Friday, October 17th 2008

Foxconn Turns on the Heat with X58 Blood Rage

Foxconn has definitely taken serious steps to claim its place in the race for market supremacy with premium motherboards these days. Their high-end motherboard range is diversified into the Digital Life series for the premium all-rounder motherboards, and Quantum-Force for enthusiast and gamer-grade boards. Foxconn's addition to the Quantum-Force series based on the new Nehalem-supportive X58 chipset, is the Blood Rage.

To quickly run you through the features, it is an enthusiast board for overclockers and gamers alike. It only features three DDR3 DIMM slots, while featuring four PCI-Express x16 slots, supporting both ATI CrossfireX and NVIDIA SLI. It supports DDR3 1800 memory (OC), and a 14 phase hybrid CPU power circuit featuring DirectFET MOSFET technology. The board features a 4-in-1 chipset cooler technology, which can serve purposes of a air-cooling (DIY), water-cooling, and cavity for liquid-nitrogen cooling, much like the Black Ops motherboard. Sound is modularised, with a bundled Foxconn SONAR X-Fi sound card. The board supports SAS storage. What a drool!


Source: VR Zone
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54 Comments on Foxconn Turns on the Heat with X58 Blood Rage

#1
Wile E
Power User
insider said:
Hardcore = bench freaks, a very small market but I get your point. :D
I'm one of those bench junkies, but to be honest, I'm still kinda torn over the issue. If the other 3 slots were sacrificed for some other great and awe inspiring feature, then I'd be all for it, but it seems to me this board isn't really all that different than other X58 boards in terms of power features or anything. I guess we'll have to wait and see.
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#2
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
I prefer the 3 slots to 6 to be honest, I doubt I'll need more than 3GB, especially in triple channel running at at least 1066MHz.
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#3
cheesemonkey
Best mobo for looks ive seen!

Only doubt for me is foxconn themselves... are they any good?
This from vr-zone also makes this mobo sound awesome!!
There is also a QF Panel for on-the-fly overclocking from the 5.25" drive bay and a Quantum BIOS with all the OC options.
I guess its now between the P6T and this? OC Palm vs 5.25" QF Panel. However the TurboV and Express Gate sounds good on the P6T.
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#4
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
I prefer the 3 slots to 6 to be honest, I doubt I'll need more than 3GB, especially in triple channel running at at least 1066MHz.
indeed. You wont see test bench enthusiasts out there loading up all the channels on current boards.. all it does is just put strain on the northbridge and a much trickier ram tweaking. Not sure about x58s though.. with the memory now being related to the proc and all.
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