Foxconn H67S review

Sandy Bridge in a tiny form factor with this mini-ITX motherboard

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It's early days for Sandy Bridge motherboard testing, and it will take time to generate a reference point for comparative performance. That said, we do happen to have Asus' Maximus IV Extreme on hand to provide some early context.

The Maximus is an enthusiast-class board based on the P67 discrete chipset, and therefore probably represents the fastest possible platform for Intel's new Sandy Bridge CPUs, including the astonishing Core i7-2600K. As our benchmarks show, the H67S isn't quite running on all cylinders. The main problem is sub-optimal support for Intel's Turbo Boost feature.

Professional rendering, Cinebench R10

Time – faster is better

Foxconn H67S: 38 seconds
Asus Maximus IV Extreme: 35 seconds
Gigabyte P55A-UD6**: 46 seconds

Video encoding, x264 HD

Frames per second – higher is better

Foxconn H67S: 32fps
Asus Maximus IV Extreme: 35fps
Gigabyte P55A-UD6**: 28fps

Gaming, World in Conflict

Frames per second – higher is better

Foxconn H67S: 90fps
Asus Maximus IV Extreme: 96fps
Gigabyte P55A-UD6**: 78fps

Memory bandwidth, SiSoft Sandra

Gigabyte per seconds – higher is better

Foxconn H67S: 14.1GB/s
Asus Maximus IV Extreme: 18.7GB/s
Gigabyte P55A-UD6**: 17.3GB/s

** P55 chipset and Intel Core i7-870


Tech Specs

Product TypeDesktop Motherboard
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelH67 Express
Onboard VideoCPU Dependent Video
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots1
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Processor SocketSocket H2 LGA-1155
Brand NameFoxconn
Form FactorMini ITX
Processor SupportedCore i5, Core i7, Core i3, Pentium Dual-core, Celeron Dual-Core
Total Processor Supported1
Maximum Memory16 GB
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
64-bit ProcessingYes
Number of Memory Slots2
Audio Channels7.1
Gigabit EthernetYes
Number of SATA Interfaces3
Number of Total Expansion Slots1
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports1
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Total Number of USB Ports6
PS/2 PortYes
Number of PS/2 Ports1
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports4
Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports4
PCI Express StandardPCI Express 2.0
Total Number of PCI Express Slots1
Memory Form FactorDIMM
Number of eSATA Ports1
Width171.5 mm
Depth171.5 mm
ManufacturerFoxconn Electronics, Inc
Product ModelH67S
Product NameH67S Desktop Motherboard
Controller TypeSerial ATA/300, Serial ATA/600
Manufacturer Part NumberMB-H67S 2.0
Manufacturer Website Address