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Foxconn is back in the motherboard market, and it's good timing what with Intel's Sandy Bridge launch, so here's its high-end board, the originally-named P67A-S.
Intel's new Sandy Bridge processors are stupidly, impossibly, hilariously quick. By some metrics, they're the most impressive new CPUs in memory. However, one of the downsides is the requirement for a new motherboard. Still, if you're going to make the migration to a new Sandy Bridge system, why not consider a small-form-factor board, such as the Foxconn H67S?
Black Ops traditionally refers to a group of soldiers who answer to no government and are unidentiﬁ able. Which is kind of bad news if you've just bought a BlackOps motherboard – who do you return it to if it goes wrong? There's probably a secret BIOS setting that sends Jason Bourne crashing into your house, only for him to shoot you in the head and make off with your beloved mobo. Well, actually it just goes through the normal channels. Missed opportunity there – nil points for marketing.
We're not usually convinced by boards which support two memory types, like this Foxconn effort. But coming in at the top of our benchmarks is quite an achievement - proving that that the P35 remains competitive against its bigger brother.
They mean the god of war, not the chocolate bar, obviously. That’d be silly. And this is not a silly board at all. It’s definitely pitched at the fiddler, with a giant heatsink and fan on the northbridge, and controls for boot, reset and CMOS clearly present as micro-switches on the board itself – very handy indeed.