Before we can draw our final conclusions, we will have a look at the cost of both motherboards. We consulted www.geizhals.eu for the EU prices and Froogle.com for the US:
€175/$230 - DFI Lanparty UT P35-T2R
€200/$240 - DFI Lanparty LT X38-T2R
DFI Lanparty LT X38-T2R
The updated X38 motherboard is slightly slower due to the untweaked memory configuration; If all settings, even the sub timings, would be exactly the same, I'm convinced that the X38 would be as fast as the P35. The €25 price difference is what you pay for full speed CrossFire compatibility, not an insane amount of money. The DFI X38 is definitely recommendable for people who want to get the most out of their system and are prepared to spend time tweaking the memory configuration; however, if you don't intend to use multiple ATI video cards, you might as well go for the P35.
In this review I compared the DFI lanparty X38 in features and capabilities to their P35 motherboard, mostly because both are aiming at almost the same target audience: the hardware enthusiasts.
If however you are not into high end overclocking, you’ll be happy to know that these Lanparty motherboards come packed with all the extra features found on most none-extreme OC boards. If you’re looking for an excellent foundation to build your system on, DFI Lanparty LT X38-T2R is far from a bad choice.
In the end though the difference we’ve seen here between the motherboards, can only be detected in benchmarks, during daily usage (gaming/surfing/office) you won’t notice a thing. So choose the product which best fits your required feature set, and know that performance wise S775 boards are all pretty much on par performance wise at standard/default speeds and settings.