The high-end model, DFI LANParty LT X38-T2R works great with reasonable DDR2 memory
The most popular chipset of 1st half year of 2007 must be Intels P35 + ICH9R.
So, X38 should be the most eye-catching chipset in the 2nd half year of 2007.
The differences between X38 and P35 are PCI-E 2.0 and Crossfire bandwidth as x16 + x16.
X38 is mainly support DDR3 memory. Some 1st tier manufacture has launched their X38 mobo around October.
After a month, DFI also launched their X38 motherboard too.
Meanwhile, DDR3 is relatively expansive.
Therefore, DFI mix and match X38 with DDR2 for a higher C/P ratio product.
The new model of X38 is a LANParty LT series.
They uses mostly white and blue color to light up the package box with some special clothing.
The menu, Driver CD, Cables, IO shield.
The audio part, they features Bernstein audio module, which uses ALC885 high definition codec.
The north bridge heat sink
DFI provides a high-level thermal paste- SHIN-ETSU X23-7783D
As per last model LP680i, this one can also add a fan on the heat sink too.
DFI LANParty LT X38-T2R motherboard:
The lower left of the board
*a total of three PCIe x16 slots (3way crossfire or a crossfire + physics render card)
1 x PCIe x1 slot
3 x PCI slots
Below VIA chipset, is the connecting port of Bernstein audio
The lower right:
8 x SATA II (ICH9R + JMB 363)
ICH9R supports RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5
JMB363 supports RAID 0, 1
The upper right:
4x DIMM DDRII support 667/ 800/ 1066.
The upper left:
LANParty series keep using 8-phase digital PWM for CPU power supplying.
I know you can order a Transpiper separately.
The performance of the CPU,
The Quad core FSB at 462MHz, stable at 4X Super PI 32M
The performance of DDRII
1200 CL5 5-5-15 1.85V
A single Super PI 32M stable
1.9V Dual SP2004, 2GB full loaded and stable
1200 CL4 4-4-9 2.35V
Single Super PI 32M stable
2.41V Dual SP2004, 2GB also full-loaded stable
The test of memorys bandwidth
The DRAM part, this board is inherent the good traditional from DFI, it still keeps the high record.
It even can use a lower voltage setting than P35.
The basic performance of X38 is a little bit higher than P35, besides, the VGA supports x16 + x16 bandwidth.
It just like a value-add for X38.
DFI LANParty LT X38-T2R
1)a special style design for both package and relative covers
2)All solid-state capacitors
3)rich and variety BIOS setting and wide range of voltage options
4)8-phase digital PWM and the isolated Bernstein audio module
5)The board utilizes DDR2 for a cheaper cost to users. The performance is excellent
1)The launch day of DFI X38 was two months later than the others
2)If the price of the LANParty X38 can be down a little, more users will love it, I think.
3)The OC of Quad core CPU doesnt better than P35
X38/ P35, Intel made them as a main product in 2007.
X38 is almost like P35, but the Dual x16 VGA and PCIe 2.0.
The Quad cores CPU seems hard to reach the record of P35. but it still can reach 550 to 600MHz.
If you want a upgrade VGA platform, X38 is almost a best choice for you,
particularly it has dual x16 VGA and PCIe2.0 supports.
But if budget is your first consideration. P35 is still the best choice for you!!
งดงามแต่ทำไมชอบออกช้าจังเลย X38 ไม่ต้องเอาแล้วเอา X48 เลย
ตัวนี้ไม่ใฃช่ตัวท๊อปน่ะครับ ซีรี่ย์ Lanparty เหมือนกัน เเต่ LTน่ะครับ ไม่ใช่UT ท๊อปสุดต้องUTครับ