Foxconn WinFast NF4K8MC-RS Motherboard Review :: Conclusion

04-01-2005 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

I am not too impressed with the Foxconn board to be honest with you. The first thing that comes to mind when going over any board is the performance. Unfortunately, Foxconn's NF4K8MC-RS does not measure up to the other nForce4 boards I have tested in any of the benchmarks. Part of this has to do with the use of the nForce4 chip, compared to the nForce4 SLI chip used in the other boards, but performance is below the other nForce4 board tested, the Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 as well.

As far as features go, the Foxconn NF4K8MC-RS is middle of the pack for the available boards. Four SATA ports is not out of the ordinary. Otherwise, to get features like a Foxconn board with 7.1 surround sound and Firewire, you need to purchase either another model, or the nForce4 Ultra model. The bundle is ok, but my experiences with the Norton's Internet Security Suite left a bit of a sour taste in my mouth. On the other hand, there are a couple of redeeming factors on the Foxconn NF4K8MC-RS is available for $82 online. This is the lowest priced nForce4 board on the market now. You get a PCI Express slot for the newer video cards, and the size of the board allows you to fit it into virtually any ATX class case.