Motherboards - Published on Saturday, 08 December 2007 18:08 Written by Jonas Bergqvist
The DFI LanParty series is known for its excellent overclocking and spaced-out colors, but with the UT NF680i SLI-T2R the colors have been changed and all of the focus is on the performance. Our latest article investigates whether it has succeeded, or if the power was in the colors.
Ever since I bought my first DFI motherboard, DFI has been the way to go. All of its products, ranging from the Infinity to the LanParty line have all made a really good impression on me.
During the nForce 4 era, which I believe could be called the golden age of the LanParty line of products, I bought everything that DFI released, in terms of motherboards. Without exaggerating, I believe that DFI set a whole new standard on enthusiast and overclocking products. As of today, I'm still unable to find any motherboard manufacturer able to compete with DFI in terms of BIOS and clever designs.
Sadly enough, there hasn't been all too many DFI products on the store shelves lately. There's only one LanParty motherboard available for the Core 2 Duo, the DFI LANPARTY UT ICFX3200-T2R/G based on the RD600 chipset from AMD. Unfortunately, the motherboard was a bit of a failure despite of receiving positive reviews. One of the reasons might have been the availability, as it was hard to obtain, especially here in the north...
But now, one year since the introduction of the Core 2 Duo with several new interesting products on the way, it looks as if DFI is finally making its way back to the spotlight. One of the motherboards introduced by DFI this summer is the DFI LanParty UT NF680i SLI-T2R, a motherboard which I've been granted the opportunity to have a closer look at.
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