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DFI®, a worldwide leader in industrial computing solutions and maker of the LANParty™ series of motherboards, today launched the new LANParty NF4 SLI-DR and LANPartyUT NF4 Ultra-D motherboards for the socket 939 AMD® Athlon™ 64 platform. Taking full advantage of the rich feature set the NVIDIA® nForce4 chipsets have to offer, the new DFI UV-sensitive motherboards bring more performance lead to high-end desktop computing than others. SLI™ (Scalable Link Interface) and DXG™ (Dual Xpress Graphics) Technologies
Based on the nForce 4 SLI chipset, the new LANParty NF4 SLI-DR motherboard is DFI’s first to fully support NVIDIA’s new SLI technology in the signature LANParty package. Delivering almost twice the performance of a single GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) configuration, SLI brings more graphics realism to desktop PCs than any other technologies. The multiple GPU support of SLI takes advantage of the increased PCI-Express bandwidth and enables DFI’s new motherboard to support two identical PCI-Express video cards simultaneously using a bridge connector. Seamlessly operating in parallel, the new LANParty motherboard provides the perfect solution for real time rendering, complex video processing or intensive game play.

Similarly, the nForce 4 Ultra chipset based LANPartyUT NF4 Ultra-D motherboard supports dual display cards to deliver the ultimate graphics experience. DFI’s proprietary DXG (Dual Xpress Graphics) Technology benefits from the multiple PCI-Express lanes the chipset supports, using the 16x and 2x configurations, to allow for versatile graphics support and utmost future-proof upgrade ability.

New Storage Standard
The new LANParty NF4 SLI-DR and LANPartyUT NF4 Ultra-D motherboards bring several important technological breakthroughs to the AMD socket 939 platform. Designed for users to run multiple applications without bottlenecks, both motherboards support Serial ATA II hard drives and Native Command Queuing (NCQ). Serial ATA II delivers a high-speed transfer rate of 3GB/second, more than twice as fast as traditional ATA133. NCQ introduces asynchronous I/O and increases drive reliability in heavy workloads by eliminating much of the mechanical wear and tear.

To provide a reliable and scalable data environment, the motherboards support RAID through NVIDIA’s new NV RAID Utility software. NV RAID allows for both Serial ATA and IDE 0, 1, 0+1 RAID configurations. Through its Window’s based utility suite, users can now easily partition hard drives and configure RAID.

In addition to the multiple RAID functions, the SLI version brings RAID 5 to the desktop with its integrated Silicon Image 3114 chip. RAID 5 is one of the most popular RAID levels, where it stripes both data and parity information across three or more drives, removing the bottleneck that the dedicated parity drive presents and improving write performance.

Performance and Stability Enhancement Features
Boasting the industry’s most complete and advanced BIOS options, the new LANParty and LANPartyUT motherboards raise the bar even further with new additions. For the overclocking minded enthusiasts, both motherboards now support memory voltage from 2.5V to 4.0V, CPU core voltage up to 2.1V, chipset voltage from 1.5V to 1.8V, HTT ranging from 1.2 to 1.5, adjustable multiplier control up to 20x and a large range of Async settings. Combined with DFI’s CMOS Reloaded™ technology, both motherboards enable users to maximize performance potentials while enjoy the convenience of saving all the BIOS settings on the fly, renaming to customize CMOS settings, and recalling using a user-defined hot key.

To provide rock solid stability, both nForce4 chipset based motherboards feature Japanese aluminum electrolytic capacitors, magnetic levitation north bridge cooling fan with fan speed control, and all aluminum heat sink on mosfets. The conductive polymer (electrolytic) aluminum solid capacitors provide high resistance to over-voltage and reverse voltage as compared with other capacitors, making them the ideal choice for overclocking and mission critical motherboards. To further provide maximum cooling on-board, both motherboards feature DFI’s first magnetic levitation chipset cooling fan that moves almost twice the air compared to standard chipset fans while producing extremely little noise. Thanks to magnetic levitation technology, the spinning fan blades “float†in a magnetic field and thereby dramatically reduces friction, wear and tear, and heat generation. All of these hardware implementations directly contribute to cooler, quieter and longer lasting motherboards.

Most Extensive Integrated Features
Designed to lead in most features per value, both LANParty NF4 SLI-DR and LANPartyUT NF4 Ultra-D motherboards comprise of DFI’s proprietary EZ On and Reset buttons to make testing and installation easy, dual Gigabit LAN (PCI and PCI Express based) for blazing fast network connection, and NV Active Armor Firewall to protect clients from security attacks at a decreased CPU utilization rate. Audiophiles are entertained with the proprietary Karajan 8-channel audio solution. With its independent audio riser card, unwanted static noise and other audio interference are eliminated to produce a superior sound quality.

Availability and Package Details
The LANParty NF4 SLI-DR package includes matching colour UV reactive round and SATA cables, PC Transpo computer carrying case, FrontX break out box, SLI bridge and on-board SLI switch caps. The LANPartyUT NF4 Ultra-D motherboard is bundled with matching colour UV reactive round and SATA cables and SLI bridge. Both LANParty NF4 SLI-DR and LANPartyUT NF4 Ultra-D motherboards are currently available in limited quantities through DFI’s authorized resellers worldwide. For more information on where to buy and the complete specifications, please visit http://www.dfi.com.tw or email [email protected].



About DFI® (San Jose), Inc.

Founded in 1981 in the heart of Asia, DFI, Inc. is a worldwide leader in motherboard design and manufacturing. Headquartered in Taiwan, DFI’s international presence includes the United States, the Netherlands, China and Japan. Dedicated to manufacturing the highest quality solutions for the expanding IT market, DFI’s product lines include a complete line-up of advanced motherboards, graphics solutions, and Applied Computing Platforms. The company sells its products through a selected group of distributors, system builders, VARs, retailers and e-tailers internationally.

DFI’s US branch office is located at 30991 San Clemente Street, Hayward, CA 94545. For more information on the company, please visit www.dfi.com.tw or email [email protected].

and for more info check these threads

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...1&page=1&pp=25

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/show...?threadid=3447
 

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Originally Posted by YiffyGriffy

Time to sell my house and buy an FX-55 it seems.

If you bring it round mine, i'll let you crash on my sofa.
 

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Originally Posted by xms

If you bring it round mine, i'll let you crash on my sofa.

lol alright, that settles it then

Man and I was thinkin these boards weren't gonna be out 'til April... oh well, I'm still waiting for Dual Core FXs though.
 

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Originally posted by Angry_Games
i have info on these boards. I am not allowed to say anything about them other than they will be released somewhere in Feb to April, depending on how long it takes to get them to a final version and into mass production.

trying to goad info out of me will not work. I don't know nor care what certain websites are allowed to release for information. I assume if they are posting pictures then one of two things is happening:

1. they are breaking NDA and I have already contact my superiors to alert them either way

2. were given permission to post this or that or whatever about the boards. This is fine as it has nothing to do with me.

that being said, I have a pre-production board on the way to me this week. You wont see any pictures or get any tidbits of information from me as I follow the rules my superiors set for me to the letter. I don't leak, hint, or sneak info out. This is a PR/Marketing trick and if that is what PR/Marketing wants to do to entice you with bits of information then that is their choice.

I am the support manager for USA. My worries are not how many of you are interested in the boards or are clamoring for information. My worries are about full and expert support of the board and secondary worries are testing the boards for issues and defects before they go into mass production.

This may sound harsh or unfeeling but it is simply the truth. My job isnt to entice you into buying a product that isn't on the market yet. The NF4 boards are still not on the market. Therefore, I cannot release any information, and I will not even hint as to what I know other than there are going to be a lot of extremely happy users of these boards.


Perhaps we've spoken too soon.
 

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Originally Posted by YiffyGriffy

Perhaps we've spoken too soon.

Where did that qoute come from? The guy sounds a bit up himself.
 

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The DFI forums. I'd trust him more than anything, he does work for DFI afterall, and he's generally a nice guy too, just people were flaming him about not telling them about this crap sooner
 

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It is true, they've released production samples, no retail sales yet, which means you and I won't seem them for a few more months.
 

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Originally Posted by ThE_GeNeRaL

well i got the info of dfi's front page so it has to be true

Well we most definatly cannot get in trouble for that.

But....it could be a PR stunt.

..And can anybody see any difference in those two pictures?
 

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There is, they're subtle, but you can seem them. For one the SATA ports are different.
 

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God the computer gods are screwing with my mind lately. Just today I finally convinced myself that sticking with Socket 754 was a good idea, then I get these disgustingly tantilizing details about Dual Core FXs, and now this!. I had also just convinced myself that an AGP 6800GT was best for me, but man SLi is calling to me...
 

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Originally Posted by The Bartender Paradox

same here. i was on the verge of buying the asus sli but....wheeee DFI. GIMME GIMME GIMME!

I knew a guy where i used to work that spent 2 years (no joke) trying to buy a new machine.

He convinced himself he was going to get a Dell one, but every time he went to make the purchase, a new one had come out for the same price as the one he was looking at before. In the end, we just had to press the 'Buy Now' button for him.
 

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Originally Posted by xms

I knew a guy where i used to work that spent 2 years (no joke) trying to buy a new machine.

He convinced himself he was going to get a Dell one, but every time he went to make the purchase, a new one had come out for the same price as the one he was looking at before. In the end, we just had to press the 'Buy Now' button for him.

Levitating fans?

Now thats cool
 

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Originally Posted by xms

Well we most definatly cannot get in trouble for that.

But....it could be a PR stunt.

..And can anybody see any difference in those two pictures?

The one on left has 4 SATA connections just above the PCI slots... The other one does not.
 
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