This is really a pitty, since this motherboard is targeted to digital home PCs, where the user may want to capture and edit his or her own audio and video files. IDE, Floppy and the main ATX power connector are placed on the right hand side of the memory slots which makes keeping cables away from the other peripherals easy. But now it has decided to join the majority supporting the new AMD G. Therefore, such motherboards are more likely to attract system builders and ordinary users that need inexpensive systems. Another positive feature is the quite rarely seen hardware BIOS write-protection with the use of a jumper.

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It allows connecting 7. This is simply great, especially if you think that the primary target of this motherboard is digital home PCs.

USB ports are equipped with edges, which is another sign of user-friendliness. This board can house such a card just as well as any full-sized would.

Foxconn A690GM2MA Motherboard Review

This platform features integrated video, and has done wonders to wrestle marketshare away from nVIDIA core logic. It’s chipset screams home theatre capabilities, but Foxconn have built the AGM2MA-RS2H motherboard more as a integrated motherboard for boring old desktop work than anything else. Multimedia PC’s can come in all shapes and sizes, from devices that look like a regular PC, to hardware right at home in an entertainment center. Besides competition between the various computer manufacturers, a close eye must be kept on video game consoles too.


BioShock Infinite and Metro: Yet the low overclocking potential was somewhat disappointing. The layout rightfully deserves to be rated as perfect. The highest value for the inexpensive boards is most often in the range of MHz, while in this case we cannot lower the multiplier or at least raise the bus voltage.

This time there is an abundance of timings, yet the selection of settings has not become more balanced. In addition, the set contains Fox LiveUpdate for updating the BIOS automatically with the ability to search for a new version on the manufacturer’s web-site.

One area where Foxconn really excels is its product design and layout. As mmotherboard have mentioned previously, the cause most likely is the inability to lower the HT bus frequency.

On a690hm2ma other hand, this motherboard has a TV Out header S-Video outputbut the adapter needed does not come with the product. Foxconn hasn’t produced motherboards on AMD chipsets under its brand before.

Personally I love home-built dedicated entertainment computers; playing music and movie off of disks just seems so quaint in comparison to fully digital formats. In particular, even the basic memory timings were not available. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

Foxconn AGM2MA Motherboard Review – Hardware Secrets

Friday, December 28, Video 3Digests Video cards: Two sockets are yellow and the other two are black. In contrast to the rest of companies, Foxconn has chosen to use this chipset exclusively for making microATX boards without the support for HDMI, this chipset’s key feature, foxconj in the higher-end versions.


Integrated motherboards are good that way; cheap to build into a PC, and featured enough to accommodate a mid-level or high end a690gm2mq as requirements mature. In order to cool the chipset Foxconn engineers have chosen a traditional scheme, which can be found on many boards with AMD G chipset.

However, if lowering Hyper-Transport frequency, for example, doesn’t improve overclocking performance, the default multiplier is used instead. On the other hand, this motherboard provides full 7. Non-standard settings were not tested for operability. Thankfully, the chipset is still efficient enough and its functionality totally fits foconn the modern requirements. This test also assesses the board’s ability to automatically revert to correct frequencies in the case of system hang-ups, excessive overclocking, etc.

The AMD Radeon X read about its capabilities here, if you’d like a little more detail is good for 2D office applications like Word, or email or websurfing. This is really a pitty, since this motherboard is targeted to digital home PCs, where the user may want to capture and edit his or her own audio and video files. Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: