While the Foxconn N68S7AA-8EKRS2H motherboard seems quite similar to most other nForce 680i motherboards on the market, it’s evident that quite a lot of engineering thought as gone into this product with inclusions such as active chipset cooling for the hot operating nForce 680i chipsets. As we saw in our overclocking testing, we managed to attain an impressive 507MHz FSB from the board which is only slightly less than the more expensive ASUS Striker Extreme and quite a bit better than most other nForce 680i reference based boards. We can more than likely attribute the impressive overclocking success to the added thought by Foxconn put into very effective cooling.
..We are very happy with Foxconn’s N68S7AA-8EKRS2H nForce 680i motherboard and have no problems recommending it for your new Core 2 system. Keeping in mind C2D + 680i is not a cheap platform to begin with but pricing should also end up being quite comparatively attractive too, only slightly more expensive than reference 680i motherboards from companies. Foxconn are onto a good thing here and while it’s not the most impressive motherboard we have tested recently, it gets out thumbs up.
Published in: nForce 600 on 2007-03-09