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Review: Intel X38 and Foxconn X38A

by James Thorburn on 3 October 2007, 08:58

Tags: X38 Express chipset, X38A, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), Foxconn (TPE:2317)

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Foxconn X38A specifications

Foxconn X38A
Item Specifications
Processor support All Intel LGA775 CPUs except 533FSB Celeron Ds and Pentiums
Northbridge Intel X38
Southbridge Intel ICH9R
Memory support 4 DIMMs, dual-channel, DDR2-1066/800/667, non-ECC, un-buffered memory, 8GiB Max
2 DIMMs, dual-channel, DDR3-1333/1066/800, non-ECC, un-buffered memory, 4GiB Max
Graphics (main) 2 x PCI Express Gen 2.0 x16 slots with support for ATI CrossFire, both at 16x width
1 x PCI Express Gen 1 x16 slot, 4x electrically
PCI Express 2 x PCI Express x1
PCI conventional 2 x PCI 2.2
ATA 1 x Ultra DMA 133 / 100 / 66 / 33 controller (supplied by JMicron JMB363 controller)

6 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s provided by Intel ICH9R
2 x External Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s provided by JMicron JMB363 controller

RAID RAID 0 and 1 through Intel ICH9R
RAID 0, 1, and JBOD using JMicron JMB363 controller

Dual Gigabit LAN controllers
Realtek RTL8111B PCIe Gigabit LAN controller
Realtek RTL8110SC PCI Gigabit LAN controller

Audio Realtek ALC888S 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Floppy 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
FireWire 2 x IEEE 1394a ports (one at midboard; one at back panel) supplied by Texas Instruments TSB43AB22A FireWire 400
USB 8 x USB2.0 ports (4 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at back panel)
Back panel I/O ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard
1 x PS/2 mouse
1 x S/PDIF out (coaxial + optical)
1 x Foxconn Digital Connector (not present on this sample)
2 x External SATA
1 x IEEE1394a
2 x RJ45 port
4 x USB 2.0/1.1
8-channel audio I/O
Form factor ATX form factor, 30.5cm x 24.5cm (12in x 9.6in )