|DFI seems to be almost ready with a motherboard based on Intel's P55 chipset, that supports the company's upcoming LGA-1156 socket processors. This motherboard did not get the limelight at this year's CeBIT event. VR-Zone put it through a quick photo session. It doesn't seem like DFI finalized the board's cooling, hence the pictures don't show coolers over the chipset and VRM areas. The rest of the board's features are pretty visuals:|
* 6+2 phase CPU power circuit,
* Four DDR3 DIMM slots for dual-channel DDR3 memory
* P55 chipset used without any additional PCI-Express bridge chip
* Three PCI-E x16 slots, most likely two of them are routed to the CPU, arrange as x8, x8 with both populated, while the third is routed to the P55 chipset's 8-lane PCI-E hub
* Six SATA II ports from the PCH, two from an onboard controller, the same controller also provides an IDE connector
The rest of its features seem pretty standard for motherboards of its class. DFI may introduce this motherboard in some of the first waves of product launches following Intel's launch of compatible processors.