Foxconn P67 Rattler Review
Foxconn aren't one of those manufacturers that the average user will immediately think of when naming companies that produce motherboards.
However, everyone who owns a motherboard is likely to own a bit of Foxconn, as they are one of the handful of companies that produce all the parts that other 'boards are made of. If you've ever wondered why things like RAM slots and PCI-e slots look the same, that's why. It's almost a guarantee that you've either got a Lotes CPU Socket or, yes indeed, a Foxconn one.
So it's only natural that they'd take what they do best and instead of supplying another company, they build their own. Most of these Foxconn boards fly under the radar, but there is definitely a cult following. Mention the X48 BlackOps in the right company and you'll soon be left in no doubt about some peoples feelings.
Of course it hasn't all been sweetness and light, with the X58 Bloodrage and X58 Flaming Blade being solid but unspectacular offerings. So how has the move to LGA1155 and the P67 chipset gone? We will soon find out as today we look at the P67A Rattler.
A quick trip across to Foxconn's website and we see that the Rattler covers everything you'd expect to see, with a standard layout of two PCI-e slots for graphics, some SATA3 and USB 3.0 ports and the like.
|Processor:||Intel® Sandybridge processors|
|Chipset:||Intel® P67 Chipset|
|Memory:||Dual channel DDR3 2133(oc)/1866(oc)/1600(oc)/1333/1066 x 4 DIMMs, Max.32GB|
|Expansion Slots:||• 2 * PCIe2.0 x 16 (Slot 1&2 share 16X) |
• 3 * PCIe2.0 x 1 slots
• 1 * PCI bus slot
|Serial ATA(SATA)/RAID:||4* SATA II ; 2* SATAIII;RAID 0, 1, 5+10|
|Audio:||7.1 channel HDA|
|IEEE1394:||VIA VT6308S 1394 Chip supports up to 2 x 1394a ports - Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps|
|Back Panel I/O Ports:||1 x PS/2 keyboard port |
1 x S/PDIF out Optical port
1 x S/PDIF out Coaxial port
2 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x 1394 port
1 x Audio jack supports 6 jacks
2 x RJ45 LAN ports
2 x eSATA ports
6 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x CCMOS Button
|Internal I/O Connectors:||1x ATX 24-Pin power connector. |
1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector.
1x 4-pin CPU Fan connector
3x 3-pin System Fan connectors .
2x 3-pin System FAN(no FAN control)
1x Front pannel header
1x Front Audio header
2 x Onboard Debug LED ports
3 x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 6 ports
3 x New LED Button for Quick Power/ Reset/ CCMOS
4 x SATAII connectors
2 x SATAIII connectors
1x IEEE1394a header
1x SPDIF OUT
1 x IDE connector
1x Speaker header
|BIOS Features:||Double 32Mb flash + 4M flashEEPROM w/ LAN boot PnP, ACPI, WfM, DMI 2.0|
|Support CD:||Drivers, Adobe Reader, SuperUtilities, Norton Internet Security|
|Standards/Manageability:||USB3.0, DMI 2.0|
|Form Factor:||ATX form factor 12.0 inch x 9.6 inch|