Foxconn A690GM2MA Motherboard Review

Main Specifications

Foxconn A690GM2MA main features are:

  • Socket: AM2.

  • Chipset: AMD 690G.

  • Super I/O: Fintek F71882FG

  • Clock Generator: ICS 951464

  • Parallel IDE: One ATA-133 port.

  • Serial IDE: Four SATA-300 ports controlled by the chipset supporting RAID 0, 1 and 10.

  • USB: Ten USB 2.0 ports (four soldered on the motherboard and six available through I/O brackets that don’t come with the motherboard).

  • FireWire (IEEE 1394a): Optional (two ports controlled by VIA VT6308P chip), not available on the model we reviewed.

  • On-board audio: Controlled by the chipset together with Realtek ALC883 codec (eight channels, 24-bit resolution, up to 96 kHz sampling rate for the inputs and up to 192 kHz sampling rate for the outputs, 85 dB signal-to-noise ratio for the inputs and 95 dB signal-to-noise ratio for the outputs).

  • On-board video: Yes, produced by AMD 690G (Radeon X1250 engine).

  • On-board LAN: Yes, Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbps) controlled by a Realtek RTL8110SC chip, which is connected to the PCI bus.

  • Buzzer: Yes.

  • Power supply: ATX12V v2.x (24-pin).

  • Slots: One x16 PCI Express, one x1 PCI Express and two PCI slots.

  • Memory: Four DDR-DIMM sockets (up to 8 GB up to DDR2-800/PC2-6400).

  • Number of CDs that come with this motherboard: 1 CD.

  • Programs included: Motherboard drivers and utilities and Norton Internet Security.

  • Extra features: None.

  • More Information:

  • Average price in the US*: USD 91.00.
* Researched at on the day we published this review.

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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