At only R489 the Foxconn H61MXL falls in the value segment of the socket 1155 motherboard market. Built on the Intel H61 chipset, it does support both the 2nd and 3rd generation of Intel Core processors, the i3, i5 and i7.
The H61MXL takes up to 16GB of RAM on the dual DDR3 channels, supporting up to 1333Mhz memory transfer rate. The board also supports 16 PCI Express 2.0/3.0 lanes. At 5GB per second, PCIE generation 3.0 delivers double the signal rate of generation 2.0 while, at the same time, minimizing skew and crosstalk.
From the motherboard image you’ll note that graphics is integrated, driven by the Intel HD Graphics technology in the Core processors. That gives enough graphics power to support Directx 11 and Intel Quick Sync Video technology to create, edit and accelerate video processes.
Integrated 5.1 Channel HD sound, support for 4 x SATA II drives and 10 x USB 2.0 connections rounds the Foxconn H61MXL off nicely as one of the most affordable feature-rich LGA 1155 motherboards available today.
Foxconn H61MXL specifications:
|Processor||LGA1155 Sandy Bridge socket
|Chipset||Intel® H61 Chipset|
|Memory||Supports 2 x 240-pin x DIMMs of Dual channel DDR3 1333/1066 , Max. 16GB|
|Expansion Slots||1x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots
1x PCI Express x1 slot
|IDE/RAID||4 x SATAII|
|Audio||5.1 channel HD Audio|
|LAN||Atheros AR8152 10/100 Lan chip|
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1x PS2 keyboard/Mouse port
1x VGA port
6x USB 2.0 ports
1x 10/100Lan port
1x Audio 3 jacks
|Internal I/O Connectors||1x ATX 24-Pin power conn
1x 4-pin ATX 12V power conn
2x 4-pin CPU/System FAN headers
1x Front pannel header
1x Front Audio header
1x COM header
1x Speaker header
4x SATA2 connectors
2x USB headers
1x Intruder Alarm header
1x CLR_CMOS header
|BIOS Features||32Mb flash EEPROM w/ LAN boot PnP, ACPI, WfM, DMI 2.0|
|Support CD||Drivers, Adobe Reader, SuperUtilities, Norton Internet Security|
|Standards/Manageability||USB2.0, DMI 1.5|
|Form Factor||mATX form factor 8.9 inch x 6.8 inch – 4 layers PCB|