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While the number of SATA ports is irrelevant as a rule, the difference is compensated by additional controllersAdvanced Clock Calibration support from SB suggests Foxconn A79A-S for a hardcore model. Besides functionality, users often buy expensive motherboards to get a platform, which would allow to upgrade a processor in future when need arises usually about months for active users.

The motherboard really offers maximum freedom to users Foxconn A79A-S multi-GPU configurations. Along with a natural option to install a couple of graphics cards with enough room between them for ventilation, you can also install three dual-slot graphics cards or four single-slot models. But if you use PCI Express 1.

Pay attention to the original design of the on-board power buttons illuminated. There is also a button to reset BIOS.

AMD SB arrives on the Foxconn A79A-S

Unlike a jumper, it can be used with a Foxconn A79A-S system and even with a running operating system the result -- BIOS settings reset to defaults -- will take effect after restart. But User Manual still recommends doing it when the power is off. There is a POST display to make the life of overclockers easier. An ultimatistic motherboard is supposed to offer a full set of outputs in its rear panel, but it's not always so.


So it must be noted that Foxconn A79A-S motherboard under review offers everything possible here. I already covered the problems I had with the JMicron controller in the Subsystem Section of this article so I won't repeat those long winded experiences here. I'll just say again that my issues were numerous but eventually I solved those issues or more to the point Foxconn A79A-S solved most of those issues with a BIOS update which leaves me some hope for this boards future.

While the board is an ok overclocker with the Phenom processor in fact I saw my highest CPU clockspeed on this very board it was the worst Athlon X2 Foxconn A79A-S I think I've ever seen. Despite my huge list of complaints this board does have a few things going for it. First it has a great layout for an AM2 motherboard and is in fact the best I've found so far in that area. The second thing going for it is decent Phenom overclocking thanks to ACC. Again HTT overclocking isn't that great but it never is with these boards. The third thing going for it is stability.

The board was always stable for me in Foxconn A79A-S and in fact is as stable as any board I've ever seen. The problem is that everything involving the board is an uphill battle.


There are simply far better choices out there to pair Foxconn A79A-S with an AMD processor and more boards will no doubt be hitting the market Foxconn A79A-S the introduction of AMD's SB south bridge and its' ACC feature. If you have masochistic tendencies and are looking for something that overclocks fairly well with a Phenom with a ton of extra effort on your part this board just might be for you but short of that I'd say it's best to look elsewhere.


The perfect motherboard for Foxconn A79A-S masochist! How is that for spin? That is not to say those battles cannot be overcome, but they will likely not be fun. Moving on to something positive.

Foxconn A79A-S -

The board was tremendously stable at 2. To be honest, I did not expect this board to be as stable as it was given the power hungry nature of the 2. Foxconn A79A-S the successful 2 hour mark, I incubated the motherboard. I stopped our testing at the 18 hour mark that ended at 51 degrees C.

Foxconn A79A-S vs. MSI K9N2 Diamond - NVIDIA vs. AMD im Test

Part of the Digital Life series of motherboards, the A79A-S offers enhanced connectivity and entertainment capability, backed-up by high-performance features. Foxconn's A79A-S ATX motherboard delivers powerful computing and graphics. Based on AMD's FX and SB chipsets, it is Foxconn A79A-S for the home or business.

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