Computex Taipei 2007 - Part 1

Foxconn's Booth

Computex Taipei 2007 Cometh

The time comes again where Asia's largest ICT trade show takes place in Taipei, spanning four giant exhibition halls at the heart of the city. Computex 2007 has just begun and this not only heralds five busy days of trading and negotiating for potential business, it also marks the early geek fest where we get to show you what's up and coming in the consumer electronics and computer markets. Computex Taipei 2007 has an estimated pull of 1333 exhibitors, with nearly 3000 booths of products and our dedicated team is once again at the heart of this major event to bring you the best of Computex.

Foxconn's Booth

 Foxconn has a substantial presence at Computex, as befitting one of the largest OEM manufacturers in the world. Products on display include motherboards, graphics cards, casings, coolers and more.

 This new Intel X38 chipset based board from Foxconn (X38A) is the company's ultimate upcoming board for Core 2 processors and has been decked out with an elaborate cooling solution to appease the overclocker's heart. Note the triple PCIe x16 slot configuration, dual LAN ports, debug LED segment and memory expansion slots.

 Intel's X38 chipsets are set to continue the chipmaker's dominance in the industry and they are everywhere here, with all major motherboard vendors having them on display. Naturally, Foxconn has its own system up and running.

 This Foxconn system demo (A69M-S) is based on AMD's 690G chipset. Key features include the integrated Radeon X1250 graphics with Avivo technology, a HDMI port and full HDCP compliance. Meant for the digital home, this motherboard is the foundation for enthusiasts to build their media servers and PCs upon.

 The SiS 671FX and 968 chipset found on the Foxconn 71FM-S can only support up to Core 2 Extreme processors. Other features include a 1066MHz FSB, Gigabit LAN and an integrated SiS Mirage 3 graphics engine that's validated for Vista Basic logo certification but can tackle Vista Premium standards as well. Note that its DDR2-667 memory controller is only a single-channel variant by virtue of the chipset limitation.

 Here's the Foxconn 72FM motherboard that's almost identical to the above shown 71FM-S, but uses the latest SiS 672FX chipset that can support up to Core 2 Quad processors and a faster integrated SiS Mirage 3+ graphics engine that's validated for Vista Premium standards.

 Foxconn N6PM-S is based on the upcoming NVIDIA 7 Series GPU chipsets supporting AM2+ processors, updated PureVideo HD capabilities for onboard graphics and Foxconn's TigerOne system controls.