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DFI LANParty UT NF590 SLI-M2R/G

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Lazlow 22nd November 2006, 12:55 Quote
They're a bit late bringing this out now, especially as Nvidia have the 6XX series chipset. But good to see it lives up to the reputation of it's older brothers.
Tim S 22nd November 2006, 12:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by Lazlow
They're a bit late bringing this out now, especially as Nvidia have the 6XX series chipset. But good to see it lives up to the reputation of it's older brothers.
680a is 4x4 only, and 680i obviously won't work with AM2 processors. ;)
Lazlow 22nd November 2006, 13:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tim S
680a is 4x4 only, and 680i obviously won't work with AM2 processors. ;)
I should do some more research next time, thanks for the correction!
mikeuk2004 22nd November 2006, 13:38 Quote
Sweet board. I have gone DFI in the last 2 years and never regret it. I will not use a MSI, Gigabyte. Fic, QDI boards again. My DFI boards have been the most reliable boards I have ever experienced.
OdDBaLL_MoD 22nd November 2006, 14:59 Quote
In the review, you havn't put the support bracket for the audio module...
The Bart Man 22nd November 2006, 15:13 Quote
I love DFI boards but when will they come with a cool new lanparty board for the Intel Core 2 Duo processors?! They are way to mutch AMD orientated.
Bindibadgi 22nd November 2006, 15:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by OdDBaLL_MoD
In the review, you havn't put the support bracket for the audio module...

Support bracket? What you see in the pics is what you get.

Bart: DFI were waiting for 680i and RD600 for Intel.
OdDBaLL_MoD 22nd November 2006, 15:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
Support bracket? What you see in the pics is what you get.

Bart: DFI were waiting for 680i and RD600 for Intel.
No, there is a support bracket included with the DFI boards that come with the Karajan Audio module, it is there to take the strain off the connection.

Both myself and my mate have the same boards, and we both have the plastic support bracket. It's a white colour, although, they used to be black.

Edit: Also, on the DFI website, there is a picture that shows it on the motherboard, with the audio module connected

DFI Pic
Bindibadgi 22nd November 2006, 15:46 Quote
Dunno, dude :? We never got one. Plus the SATA ports are yellow on our board, not black.
OdDBaLL_MoD 22nd November 2006, 15:48 Quote
*Slaps DFI, again* They've probably left it out then...., they left bit's out of my NF2 package...., i wasnt impressed....
greensabbath 22nd November 2006, 15:57 Quote
I like DFI but i won't get an AM2 board. Is there any word on when the 680i DFI boards are coming out?
Tim S 22nd November 2006, 16:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by greensabbath
I like DFI but i won't get an AM2 board. Is there any word on when the 680i DFI boards are coming out?
I had a meeting with DFI in October and yes, they're designing a 680i board. Rest assured DFI's engineers are incredibly impressed with the chipset - I can't wait. :D
Tyinsar 22nd November 2006, 17:33 Quote
While the tweeking options are great it would be nice to have the default settings stable - I suspect a lot of noob "1337" users are going to go out & buy this board then have no idea why it isn't stable.
BUFF 22nd November 2006, 17:38 Quote
it's good that it's a nice board but you can't help but feel that their target market of presumably overclocking enthusiasts are currently more likely to be looking at a Core 2 Duo setup ...
Kipman725 22nd November 2006, 18:20 Quote
like the look of the bios, I recomend just googling any bios option you are not sure what does... always used to work for me. (apart from AGP cache sizes where there is so much disinfo it's not even funny! )
M4RTIN 22nd November 2006, 19:12 Quote
how much time have you had to mess about in the bios on the board? have you found use for so many crazy options. it all seems ott to me, like they are trying to get customers with loads of tweaks that actually know one needs,
Evenge 22nd November 2006, 19:15 Quote
Aww, DFI = Dream board... :D
Bindibadgi 22nd November 2006, 19:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by M4RTIN
how much time have you had to mess about in the bios on the board? have you found use for so many crazy options. it all seems ott to me, like they are trying to get customers with loads of tweaks that actually know one needs,

Well they are covering all their bases. For those who want that kind of power it's there but if you don't know what it does or you don't need it just leave it auto. Like anything though, playing can give you a good learning experience after all only voltages are likely to kill something but memory timings are just a CMOS reset.
radodrill 22nd November 2006, 19:30 Quote
This MB has been out for quite a while now and a revised BIOS is already availably from DFI.

DFI is IMO the best MB. my LP 925X-T2 is the best board I've ever had.
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Originally Posted by The Bart Man
I love DFI boards but when will they come with a cool new lanparty board for the Intel Core 2 Duo processors?! They are way to mutch AMD orientated.
DFI caters to the enthisiast/gamer market, which primarily used AMD CPUs --> DFI builds primarily AMD boards
speedfreek 22nd November 2006, 19:48 Quote
It looked too much on par with everything else, I was expecting it to blow past everything.

I dont know why we dont see anything with an ati chipset anymore.
PA!N 22nd November 2006, 20:24 Quote
I don't like DFI Lanparyts boards. To me they are just wannabe 1337g4m0r boards, allthough they are supposed to be quite good...
Tim S 22nd November 2006, 20:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by radodrill
This MB has been out for quite a while now and a revised BIOS is already availably from DFI.
The latest official BIOS on DFI's website (dated 8/29) still has the drive strength issues - that was the BIOS we used for all of our testing. :)
MrWillyWonka 22nd November 2006, 20:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by PA!N
I don't like DFI Lanparyts boards. To me they are just wannabe 1337g4m0r boards, allthough they are supposed to be quite good...

Well, they are 1337 yes, but they are also very good. I've got one myself and I can't fault it although it can be a bit picky at times.
Tulatin 22nd November 2006, 21:43 Quote
680 is QuadFather only? That's a ****** deal, but then again, the main benifits that are being brought to Intel's table with 680i are the capability for stupidly wide SLI, triple x16s, damn high FSBs, and wide open memory options. Memory clocking on the K8 Platform IS CPU limited overall. So, it does seem like a nice board but the lack of clockability sort of sucks.
Sea Shadow 22nd November 2006, 22:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by OdDBaLL_MoD
No, there is a support bracket included with the DFI boards that come with the Karajan Audio module, it is there to take the strain off the connection.

Both myself and my mate have the same boards, and we both have the plastic support bracket. It's a white colour, although, they used to be black.

Edit: Also, on the DFI website, there is a picture that shows it on the motherboard, with the audio module connected

DFI Pic
I got a bracket with mine too, they may have just forgotten to give you one haha.

Also anyone can get support from DFI, not just reviewers. Anyone who ever needs support or just wants some advice can go over to DFI-Street. There are reps from DFI, OCZ, Corsair and more there who can help with any questions. When I got my nForce 4 SLI-DR I went there and I was able to get all the advice I needed. Also if you want to get the best overclock possible you need to go study their OCing guides. Also from what I have seen, it usually takes a week or two of tweaking to get the best performance out of a board. Understandably you obviously don't have the time to spend trying to get the best OC out of the board.

Still a very nice review, keep up the good work ;)
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