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Foxconn H67MP-V review

Kat Orphanides
3 May 2011
Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
71
inc VAT

Foxconn has released a surprisingly cheap and effective LGA1155 motherboard, but we’d still rather pay a bit more for better performance.

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Specifications

LGA1155, microATX, Intel H67 chipset, supports: 2nd gen Core i3, Core i5, Core i7

Foxconn’s H67MP-V (an alternate model number, H67MP-S, is used by some UK retailers) is a surprisingly cheap LGA1155 microATX board, proving once again that Intel’s new standard could be more cost effective than it at first appears. The motherboard has two PCI-E x1 slots and two PCI-E x16 slots, although one of the latter runs at just x4. Unfortunately, the true x16 slot is positioned in such a way as to ensure that any reasonably powerful graphics card will block the PCI-E x1 slot below when installed.

There are six SATA ports, but only two of those are SATA3. Four memory slots can handle up to 16GB of RAM running at overclocked speeds of up to 2,200MHz. Three USB headers can supply up to six extra ports if you connect them to extra ports on your case or on a dedicated back plate. The default back plate ports make for a decent range of connection options, although both Firewire and eSATA are conspicuous by their absence. Neither are likely to be missed, and eSATA can be added with a simple blanking plate that connects to an internal SATA port.

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We were pleased to find a generous allocation of eight USB ports, two of which are USB3. There’s also a PS/2 connector, as well as the usual collection of six analogue stereo outputs for audio and VGA, DVI and HDMI outputs for the processor's on-board graphics, which can play Full HD Blu-ray video and audio.

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All in all the H67MP-V (or H67MP-S if you prefer) provides a decent range of ports and features and achieved a passable, if somewhat low, Overall score of 168 in our tests. It’s also one of the cheapest LGA1155 motherboards we’ve seen. However, if you can afford an extra £20, we prefer the speed, features and extra bells and whistles of the Asrock H67M-GE/HT. We reviewed the early release version of this motherboard, which is due to be withdrawn and replaced with a near-identical version that replaces a faulty SATA2 controller.

Basic Specifications

Rating****
Processor socketLGA1155
Form factormicroATX
Size244x224mm
Processor support2nd gen Core i3, Core i5, Core i7
Processor external bus100MHz (20Gbit/s DMI)
Chipset north bridgeIntel H67
Chipset south bridgeIntel H67
Integrated graphicsYes
Supported memory typeDDR3 1066/1333/1600(OC)/2200(OC)
Maximum memory speedPC3-17600
Memory slots4
Maximum memory16GB
Dual-channel supportyes

Buying Information

Price£71
Supplierhttp://www.cclonline.com
Detailswww.foxconnchannel.com

Internal Ports

Power connectors1x 24-pin ATX, 1x 4-pin ATX
PCI-E x16 slots2
Dual graphics architectureCrossFireX
PCI-E x4 slots0
PCI-E x1 slots2
PCI slots0
Fan headers2
Floppy ports1
IDE ports0
Serial ATA ports6
RAID chipset (max disks)Intel H67 (6x SATA2/3, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10)

Features

Wired network ports1x 10/100/1000
Sound (ports)Realtek ALC887 (6x analogue out)
USB2 ports / headers8/3
Firewire ports / headers0/0
Legacy ports1x PS/2
Other ports2x USB3, 2x SATA3, HDMI, DVI, VGA
Cables included2x SATA
Brackets includednone
Software includeddrivers

Setup and Overclocking

Voltage adjustmentCPU/RAM/Chipset
CPU clock max adjustmentN/A

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