Blood Rage BIOS, Software, And Accessories
The Blood Rage BIOS includes many advanced features, and its standard settings are also broad enough to allow for the extreme voltage and frequency levels favored by liquid-nitrogen overclockers.
|BIOS Frequency and Voltage Settings|
|CPU Reference Clock||66 to 500 MHz (1 MHz)|
|Clock Multiplier Adjustment||Yes|
|DRAM Ratios||DDR3-800 to DDR3-2133 (266 MHz)|
|PCIe Clock||Not Adjustable|
|CPU Vcore||Stock to +1.260 volts (0.010 volts),|
|CPU VTT (Uncore) Voltage||Stock to +1.260 volts (0.010 volts),|
|IOH (Northbridge) Voltage||1.10 to 2.36 volts (0.020 volts)|
|ICH (Southbridge) Voltage||1.40 to 1.80 volts (0.012 volts)|
|DRAM Voltage||1.455 to 2.400 volts (0.015 volts)|
|CAS Latency Range||tCAS: 5-15; tRCD: 5-15; tRP: 5-15; tRAS: 10-31|
One strangely missing setting was the PCIe clock, but a realistic memory clock limit of 8x base clock (16x data rate) merely appears to be out of place on an extreme overclocking board.
Foxconn’s Aegis control panel provides similar functionality to the previously-viewed EVGA application, but with a far more ornate interface. Though Aegis works well, we’d have preferred a far more visually compact version.
Foxconn OC Gear allows saving and restoring overclock settings from within Windows.
Other applications include several Foxconn utilities, freeware, and Norton Internet Security.
|Documentation and Software||Motherboard Manual|
|Creative X-Fi Guide|
|Quick Installation Guide|
|Warranty Registration Card|
|Motherboard Driver DVD|
|Hardware||1 x I/O Panel Shield|
|1 x Thermal Paste Syringe|
|8 x Self-Adhesive Component Sinks|
|3 x SATA Data Cable, Short|
|1 x SATA Data/Power Adapter Cable|
|1 x Liquid Nitrogen Pot (Northbridge)|
|1 x Liquid Cooling Block (Northbridge)|
|1 x 40x10 mm Northbridge Fan w/clips|
|1 x Sonar X-Fi Riser Card|
|1 x Port Breakout (2x USB, 1x IEEE-1394)|
|2 x SATA Data Cable, Long|
|2 x 4-pin to 2-drive SATA Power Adapter|
|1 x 80-conductor Ultra ATA cable|
|1 x SLI Bridge|
With extreme overclockers as a target market, Foxconn designed the sink of its northbridge cooler to be swappable with an included liquid nitrogen cooling pot and an included water block. A 40 mm clip-on fan assists the small air-cooling sink.
We were pleased by Foxconn’s inclusion of both short and long SATA cables, although the lack of any CrossFire bridges left us uninspired by a motherboard that appears to be designed to accept four single-slot AMD graphics cards.