Monday, August 24th 2009

Foxconn's Inexpensive P55 M-ATX Motherboard Pictured

Foxconn's channel brand is preparing a simple, seemingly inexpensive motherboard based on the micro-ATX form factor, the P55MX. This board seats socket LGA-1156 processors, powered by a 5-phase VRM. The socket connects to two DDR3 DIMM slots, just about enough for dual-channel memory. Among its four expansion slots are a PCI-E 2.0 x16, a close-ended PCI-E x4, and two PCI slots. All six SATA ports from the PCH are assigned as internal ports, with the rest of the connectivity building on the PCH's feature-set: 8-channel HD audio, gigabit Ethernet, and for some reason, a serial port. Expect this to be priced very low, and perhaps in many branded OEM PCs.

Sources: TechConnect Magazine, Akiba PC Hotline
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12 Comments on Foxconn's Inexpensive P55 M-ATX Motherboard Pictured

#1
MTnumb
it sure does look cheap... i'd rather waste the extra cash for a better looking board
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A Cheese Danish
MTnumb said:
it sure does look cheap... i'd rather waste the extra cash for a better looking board
I have to agree. But I think it would be good for a budget build.
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MTnumb
A Cheese Danish said:
I have to agree. But I think it would be good for a budget build.
Who needs a P55 board for a budget build? :confused: the only place i see this fiting in to is the OEM market. well actually..if this costs less then 100$ maybe a budget build makes more sense.
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Mussels
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MTnumb said:
Who needs a P55 board for a budget build? :confused: the only place i see this fiting in to is the OEM market. well actually..if this costs less then 100$ maybe a budget build makes more sense.
office PC's and cheap workstations?
if you were buying 20 systems, even a $10 saving is worth it. If you're buying 500... well.

I can see these becoming popular with internet cafes (in gaming machines, ofc)
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#5
mtosev
only two memory slots. thats el cheapo :D
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#6
thezorro
the sad thing is that maybe costs 150 dollars.
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#8
erocker
thezorro said:
the sad thing is that maybe costs 150 dollars.
I'm thinking $50 - $75 dollar range.
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[I.R.A]_FBi
erocker said:
I'm thinking $50 - $75 dollar range.
I think 110
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#10
MopeyMartian
I'm thinking I got a "budget" Foxconn motherboard for my wife's PC and I'll never make that mistake again.
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#11
aj28
erocker said:
I'm thinking $50 - $75 dollar range.
According to AnandTech, the chipset itself costs $40, plus about $7 for the socket. Add in the rest of the components plus manufacturing and these things cost a cool $100+ just to produce.
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LittleLizard
Mussels said:
office PC's and cheap workstations?
if you were buying 20 systems, even a $10 saving is worth it. If you're buying 500... well.

I can see these becoming popular with internet cafes (in gaming machines, ofc)
im praying that a the internet cafe i go has this :laugh:
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