Foxconn N570SM2AA-8EKRS2H nForce 570 SLI AMD Socket AM2 Motherboard Review

Manufacturer Foxconn
Name N570SM2AA-8EKRS2H
Type / Chipset Socket AM2 / nVidia nForce 570 SLI MCP55P Chipset
Dimensions ++++ 36 mm (58 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 1×16/1×8/2×1, 4x DDR2-533 – DDR2-800 (max. 8GB RAM)

++++ 1x Floppy, 2x UDMA133, 8x SATA II (RAID), 1x serial (optional), 1x parallel, 1x IrDA, 2x PS/2, 2x onBoard 10/100/1000 Mbps base-T Ethernet, 2x IEEE1394a (1x optional), 10x USB 2.0/1.1 (3x of them internal, Slot bracket is not included), 8-Channel AC’97 RealTek ALC882H onboard 7.1 sound with 6x 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 +0,025 Volt and +0,200 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 450 MHz (PCIe 100 – 145 MHz)
VIO/VDD ++++ VMem -0,150 – +0,600 V, Chipset -0,120 – +0,200 V, LDT -0,090 – +0,360 V
Performance**** ++++ Benchmark ratings with AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Orleans Processor. 1x Gigabyte GV-NX66T128VP Nvidia 6600 GT PCIe graphic card: 8218 points with 3DMark 2003 2x Gigabyte GV-NX66T128VP Nvidia 6600 GT PCIe graphic card: 14164 points with 3DMark 2003
Manual and Labeling

+++ A very detailed motherboard manual in English and an additional quick reference guide. The motherboard description is not complete, but the correct assembly of the front panel connectors is nevertheless well readable thanks to the colored marking.