Foxconn NF4SLI7AA-8EKRS2 Motherboard Review :: Introduction

06-20-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

Foxconn is one of the largest computer component manufacturers in the world, with a market capitalization of over $6 billion USD. Today, they make various computer accessories including PC slots and other connectors. Foxconn sells motherboards based mainly on Intel and NVIDIA chipsets, with a few others on ATI, and SIS chipsets represented by a single entry on their website.

NVIDIA is one of the top two video card manufacturers in the world, competing with ATI for the high-end, mainstream and value segments of the video cards. Starting in 2001 they also entered the motherboard market with the nForce series of chipsets. NVIDIA concentrated their initial push into the motherboard market with the AMD platform, finding a lot of success, so that today they are the number one manufacturer of motherboards for AMD side in terms of high-end share. Last year saw NVIDIA's first foray into the Intel motherboard market with their nForce4 SLI for Intel chipset. Recently, NVIDIA introduced the successor to the nForce4 chipset, the nForce 5 series, bringing features like Azalia to their chipset for the first time on the Intel side. Today I'm reviewing the Foxconn NF4SLI7AA-8KRS2 motherboard.