|It's getting here, slowly|
It's been delayed more than three months, but we just got word from DFI that the LANParty UT RD600-T2R/G will officially launch on December 15, 2006. Distributors expect the MSRP to be around $220.
We first published images of the board back in October of this year. Earlier today images of the board were posted on the net that do not represent the final design. We've been told these images are either fake or of an early prototype. The images DailyTech published earlier this year are also of the final design.
DFI claims this will be the last ATI/AMD chipset for an Intel motherboard -- at least as far as its roadmaps are concerned. No other major OEM brand has picked up the chipset for channel sales. This likely has contributed to its delay as well.
Additionally, we've also received word that DFI has an nForce 680i motherboard in the works. This board is not expected to launch until January, but it will be a significantly different design than the nForce 680i reference boards.