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Foxconn announces overclocking board
Press release, September 3; Eric Mah, DIGITIMES

Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry) officially announced the launch of its first true overclocking motherboard, Mars, which will be the first in a new product line called Quantum Force. The new product line will be dedicated to overclocking and gaming enthusiasts, according to the Foxconn.

Based on the Intel P35 chipset, Mars has been specially tuned for overclocking performance, and has undergone extensive testing and trials by some of the world's leading overclockers before release to retail customers in September, stated Foxconn.

Mars will be available in the channel from early September with a suggested retail price of around US$230.

Mars motherboard specifications



CPU Support

Skt775 for Intel Core2 Quad, Core2 Extreme,
Core2 Duo, Pentium Dual-Core E2xxx, Celeron
4xx, Pentium D, Pentium 4 processors
Supports Intel next generation 45nm Multi-Core

FSB support



Supports 4 x 240-pin DIMM of 1.8 Volt Dual Channel
DDRII 1066/800/667, 8GB max. memory capacity


1 PCI Express x16 slot & 1a PCI Express x4 slot with CrossFire support
2 PCI Express x1 slots
3 PCI bus slots


1 eSATA, 6 SATAII, 2 IEEE1394a, 12 USB2.0, 1 ATA


RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 with Intel Matrix
Storage Technology and Intel Rapid Recover technology


7.1 channel HD audio


Gigabit LAN

BIOS & special


Gladiator BIOS with OC Gear, OC Recover, Cool Fan control
Onboard CMOS & On/Off/Reset buttons
Cool Pipe (heatpipe solution)
100% solid capacitor design

Form factor


Source: Company, compiled by Digitimes, September 2007

The Foxconn Mars motherboard

Foxconn's Mars motherboard
Photo: Company

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