Foxconn first with Intel 955X motherboard

Following the launch this month of Intel’s Pentium Extreme Edition 840 CPUs and 955X chipset, Foxconn has been quick to grab the opportunity by launching the world’s first motherboard based on these new technologies.

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By  Chris Fernando Published  April 18, 2005

Following the launch this month of Intel’s Pentium Extreme Edition 840 CPUs and 955X chipset, Foxconn has been quick to grab the opportunity by launching the world’s first motherboard based on these new technologies. The Foxconn 955X7AA-8EKRS2 supports 64-bit dual core processors and can hold up to 8GB of DDR2 memory. Interfaces on the motherboard include one Serial ATAII and four Serial ATA interfaces for storage, one dual-port Broadcom LAN, one IEEE1394b, two IEEE1394a and eight USB2.0 ports. The board also supports Intel’s SpeedStep energy saving technology. When a notebook is running on battery power, this feature drops the processor to a lower frequency and voltage, conserving battery life while maintaining the same performance. The motherboard also offers super-quick FSB (front side bus) speeds of 800MHz or 1,066MHz, plus hyper-threading support and four PCI Express slots. The 955X7AA is aimed at high-end gamers and enthusiasts, and will be available in this region by the end of this month for an asking price of $169.

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