slots (running at dual x8 bandwidth), gaming performance is greatly improved, especially in graphics-demanding FPS and simulation games.

The use of the PCIe2.0 connectors doubles the effective bandwidth between the graphics card(s) and the system, which means the rest of your PC can keep pace with even the fastest graphics cards - no bottlenecks!

Improved system control and monitoring

With FOXCONN's proprietary FoxOne™ Premium technology onboard, users can make additional performance enhancements with ease; the Windows-based control panel enables adjustments to FSB, memory and PCIe frequencies, along with voltage controls for CPU, memory and chipset northbridge. FoxOne™ Premium also includes extensive temperature monitoring and fan speed adjustments at the click of a mouse!

Multi-streaming audio

Providing the basis of a true performance system, the P45A motherboard range also enables multi-streaming 7.1 channel HD audio. Users can play audio from different sources and deliver it to different rooms in the house, or play games with headphones and still play music in their living room, for instance.

Solid reliability and performance

FOXCONN have used a 100% SOLID Capacitor* design to improve reliability and overall system stability. Solid capacitors typically last around 6 times longer than their electrolytic counterparts.

* 100% SOLID Capacitor is applied only on P45A-S

Make more connections

The P45A series includes all the latest connectivity technologies to enable the construction of a highly-adaptable PC. 6x SATAII and 1x eSATA connectors are provided, for super-fast, reliable access to data. eSATA transfers data up to 6 times faster than USB2.0 making it the connection of choice in today's 'high-bandwidth' digital world.

2x IEEE1394a are also provided (P45A-S only), with one connector on the rear I/O for convenient access to multimedia devices. A total of 12* USB2.0 (4 on rear I/O) are included, and even 1x ATA 133 connector for legacy devices.

Specification Details

P45A-S (Intel® P45 & ICH10R)
P45A (Intel® P45 & ICH10)

CPU Support: Supports Socket 775 for Intel® Core™2 Extreme, Core™2 Quad, Core™ 2 Duo, Pentium® Dual-Core & Celeron® processors. Supports 45nm CPUs (Wolfdale/Yorkfield)

FSB Support: 1600(OC)/1333/1066/800MHz

Memory Support: 4 x 240-pin DIMM of 1.8 Volt Dual Channel DDRII 1066/800-667, 16Gb max. memory capacity

Expansion: 2* PCIe x16 slot, 2* PCIe x1 slot, 2* PCI slot

Connectivity: 6* SATAII, 1* eSATA, 2* IEEE1394a, 12* USB2.0, 1* ATA (P45A-S) 6* SATAII, 1* eSATA, 12* USB2.0, 1* ATA (P45A)

RAID: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10.(P45A-S) N/A (P45A)

Audio: 7.1channel HD Audio with multi-streaming

Networking: Gigabit LAN

Form Factor: ATX


The P45A-S and P45A are available in worldwide distribution channel shortly.


Foxconn is the registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry Company Ltd., the foremost provider of joint-design, joint-development, manufacturing, assembly and after-sales services to global Computer, Communication and Consumer-electronics ("3C") leaders.

A business group of Hon Hai Precision Industry Company Ltd., Channel Innovation & Service Group (CISG) provides channel solutions to customers around the globe.

Foxconn's Channel Innovation & Service Group (CISG) is committed to providing reliable, high-quality products to all its customers - large and small. We understand how the channel has evolved - its impact on consumers and the people who work in the computer industry. Consequently, we are aggressively innovating to deliver solid, honest products that promote simplicity and ease of use, while at the same time appreciating the natural and human environment through the entire product life cycle. Through this philosophy of connecting people and technologies, Foxconn CISG is enabling a vast range of PC assemblers, retailers and end-users the freedom to create their own computing solutions.

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