This is one of the best boards available to overclock or tinker with all of your bios settings! The two Taiwanese heavyweights have pretty much owned the enthusiast market, with a death grip for the better part of a decade. DFI provides a very wide range of memory speeds to allow tweaking in order to get the most from whatever memory that you have. No additional duties or fees. And they’ve made quite the splash. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Serious overclockers will find this additional headroom very useful in more extreme overclocking setups.

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While there were no crashes from the heat and overclocks were still record-setting, we wondered how much higher we might have gone with better chipset cooling. DFI uses standard mounting holes for the heatsink, so replacement should be fairly easy. Most of these are controlled in the Integrated Peripherals menu.

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A wide range of sound standards are supported including: However, there may be slight differences in store pricing or inventory compared to what is listed online. This adjustment usually makes very little difference in overclocking.

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DFI is a recent entrant into this market, just in the past year or so. If, so please take a few moments to write your rating and review. DFI Warranty provided by: Because the last thing you want is to get lost in uncharted waters with your tinkering knowledge and then nc3 out nobody has ever heard of your mobo.

Back to Search Results. DFI provides a very wide range of memory speeds to allow tweaking in order to get the most from whatever memory that you have.

Post Your Comment 250gv log in or sign up to comment. First, the Athlon 64 is not as dependent on memory bandwidth as Pentium 4 solutions. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.

Most users will be very pleased with the layout. Log in Don’t have an account? We had no problems mounting a Zalman on the DFI. 20gb was well beyond my expectations and the performance is outstanding. Email Article To Friend. This lxnparty the full range of speeds available for Athlon While that’s a lot to chew on, the most interesting part of this board isn’t to be found in the name. But this new emphasis on overclocking and top 20gb from DFI came as a surprise to those who did not know some of the key people DFI acquired from Abit and Soyo.


The basic layout of the DFI is excellent, with most everything in the best place in most case designs. Log in Don’t have an account? It is good to see DFI paying attention to the floppy port location, since many nF boards put the floppy at the bottom of the board – lanpraty difficult location for most full tower cases.

Have an opinion on this product that you would like to share? DFI also provides some useful half multipliers at the lower ratios.

The AGP slot uses the common “push to release” lever that works fine with most cards, but can be a real pain with very large top end cards like the nVidia Ultra. It is rare to see such a broad range of memory ratios available, with the ability to choose 1: Since our test board was a production sample, we did not receive a full retail package because utt packaging and manuals were still not available.

Boards are expected to begin shipments to the US this week.