Foxconn C51XEM2AA-8EKRS2H nForce 590 SLI AMD Socket AM2 Motherboard OC Review

Manufacturer Foxconn
Type / Chipset Socket AM2 / nVidia nForce 590 SLI MCP Chipset (C51XE + MCP55PXE)
Dimensions +++ 22 mm (46 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 305 x 244mm.
Slots ++++ 2x pci, 4x PCI Express 2×16/1×4/1×1, 4x DDR2-533 – DDR2-800 (max. 8GB RAM)

++++ 1x Floppy, 1x UDMA133, 6x SATA II (RAID), 1x serial, NO parallelport, 2x PS/2, 2x onBoard 10/100/1000 Mbps base-T Ethernet, 10x USB 2.0/1.1 (2x of them internal, Slot bracket is included), 1x IEEE1394b (800 MBit/s), 2x IEEE1394a (400 MBit/s), 8-Channel AC’97 RealTek ALC882 onboard 7.1 sound with 5x connectors (1x int. Aux, 1x ext. optical S/PDIF out, ext. Line in, ext. Mic, ext. Front out, ext. Side out, ext. Rear out, ext. Center/Subwoofer) and 3x fan connectors (1x used for MCP fan).

Vcore ++++ BIOS between 0.375 Volt and 1.850 Volt in steps of 0.025 Volt
Multiplier ++++ BIOS between 4x and 25x (max multi depends on the used CPU) and 1x to 5x HT (x2)
Host Frequency ++++ BIOS between 200 and 500 MHz and SPP to MCP 200 – 500 MHz (PCIe 100 – 200 MHz)
VIO/VDD ++++ VMem 1.825 – 2.5 V, MCP 1.525 – 1.7 V, SPP 1.25 – 1.4 V, Wakeup MCP 1.6/1.7 V
Performance**** ++++ Benchmark ratings with AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Orleans Processor. 1x Gigabyte GV-NX66T128VP Nvidia 6600 GT PCIe graphic card: 8228 points with 3DMark 2003 2x Gigabyte GV-NX66T128VP Nvidia 6600 GT PCIe graphic card: 14180 points with 3DMark 2003
Manual and Labeling

++ A very detailed motherboard manual in English and an additional quick reference guide. However, the motherboard inscription was very badly converted caused by the layout. The unfavorably placed motherboard inscription is without a view into the manual unfortunately not clearly defined for the front panel ports, etc. and it would be possible to connect wrong cables by a mistake (same pin layout).