Foxconn's 755A01-6EKRS motherboard

Cheap thrills, few frills
— 12:00 AM on May 19, 2004

DESPITE A COMPETITIVE feature set and generally impressive performance, SiS's 755 chipset for Athlon 64 processors is a rare bird in the wild and even less common in enthusiast circles. The chipset is most commonly found on inexpensive motherboards that tend to lack many of the features and options that enthusiasts have come to expect from the Athlon 64 platform. However, at least one SiS 755 motherboard has aspirations that reach beyond the usual: Foxconn's 755A01-6EKRS.

The 755A01-6EKRS may have one of the most awkward names around, but don't let that discourage you. With Gigabit Ethernet, two Serial ATA RAID options, and a generally tweak-friendly BIOS, the 755A01 serves up plenty of perks for less than $90. Can this budget wonder keep up with more expensive and established Athlon 64 offerings? Read on to find out.

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