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Foxconn H61MX review

It may be a basic motherboard, but the Foxconn H61MX is Sandy Bridge for £60

The benchmark results are somewhat surprising if we're honest. The Asus' P8P67M-Pro is one of the better micro-ATX P67 boards out there, but at stock speeds this Foxconn H61MX actually has it beat on a number of levels.

Obviously it doesn't have the overclocking options to really do the Intel Core i7-2600K justice, but at stock settings it's pretty impressive.

We've tested againstAsus P8P67M-Pro to show how the new H61 chipset compares against Intel's top performing Sandy Bridge chipset, the P67.

Tech Labs

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Tech Specs

Product TypeDesktop Motherboard
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelH61 Express
Onboard VideoCPU Dependent Video
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots1
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Processor SocketSocket H2 LGA-1155
Brand NameFoxconn
Form FactorMicro ATX
Processor SupportedCore i5, Core i7, Core i3, Pentium Dual-core, Celeron Dual-Core
Total Processor Supported1
Maximum Memory8 GB
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
64-bit ProcessingYes
Number of Memory Slots2
Number of PCI Slots2
Audio Channels7.1
Gigabit EthernetYes
Number of SATA Interfaces4
RAID SupportedNo
Number of Total Expansion Slots4
HDMIYes
DVIYes
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports1
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Total Number of USB Ports4
PS/2 PortYes
Number of PS/2 Ports1
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports6
Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports6
PCI Express StandardPCI Express 2.0
Total Number of PCI Express Slots2
Memory Form FactorDIMM
Width243.8 mm
Depth203.2 mm
ManufacturerFoxconn Electronics, Inc
Product ModelH61MX EL
Product NameH61MX EL Desktop Motherboard
Controller TypeSerial ATA/300
Manufacturer Part NumberMB-H61MX-EL
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.foxconn.com
Marketing Information

Mainstream segement MB, target to meet DDR3 platform demands of enthusiasts and gamers. support LGA1155 for Intel sandybridge processors with H61 single chipset. the H61MX EL allows you to build powerful PCs on a budget. Supporting dual channel 2 DIMMs DDR3 memory up to 8GB at 1600MHz?Overclocking), it is the best MB with HDMI, DVI and VGA integrated. Gigabit LAN and 8-channel HD audio are also included on this Microsoft Vista certified and Windows 7 ready motherboard.