Monday, March 8th 2010

Foxconn Intros AMD 890GX-based Digital Life Series Motherboards

OEM major Foxconn made additions to its own channel brand of motherboards with two Digital Lifes series models based on the AMD 890GX chipset, supporting socket AM3 processors. The nearly identical Foxconn Digital Life A9DA-S and A9DA (pictured in the same order below), are ATX boards building on the features the chipset provides. The CPU is powered by an 8-phase VRM. The AMD 890GX embeds an ATI Radeon HD 4290 class IGP with 128 MB (+UMA) SidePort memory and connectivity which includes DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI.

Expansion slots include two each of PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (electrical x8 when both are populated), PCI-E x1, and PCI. The SB850 southbridge gives out six SATA 6 Gb/s ports. Other standard features include 8-channel HD audio, gigabit Ethernet, and a number of USB 2.0 ports. The A9DA-S is the more premium variant, it has a heatsink over the CPU VRM, and a VIA 2-port FireWire controller. The two should be available in stores soon.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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6 Comments on Foxconn Intros AMD 890GX-based Digital Life Series Motherboards

You know, I used to consider Foxconn a good alternative for an inexpensive or basic build. They tended to be stable, and inexpensive, but with them in the news I'm just not sure I want to give these guys money anymore. Apparently the owner of Foxconn is the wealthiest man in Taiwan too.
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I wonder if anybody was beaten or died to make this motherboard?
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Kind of a ho-hum mobo if you ask me. Meh...
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i hope they make an FX
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Bird of Prey
Looks pretty plain but I am hoping it will be a good basic version. Any word on if Sapphire will be making an 890 board?
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w/ all others making USB 3.0 a standard on the boards, i'd pass on these.
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