Foxconn Renaissance X58 Digital Life Motherboard

BIOS

BIOS

The Foxconn Renaissance uses an American Megatrends BIOS. Most of these screens will look very familiar, and as a result I will be concentrating purely on the tweaking/tuning/overclocking settings in order to save time as I'm sure many of you are already familiar with the other pages. The overclocking settings are contained with the Fox Central Control Unit section which is where we shall start our tour.

Foxconn Renaissance splash screen Foxconn Renaissance Main screen
Fox Central Unit config CPU configuration

Upon entering the Fox Central Control Unit section of the BIOS we are greeted with CPU Configuration, Memory Timing Config, All Voltage Control, QPI Frequency, and CPU Frequency. Under the CPU Configuration tab we can see the obligatory CPU Ratio ; Hardware Prefetcher; Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch; Limit CPUID; Virtualisation  Technology; Execute Disable Bit and Intel Hyperthreading Function settings.

Memory Timing Config Uncore Frequency

DRAM Frequency
 
Moving on to the Memory Timing Configuration tab we are greeted by a very standard set of memory timing configurations. You have the option to set the memory timing mode to Auto or Manual, but seeing as this is OC3D we chose the latter :D. Uncore Frequency can be set to Auto, but the manual configuration allows for 1333Mhz through to 4000Mhz, as does the DRAM Frequency.

All Votage Control

CPU voltage CPU VTT voltage options

Memort Voltage NB Voltage

Under the All Voltage Control tab we have voltage configuration options for CPU, VTT, Memory and the Northbridge. For CPU and VTT voltage options you basically pick an option from the voltage stepping drop-down list. Foxconn has also provided current voltage/target voltage screen below the drop-down list which makes the method a little more functional and accurate. Memory voltage can be increased to a maximum of 2.794 volts and Northbridge voltage to a maximum of 1.936 volts.

PC Health_1 PC Health_2

The Foxconn Renaissance has a really comprehensive PC Health tab where all current voltages are displayed and temperature thresholds and fan settings are able to be adjusted accordingly. Nice touch Foxconn.

Let's head over the page to see how we're going to test the Foxconn Renaissance...
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Most Recent Comments

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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