[title]DFI nForce4: SLI and Ultra for Mad Overclockers[/title]
DFI nForce4: SLI and Ultra for Mad Overclockers
There is a special kind of customers, a relatively small group, in the computer world hardware manufacturers like most: PC enthusiasts. Products for them do not sell in millions of units, but still every manufacturer wants to be the one that is been talked about and owned by computer enthusiasts. DFI, one of the leaders among high performance mainboard makers, recently released a new lineup of top class products for computer enthusiasts. A pair of this new mainboards based on NVIDIA nForce4 core-logic has been reviewed by AnandTech.
?There are two new DFI nForce4 boards covered in this review - the full-blown LANParty nF4 SLI-DR and the LANParty UT nF4 Ultra-D. However, the boards are basically the same and built on the same PCB. The LANParty is based on the nVidia nForce4 SLI chipset, while the UT has a few less features and is based on the nForce4 Ultra chipset. However, both boards sport 2 x16 PCIe slots, both boards perform the same, and they even use the same BIOS. We will talk about the few differences between the boards in this review, but all benchmarking, overclocking, and memory performance tests apply equally to both boards,?the web-site explains.
?DFI set out to create the absolute best nForce4 boards that an enthusiast could find on the market. After spending several weeks with engineering samples and now the final retail boards, we believe that DFI has succeeded in their goal. There are other very good nForce4 boards that compete well at stock speeds, overclock well, or perform well in SLI mode, but no other board that we are aware of does so many things so well as the DFI LANParty nForce4 boards. Looking at the boards as they ship, it would be hard not to be impressed with the feature sets, performance, record-setting overclocking, and stability of the new DFI nForce4 motherboards,?claims AnandTech.
- AnandTech: DFI nForce4: SLI and Ultra for Mad Overclockers.