Foxconn Renaissance X58 Digital Life Motherboard

Conclusion

Conclusion Foxconn Renaissance

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.

The Good
+ Performance
+ Quality
+ Reasonable overclocking
+ Better BIOS than past Digital Life offerings

The Mediocre
* Bundle still lacking
* Price still a little too high

The Bad
- Nothing to report

OC3D Recommended award

Thanks to Altech Computers for providing the Foxconn Renaissance sample

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08-02-2009, 07:22:04

PV5150
Will the X58-based Foxconn Renaissance be the shining light for Foxconn's Digital Life multimedia range of motherboards?

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...040726214s.jpg

Check out the review here

08-02-2009, 07:32:42

zak4994
I was waiting for the review of this.

Awesome looking board and the northbridge looks epic.

08-02-2009, 07:35:26

VonBlade
Not a bad looking board. That heatsink is strangeness personified though. Why produce a board that is unlikely to handle the huge heatsinks most people use? Very odd choice.

Like the colour scheme though. As those who've seen my profile can attest lol.

Quite a steep price for such an average overclock. The Bloodrage is only 30 quid more.

08-02-2009, 07:36:38

zak4994
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='VonBlade'
Not a bad looking board. That heatsink is strangeness personified though. Why produce a board that is unlikely to handle the huge heatsinks most people use? Very odd choice.

Like the colour scheme though. As those who've seen my profile can attest lol.

Quite a steep price for such an average overclock. The Bloodrage is only 30 quid more.
This has 6 RAM slots while Bloodrage has only 3.

24GB anyone?

08-02-2009, 07:56:23

w3bbo
Nice review m8.

Couple of questions for you:

The CPU-Z screeny shows 1.216v. Was this max Vcore you used?

What was the Vdrop/droop like?

08-02-2009, 08:00:40

PV5150
Thanks all for comments so far

@ webbo: Nah voltage was set at 1.4v in BIOS mate.

08-02-2009, 08:31:54

AntiHeroUK
Good job on the review Matthew

I would however have the Bloodrage over this any day..

08-02-2009, 08:37:33

w3bbo
Horses for courses I think. The bloodrage is targeted to a different audience (hardcore benchers) whereas the renaissance is more a workstation based platform.
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