Foxconn A690GM2MA-8KRS2H AMD Socket AM2 Motherboard Review

Manufacturer Foxconn
Name A690GM2MA-8KRS2H
Type / Chipset Socket AM2 / AMD690G Chipset and AMD SB600 Southbridge
Dimensions +++ 22 mm (45 mm radius) around the socket to the next capacitor or other parts of the mainboard – for further information see Fit for Fan. The overall size is 244 x 244mm.
Slots + 2x pci, 2x PCI Express: 1×16/1×1, 4x DDR2-533 – DDR2-800 (max. 8GB RAM)

+++ 1x Floppy, 1x UDMA133, 4x SATA II (RAID), 1x serial (optional), 1x parallel, 1x IrDA, 2x PS/2, 1x onBoard 10/100/1000 Mbps base-T Ethernet (Realtek RTL8110SC), 10x USB 2.0/1.1 (6x of them internal, Slot bracket is not included), 8-Channel RealTek ALC883 onboard 7.1 sound with 6x connectors (1x int. S/PDIF out, 1x int. Aux, ext. Line in, ext. Mic, ext. Front out, ext. Side out, ext. Rear out, ext. Center/Subwoofer), 1x VGA, 1x DVI i (AMD/ATI Radeon X1250 GPU), TV Out (optional) and 2x fan connectors.

Vcore — Vcore is not selectable in the BIOS
Multiplier — CPU multiplier is not selectable in the BIOS, HT not selectable
Host Frequency ++++ BIOS between 200 and 400 MHz (PCIe 100 – 200 MHz)
VIO/VDD +++ Vmem +0.05 – +0.60 V and chipset (VNB) +0.05 – +0.60 V
Performance**** +++ Benchmark ratings with AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Orleans Processor. 1x Gigabyte GV-NX66T128VP Nvidia 6600 GT PCIe graphic card: 8225 points with 3DMark 2003 1x onBoard ATI Radeon X1250 graphic card: 1373 points with 3DMark 2003
Manual and Labeling

– No printed manual, but a quick reference guide is contained. There’s no PDF manual available on the CDROM or Foxconn web page, so currently there’s only the so called “easy guide” available for this motherboard. The motherboard description is complete and the correct assembly of the front panel connectors is very easy thanks to the colored marking.