The GeForce 7025 chipset lives on

Subject: Motherboards | July 16, 2010 - 02:28 PM |

Bringing back a three year old chipset for the ASRock N68C-S UCC
might seem strange to a user of an 890GX board, but for someone who really doesn't want to spend $100 on a motherboard it does make a lot of sense.  The chipset is mature and fairly flexible, this board can handle either DDR2 or DDR3, depending on how much you want to invest in your memory and it has a nice mix of slots for an mATX board.  The onboard GPU is not going to handle HD movies, nor is there much choice in the way of video outputs but as an inexpensive office machine that matters very little; nor will the presence of the core unlocker option in the BIOS.  On the whole, Hardware Secrets does see a place for this board in the market, though nowhere near the enthusiast's side.

"The forthcoming N68C-S UCC from ASRock is an low-end micro ATX socket AM2+ motherboard

based on the NVIDIA GeForce 7025 chipset, featuring both DDR2 and DDR3 memory sockets

and a CPU core unlocking tool, a feature usually not found on entry-level motherboards."

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