Foxconn 955X7AA-8EKRS2

..:: Introduction ::..

These last few months have been fairly slow on the review front due to that thing we all know and love, life. Now that things have finally calmed back down a little we have our review of Foxconn’s top i955X product, the 955X7AA-8EKRS2. This product follows right in line with the 925XE7AA-8EKRS2 we took a look at a few months back. Foxconn has made a broad push on the Intel chipset front to push out some high-end products packed full of features, extras, and performance. They’ve come a long way since we first looked at one of their products, so let’s see what they have for us in the 955X7AA-8EKRS2. Does this board truly follow in the footsteps of the 925XE7AA-8EKRS2, or has Foxconn added in additional improvements? Let’s find out.

..:: 955X7AA-8EKRS2 Specifications ::..

Processor

  • Designed for Intel® 90nm Prescott LGA775 Processors w/800/1066MHz FSB
  • Supports Intel Hyper-Threading Technology

Chipset

  • North Bridge : Intel i955X
  • South Bridge : Intel ICH7-R
  • ITE IDE RAID Controller
  • Silicon Image SATA RAID Controller
  • Dual Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet Controllers
  • TI IEEE1394 Controller
  • Realtek ALC880 HD Audio CODEC

Memory

  • 4 DDR-II DIMM Slots
  • DDR-II 533/667MHz RAM
  • Max: 8GB

Expansion Slots

  • 1 x PCI-E x16
  • 3 x PCI-E x1
  • 3 x PCI
  • 3 x UDMA/133/100/66
  • 2 x IDE RAID
  • 1 x FDD
  • 8 x SATA
  • 8 x USB 2.0 (Total)

Back Panel I/O Ports

  • 1 x Parallel, 1 x Serial, 1x IEEE1394
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard, 1 x PS/2 Mouse
  • 7 x Audio I/O, 1 x Coax Audio
  • 4 x USB 2.0, 2 x RJ-45 Ports