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Wednesday, 29 November 2006 00:00
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Foxconn P9657AA-8EKRS2H motherboard review

While Intel's 975X chipset still tends to be the one of choice for most users looking to run a high-end Core 2 Duo-based system, it continues to be somewhat prohibitive for many from a pricing point of view.  For these users, especially if top-notch CrossFire multi-GPU performance isn't a requirement, then the far cheaper P965 chipset is a far more tempting proposition.

Today, we'll be taking our first look at a 965-based motherboard here at Elite Bastards, courtesy of Foxconn's catchily named P9657AA-8EKRS2H part - Although it eschews offering two PCI Express for graphics slots for CrossFire support compared to certain other 965-based parts, it otherwise offers a full complement of modern motherboard chipset goodness as a decent price point.  So, read on to see just what we make of this motherboard. 

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