Motherboard manufacturers are doing its best for Intel’s Sandy Bridge based next-generation processor series with a new Socket LGA 1155 to replace the current ones in the upcoming year, in order to achieve the highest market shares. One of the manufacturers, Foxconn, has been silent for some time, while others had already revealed its new products. Things changed, and today will reveal some information on P67/H67 motherboards made at Foxconn.
Starting with currently top 6th generation chipset, P67, we bring you Quantum Force series motherboard.
As you might already guessed, Quantum Force series motherboard uses Intel’s P67 chipset and LGA 1155 Socket to support Sandy Bridge processors. The components and PCB in black/red theme gives an aggressive look to a board. Four DIMM slots on the motherboard allow to the install high speed DDR3 memory. The board is equipped with solid capacitors.Two PCIe x16 slots provide multi-graphic card installation options. Besides that, there are three PCIe x1 and one PCI slot. New Quantum Force model features on-board overclocking control buttons, diagnostic LED display, rear-panel CMOS reset button, redundant BIOS in separate EEPROM chips, and high-precision voltage control thanks to the Volterra PWM IC. In addition, the motherboard has two USB 3.0 and two SATA-II ports and offers support for high-definition audio and Gigabit Ethernet.
Apart from P67-base motherboards, Foxconn has also reveled specification H67-base solution. H67 also supports new CPUs and has LGA 1155 Socket. Unlike P67, H67 motherboards do have its won graphics output port, and this is, by the way, the main difference between these two chipsets.
At the moment Foxconn brings its H67 motherboard in the compact Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX and ATX formats, which can be easily fitted into any standard ATX case. Graphic output is provides trough either via DVI or VGA port. Let’s look at the H67-based motherboard specification in the table below.
H67-base products are highly recommends for office and multimedia applications, while the P67 must be necessarily have a discrete graphics card installed as the latter is commonly gamers’ and enthusiasts’ platform with higher performance requirements compared to on-chip graphics.
According to Foxconn, P67 Quantum Force series motherboard will be available shortly after launch of Intel’s Sandy Bridge processor. The price is expected to be even lower compared to ones of P67 solution of other manufacturers. On the other hand, H67 motherboards are already available for purchase at retailers.