DFI nForce 680i LT SLI

April 3, 2007 at 10:44 pm 3 comments

DFI, Diamond Flower Inc. or Design For Innovation – whatever you like best – has justlp.jpg launched a long anticipated motherboard, the DFI LanParty UT NF680i LT SLI-T2R. This, the latest motherboard in the LanParty series, is designed to support Intel latest processors, including the all mighty Core 2 Extreme QX6700. But what really surprises me is that DFI chose the NF680i LT SLI chipset instead of the full featured NF680i SLI. As many of you should know, DFI´s LanParty series is built from scratch thinking on high end gamers and overclockers. What DFI did here was just skipping the reference 680i LT board – the one that eVGA, ECS, Biostar and XFX offer – and design their own motherboard, this is why it includes a third “long” PCI-Express that runs at 8x for some physics love. Oskar Wu and the rest of the LanParty team at Taiwan also dropped in third party controllers (Sil 3132 for SATA ports and VT6307 for Firewire) to complete the features the high end and fully featured NF680i SLI motherboards include. They chose a digital PWM for overclocking pleasure that keeps the socket free of obstacles for your big ass heatsink, dry ice/liquid nitrogen tube or phase change evaporator. In short words, DFI built a motherboard using a mild chipset and tweaked it to the extreme.

In the future I´ll tell you about a job offer I got from DFI USA about 18 months ago. I finally didn´t accept but it´s an anecdote worth telling.

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