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Foxconn H77M

The Foxconn H77M is compatible with Intel processors with the LGA 1155/Socket H2 socket.

It has 32 GB DDR3 maximum RAM and conforms to the Micro-ATX form factor standard.

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Foxconn H77M

help iconCPU SocketLGA 1155/Socket H2help iconGraphics Card InterfacePCIe v3.0
help iconCPU Compatible MakeIntelhelp iconSLI Support1 graphics cards
help iconCPU ChipsetH77help iconCrossfire Support1 graphics cards
help iconRelease Date28 Feb 2012help iconOnboard GPUno
help iconForm FactorMicro-ATXhelp iconPCI Slots
  • 1 x PCIe x1 v2.0
  • 1 x PCIe x16 v3.0
help iconMax RAM32 GB DDR3help iconSATA 1.00
help iconRAM Slots4 x DDR3help iconSATA 2.04
help iconMemory Channels2help iconSATA 3.00
help iconCompatible RAM Speeds
  • DDR3 1600 MHz
help iconRAID Supportyes
help iconUSB 2.0 Internal Slots2help iconInternal I/O
  • 1 x 24 pin power connector
  • 1 x 4 pin power connector
  • 1 x S/PDIF connector
  • TPM Chip
help iconUSB 2.0 Rear4help iconBack Panel I/O
  • DVI connector"
  • Line In Connector
  • Line Out Connector
  • Mic In connector
  • Audio Input Output
  • PS/2 keyboard connector
help iconUSB 3.0 Internal1

Foxconn H77M compatibility review

The Foxconn H77M uses the Intel LGA 1155/Socket H2 CPU socket. Any compatible Intel CPU will have the same socket entry. It uses the DDR3 memory type, with maximum speeds of up to 1600 MHz, and 4 DDR3 slots allowing for a maximum total of 32 GB RAM.

Released on 28 Feb 2012, the Foxconn H77M is now over 8 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. This motherboard will be dwarfed in performance by its modern counterparts, and will likely have very little support from EVGA.

The Micro-ATX Foxconn H77M should fit into all ATX cases, but its smaller size allows you to downsize your system build as a whole. Its size comes at the cost of features, so there are likely to be far fewer connections and expansion options available than in a larger motherboard.

The Foxconn H77M has 2 SATA 3.0 hard drive slots. These allow for theoretical data transfer speeds of up to 6GB/s, as opposed to the 3GB/s of SATA 2.0. Generally speaking, only high performance hard drives, specifically solid-state drives, will be able to take advantage of the bandwidth potential of SATA 3.0 ports, though it is backwards compatible, so you do not have to take advantage. This motherboard also has 4 SATA 2.0 slots, so numerous SATA hard drives can be connected if desired.

The Foxconn H77M does not support onboard graphics. Any system build that uses this motherboard therefore requires a separate graphics card, or a processor that has a GPU on the same die, such as AMD APU processors. There are 1 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. This means it is perfectly capable of accommodating the latest graphics cards, although it is important to try and use a graphics card with the same graphics card interface of PCIe v3.0, as anything below will not reach the motherboard's potential, and anything above will have its performance slashed to the bandwidth maximum of the Foxconn H77M's PCIe v3.0. The Foxconn H77M does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.

The Foxconn H77M has 6 USB 2.0 slots and 1 USB 3.0 slot. USB 3.0 slots are theoretically capable of data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbit/s, which is over 10 times faster than the USB 2.0 top speed of 480 Mbit/s. Although USB 2.0 slots alone currently serve as well as ever, an upgrade would better future-proof your system as more USB 3.0 compatible peripherals emerge. USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0, which means you do not even have to use the newer slot functionality if you do not wish to.

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