Foxconn Destroyer nForce 780a Reviewajmatson - November 11, 2008
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The Foxconn Destroyer is one great board with a lot of features and a wealth of accessories that will make any system happy. Foxconn has included everything that a user would want for a top notch system and with the ability to run SLI in Hybrid or multi card modes makes for some long frag fest filled nights. Overall this is a very good and stable board with a good amount of headroom for overclocking. I was able to push the system to 3.250GHz which ran continuously for over 72 hours while benchmarking and idle. Not once did the system get too hot or crash during that time. Overclocking through the Quantum BIOS was a breeze and even a beginner overclocker should have no problem figuring out where everything is. The Aegis Panel while a great tool is limited for true overclocking but will serve a novice who is afraid of starting greatly with an easy to understand interface.
While the overclocked speeds were impressive the stock performance while still good was average when compared to the other boards in the lineup like the 790GX chipset which is priced at almost half of the 780a chipset. Unless you have a need for an NVIDIA based SLI chipset the price might discourage most mainstream users and cater more to the hardcore benchmarking enthusiast looking to run multiple GTX200 series cards for some ground breaking scores. Don't get me wrong this is a very solid board but the price seems too high for comparable performance. If you are wanting to run multiple NVIDIA based cards or want the benefits of Hybrid SLI I would seriously consider the Foxconn Destroyer motherboard for you will not be disappointed.
- Hydrid SLI technology
- Four PCI Express x16 slots for multi-GPU setups
- Good overclocking headroom
- Ferrite Chokes and 100% solid capacitors for stability
- Easy Clear CMOS switch
- Average performance
- High price tag
- Aegis Panel limited for overclocking