Foxconn and Gigabyte
Foxconn’s push into mainstream and enthusiast products came this past month with the release of their NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI board, the C51XEM2AA motherboard.
Here is that very board, hard at work pushing a Quad SLI configuration.
Foxconn also has an upcoming Intel 975X motherboard that will support the Core 2 Duo product line. The Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H (wow…) will sport the ICH8 south bridge and support CrossFire, as you can see here.
Gigabyte is still one of the big shots in Taiwan and their product line continues to impress.
This is their NVIDIA 590 SLI motherboard for the AM2 platform. It has Dolby Digital Live! certification and is ready for Dolby DTS ES. You can see from the layout that it has quite a large feature set including 8 SATA connections and a heatpipe cooling system.
This is the Intel 965-based DQ6 motherboard that supports Core 2 Duo, of course. It has a new feature called the “quad BIOS” that is supposed to eliminate any dead BIOS chips ever again as well as 12 phase power regulation.
Finally, Gigabyte’s line of GPUs has been increasing as well with their 7950 GX2 card on display here. I heard a rumor that you can expect a “true dual GPU on a single PCB” card from Gigabyte in the very near future.