Foxconn P67A-S review

Bargain Sandy Bridge board, but what's the real cost?

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Our Verdict

For those who want to try Intel's latest technology but don't want to get bogged down with a lot of unnecessary features then this one board to have a closer look at


  • Price tag
  • Number of USB ports


  • BIOS
  • Box bundle is a bit meagre

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.

To some in the know, Foxconn is the world's largest electronic manufacturer, but to the majority of the population it's one of the world's biggest manufacturers they've never heard of.

It's responsible for myriad OEM products, such the ViewSonic ViewPad 7 and more impressively the iPhone and all its brethren.

It made a real impact with its return to the consumer sector though with its range of X58 based boards; the FlamingBlade, Bloodrage and Renaissance series. Now it's turned its attention to Intel's latest Sandy Bridge technology and has released a range of boards based around the H67 chipset along with this solitary P67 board.

After reading the feature list of the Foxconn P67A-S, you'd be forgiven for thinking, "Is that it?"

Compared to a lot of its rivals using the P67 chipset, it does appear to be a bit light in the add-on features department.

This is not necessarily a bad thing since most people, if they're honest, hardly use many of the extras you find crammed today's motherboards anyway.

And if the lack of frills keeps the price down, so much the better.


Tech Specs

Product TypeDesktop Motherboard
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelP67 Express
Onboard VideoCPU Dependent Video
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots2
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Processor SocketSocket H2 LGA-1155
Brand NameFoxconn
Form FactorATX
Processor SupportedCore i5, Core i7, Core i3, Pentium Dual-core, Celeron Dual-Core
Total Processor Supported1
Maximum Memory32 GB
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
64-bit ProcessingYes
Number of Memory Slots4
Number of PCI Slots2
Audio Channels7.1
Gigabit EthernetYes
Number of IDE Interfaces1
Number of SATA Interfaces6
RAID SupportedYes
Number of Total Expansion Slots7
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports1
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Total Number of USB Ports8
Number of USB 3.0 Ports2
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 Slots5
Memory Form FactorDIMM
Number of eSATA Ports2
Width304.8 mm
Depth243.8 mm
ManufacturerFoxconn Electronics, Inc
Product ModelP67A-S
Product NameP67A-S Desktop Motherboard
Controller TypeUltra ATA, Serial ATA/300, Serial ATA/600
Manufacturer Part NumberMB-P67A-S 2.0
Manufacturer Website Address