Foxconn Renaissance X58 Digital Life Motherboard
The Foxconn Renaissance uses an American Megatrends BIOS. Most of these screens will look very familiar, and as a result I will be concentrating purely on the tweaking/tuning/overclocking settings in order to save time as I'm sure many of you are already familiar with the other pages. The overclocking settings are contained with the Fox Central Control Unit section which is where we shall start our tour.
Upon entering the Fox Central Control Unit section of the BIOS we are greeted with CPU Configuration, Memory Timing Config, All Voltage Control, QPI Frequency, and CPU Frequency. Under the CPU Configuration tab we can see the obligatory CPU Ratio ; Hardware Prefetcher; Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch; Limit CPUID; Virtualisation Technology; Execute Disable Bit and Intel Hyperthreading Function settings.
Under the All Voltage Control tab we have voltage configuration options for CPU, VTT, Memory and the Northbridge. For CPU and VTT voltage options you basically pick an option from the voltage stepping drop-down list. Foxconn has also provided current voltage/target voltage screen below the drop-down list which makes the method a little more functional and accurate. Memory voltage can be increased to a maximum of 2.794 volts and Northbridge voltage to a maximum of 1.936 volts.
The Foxconn Renaissance has a really comprehensive PC Health tab where all current voltages are displayed and temperature thresholds and fan settings are able to be adjusted accordingly. Nice touch Foxconn.
Let's head over the page to see how we're going to test the Foxconn Renaissance...