FOXCONN Unleashes the power of MARS
"FOXCONN today officially announced the launch of its first true overclocking motherboard"
Published: 30th August 2007 | Source: FOXCONN |
Foxconn releases first ‘overclocking’ motherboard in new Quantum Force product line
Milton Keynes, UK, August 30th 2007 – FOXCONN today officially announced the launch of its first true overclocking motherboard; MARS will be the first in a new product line called Quantum Force, which will be dedicated to overclocking and gaming enthusiasts. 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.
Even with an early BIOS edition and standard air cooling, MARS has already posted FSB frequencies of 575MHz and looks set to smash more records in the future. One reason for the great overclocking potential of MARS is the Gladiator BIOS. Specially developed for the Quantum Force product series, it is both user friendly and provides powerful OC options. BIOS features include a voltage multiplier for accessing a much wider range of voltage settings, advanced memory timing configuration and instant overclocking options for novices.
Quantum Force product series
The Quantum Force product series will deliver high-performance products for enthusiasts and gamers, with better value for money, and more focus on user feedback throughout the development process. “Quantum Force is not just about a new product line, it is also a complete philosophy about how we develop our products” claims Quantum Force product manager Greta Kuo.
“We have developed a design manifesto we call SWORD, which focuses on delivering more performance capability with better value for money, whilst listening to the feedback of real enthusiasts.” Users can find out more about the Quantum Force Manifesto at http://www.quantum-force.net which will launch in early September and includes a product registration function, access to Beta BIOS downloads, forums, tutorials, competitions and a range of video and interactive content for enthusiasts.
User friendly features
MARS has been designed to make it easier to unleash the power from your PC. An onboard CMOS clear button is positioned on the PCB alongside on/off/reset buttons. BIOS features such as OC Gear (which allows you to store OC profiles) and OC Recover (which automatically recovers to last good setting after a failure), make overclocking more convenient. The convenient Windows-based AEGIS Panel utility provides a simple interface for monitoring system temperatures, voltages and fan speeds, and setting up warnings if temperatures get too high.