Foxconn Renaissance X58 Digital Life MotherboardConclusion
So how well did the Foxconn Renaissance perform in today's review?
The Foxconn Renaissance is a well laid out motherboard with some excellent features. Foxconn should be commended for squeezing so much onto an ATX PCB. The move from the mismatched colour schemes of previous Digital Life motherboards to the sexy black and orange should also appeal to many.
The re-worked American Megatrends BIOS is also a lot friendlier than past offerings from the Digital Life range - it's not perfect, but definitely a lot better. Admittedly, the motherboard is targeted towards the HTPC enthusiast and the BIOS configurations reflect that. The Foxconn Renaissance was never meant to be an overclocking behemoth. If you want one of those then check out the Foxconn Bloodrage.
One area that Foxconn always seems to fall down in is the asking price for their motherboards. With the Foxconn Renaissance having a bundle extremely similar to the other two Digital Life motherboards, I can't help but feel that they could offer a little more for the money. If Foxconn were to include a licensed copy of 3DMark Vantage or a recent popular game, then the bundle would be considerably more appealing. However, that being said, the Foxconn Renaissance doesn't come in as the most expensive X58-based motherboard as I thought it may have done. Our UK readers can get their hands on the Foxconn Renaissance from Ebuyer for the sum of £249.99 inc vat.
+ Reasonable overclocking
+ Better BIOS than past Digital Life offerings
* Bundle still lacking
* Price still a little too high
- Nothing to report
Thanks to Altech Computers for providing the Foxconn Renaissance sample
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