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Computex 2007: Foxconn showcasing full line of Bearlake motherboards
Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES, Taipei

Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is featuring a full line of PC products at Computex Taipei 2007, including motherboards supporting both the Intel and AMD platforms, multimedia motherboards with an HDMI port, Nvidia GeForce 8000 series graphics cards, and a newly designed case and cooling solution.

With Intel officially launching its Bearlake platform during Computex, Foxconn is showcasing a number of motherboards featuring the Intel G31, G33, G35, P35, Q35 and X38 chipsets. The motherboards will be able to support Intel's new 45nm processor (Wolfdale for dual-core and Yorkfield for quad-core) with front side bus (FSB) speeds up to 1333MHz, while also supporting DDR2 or DDR2/DDR3 combo memory.

Foxconn is also highlighting new Nvidia 8600 and 8500 graphics card solutions as well as launching its new cooling technology for PCs, which adopts both heat-pipes and a special heatsink.

Foxconn launched its own-brand motherboard business in 2004 while its own-brand graphics card lineup was introduced in 2006.

Foxconn motherboard specifications

Item

Details

Model

X38A

G35M-S

P35A-S

G33M

Support CPU

Intel Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Extreme, Pentium E2xxx, Celeron 4xx, Pentium D and 45nm processor

FSB

1333/1066/800 MHz

Memory

Dual-channel DDR2 up to 8GB

Dual-channel DDR2 up to 8GB

Dual-channel DDR2 up to 8GB

Dual-channel DDR2 and DDR3 combo memory

Chipsets

Intel X38 & ICH9R

Intel G35 & ICH8R

Intel P35 & ICH9R

Intel G33 & ICH9

VGA

3 PCIe x16

Intel GMA X3100

2 PCIe x16

Intel GMA 3100

Source: Company, compiled by Digitimes, June 2007

Foxconn Intel P35A-S motherboard

Foxconn Intel P35A-S motherboard
Photo: Joseph Tsai, Digitimes, June 2007

Foxconn Intel X38A motherboard

Foxconn Intel X38A motherboard
Photo: Joseph Tsai, Digitimes, June 2007

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