We were looking at our old test system and noticed that about one year ago, it cost roughly the same as our current system and each part was pretty close to one another in the overall performance spectrum, so long as you compensated for the time difference. The memory is above the CPU socket and is very accessible, unlike most boards in which you have to remove your video card to get at the memory. This is not a huge oversight but one that could have been avoided without much difficulty. Voldenuit It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. The next series of tests were synthetic gaming tests.

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Dual Xpress Graphics may not improve frame rates or give you bragging rights at the next LAN party, but it does have its benefits. As you probably already know, this motherboard comes in a SLI version which is currently tough to get your hands on, but which is very similar to fn4 one.

The 4-pin and pin power connectors are at the top right of the motherboard, where they should be.

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Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! We experience no cracking or sound disruption at any time during our motherboard use.

The extra MB of memory will be of more help during day to day multitasking than during gaming or processor intensive applications. Best Selling in Motherboards. Booting to the Windows desktop wasn’t an issue, but using the mouse caused the OS to become ultrz-d. This board has a great layout, looks sweet, and is a strong performer. It is held in place by two screws and it has a large retaining plate on the back. After installing the CPU cooler it was time to fire up the system. Of course, this required a substantial drop in the multiplier, but since we are testing the motherboard and not the processor this was a moot point.

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We can also see that the memory difference, which bothered us so much during installation, had a relatively small effect on performance.

DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D, Socket 939, AMD Motherboard

Unless you have major sound needs there seems to be no reason to upgrade to an aftermarket sound card. Taking a look kltra-d the board you will see a well thought out and easy to work with layout. Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing I can’t help but wonder if more users would be happier with a dual LAN config that paired the nForce4’s integrated Gigabit Ethernet with an Of course, a lot of this has to do with the video card- its crucial to gaming performance, but this is enabled by the DFI motherboard, ulra-d has proven itself to be a great foundation for your system, especially when compared to an older, Pentium system, which xfi of people are still using.

Check out the forums! Save on Motherboards Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. This is a socket motherboard, built to be used with a AMD Athlon64 processor.

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The jumpers can be switched to route eight lanes to each of the x16 slots and four lanes to the x4, effectively disabling the x1 slot. In this window you can also set your CPU voltage, in two different ways, startup and running. Our BFG video card installed without incident, despite the chipset cooler having to be underneath the edge of the card. The next series of tests were synthetic gaming tests. This is a great feature because many overclocks fail because of undervolting after a cold boot.

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This motherboard takes advantage not only of this great new processor but of PCIe graphics, which has all but replaced AGP. It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays.

The final stage of the benchmarking was done using actual gaming performance. We will be testing it to make sure though. Fortunately, the rest of the board is not. Show More Show Less. In a very unexpected turned of pan it was able to beat out our DFI test system.

We gave this a try and it worked!

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