Saturday, November 8th 2008

Foxconn Quantum-Force Avenger Motherboard Spotted

Foxconn marks its enthusiast and gamer grade motherboards under the Quantum-Force banner. These motherboards are targeted towards overclockers and gamers. Having made a motherboard based on the Nehalem-supportive Blood Rage, the company hasn’t made a stop. They’ve come up with a new motherboard based on the Intel P45 chipset, known as ‘Avenger’.

Foxconn claims to have made several changes to the basic design of a motherboard, by pushing the northbridge closer to the DDR2 memory slots (reportedly to cut latencies), and the inclusion of a supplementary PCI-Express switch, to provide dual PCI-Express x16 connections for ATI Crossfire: something not possible with P45 motherboards. The switch chip is made by PLX, and is similar to the one used by AMD on its flagship Radeon HD 4870 X2 graphics card.

The CPU VRM area has been pushed on top the north of the CPU socket. The CPU is powered by a 6-phase circuit. The southbridge and PCI-E switch chips are provided with simplistic heatsinks. Foxconn plans to introduce this motherboard in the weeks to come.

Source: Expreview
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37 Comments on Foxconn Quantum-Force Avenger Motherboard Spotted

#1
OnBoard
Quite interesting design, CPU tower cooler fan can cool everything. Also a cheap X48 alternative.
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#2
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
Ohhhh!!! What kind of ram does it support? P45 chipset with dual 16x slots for crossfire?!? Unreal :toast:
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#3
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
It supports DDR2. Some info on how it manages dual x16:

The PLX chip is the same one AMD uses on the HD 4870 X2, where it does dual-GPU + GPU peer-to-peer switching:


In this particular board, the same model remains, just that the switch chip provides leads to two full-on PCI-E x16 slots:



Hypothetically two HD 4870 1G cards should give exactly the same level of performance as a 4870 X2, this board could be used to study how different ATI GPUs behave in an "X2" setup. More in this whitepaper: http://www.plxtech.com/pdf/product_briefs/PEX8647_Product_Brief_v0%2095_16Jun08.pdf
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#4
DanishDevil
Finally! They made the ULTIMATE Core 2 OCing board!

P45 is a way better clocker than X48, but X48 was the only one that wouldn't hold back your 4870x2's :D

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE release a mATX version!!! :rockout:
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#5
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
now add another 8x pcie slot with dual slot spacing between each and you have my board that i've been looking for.... too bad i dont need it now.
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#6
Darknova
Ok, where's the pre-order stand? :D
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#7
Gregsm
by: DanishDevil
Finally! They made the ULTIMATE Core 2 OCing board!

P45 is a way better clocker than X48, but X48 was the only one that wouldn't hold back your 4870x2's :D

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE release a mATX version!!! :rockout:
Since when mainstream chipset better than enthusiast? Even p35 seems oc better than p45. Im talking about NB, latency and bandwidth in particular.
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#8
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: DanishDevil
Finally! They made the ULTIMATE Core 2 OCing board!

P45 is a way better clocker than X48, but X48 was the only one that wouldn't hold back your 4870x2's :D

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE release a mATX version!!! :rockout:
Only if they sorted out the cheapish bios. The X38A I have could have been a monster, till you discover the bios is a cut down POS thought for a bios!:banghead:
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#9
DanishDevil
by: Gregsm
Since when mainstream chipset better than enthusiast? Even p35 seems oc better than p45. Im talking about NB, latency and bandwidth in particular.
P45 is a MUCH better overclocker than P35. You just have to research and calculate and know a lot more about it than P35 boards. They're much more complicated, but much more reliable and stable than P35.

And almost everyone knows that it's easier to get a higher FSB on a P35/P45 board versus an X38/X48 board. Not to be rude, but have you tried both yourself? I have.

by: sneekypeet
Only if they sorted out the cheapish bios. The X38A I have could have been a monster, till you discover the bios is a cut down POS thought for a bios!:banghead:
Aww pooh. I thought these Quantum-Force ones were supposed to be pretty legit with BIOS options. Well, hopefully other companies (*cough*ASUS*cough*DFI*cough*) will follow suit.
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#10
Darknova
by: DanishDevil
P45 is a MUCH better overclocker than P35. You just have to research and calculate and know a lot more about it than P35 boards. They're much more complicated, but much more reliable and stable than P35.

And almost everyone knows that it's easier to get a higher FSB on a P35/P45 board versus an X38/X48 board. Not to be rude, but have you tried both yourself? I have.



Aww pooh. I thought these Quantum-Force ones were supposed to be pretty legit with BIOS options. Well, hopefully other companies (*cough*ASUS*cough*DFI*cough*) will follow suit.
Well if it follows my P35 MARS in any way then it's going to be one hell of a clocker.
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#11
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: Darknova
Well if it follows my P35 MARS in any way then it's going to be one hell of a clocker.
Does that mean the one out of every 10 built that actually worked? Foxconn actually stopped sending them back to customers for RMA's, hence why I have the X38A!

Sorry Im a bit bitter at their half-assery and piss poor quality control!
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#12
blastboy
Can you buy Foxconn boards in the US? Im getting this board if at all Possible,Anyone Know?
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#14
[I.R.A]_FBi
so you guys saying its more of a farce than a force?

whats the general experieince with foxconn mobo,s everyone knows mine with my video card.
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#16
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
why do these awesome p45 boards have to come with cruddy old ddr2!!! >.< I love my bandwidth!
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#18
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
wrong... it goes into 8 + 8 + 4 when 3 cards are in.
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#20
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
thats why im going nehalem
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#22
mc-dexter
Foxconn... well they've never really been high end boards.. well never used to be, lol, but! with the looks of that board n from what i've quickly read its guna be great, and here's to the point, has anyone else ever had to contact foxconn? i think their customer suppost is exellent, I give them 10/10 for that, the others need to do some foxconn a*se licking and take some notice!

AMD well... customer support i hate them, i'd seriously say 3/10.

wow i could of made a thread about this subject... now there's an idea, lol
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#23
ShadowFold
I used to have a Foxconn. It was OK clocker but nowhere near as good as DFI or ASUS
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#24
mc-dexter
can't say about DFI, never even heard of those boards till i come on this site, but ASUS is sweet :D also Gigabyte are just as good i think.
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#25
grunt_408
I wish that board was around when I got mine I am looking to go crossfire again one day and 16x 8x and 4x dosnt really float my boat :(
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