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    Default ATI RD600 Chipset-DFI LANParty UT ICFX3200 T2R/G First Look

    Since the second half year of 2006, due to Core 2 Duo, Intel platform
    becomes the focus in enthusiast group again. Besides 975X chipset,
    Intel also launched P965 chipset to enhance its product line.

    On the other hand, NVIDIA released NF590 Intel edition this year.
    But the performance and OC ability of it is not as good as prospect.
    Then, they launched the brand new 6 series to backup the Intel platform

    At this moment, except RD580 for AM2, ATI still has a “Final solution” for Intel platform~RD600(ICFX3200)

    This time, I have DFI’s LANParty UT ICFX3200 T2R/G in hand.
    The board adopts ATI’s RD600; also this is a real high-end LP product of DFI after a long time.

    The package of the board is totally different from the past one,
    The cartoon illustration is unique style of LANParty product.
    I think the red color is represent ATI’s logo color.




    The accessories from the package;
    Wow, super-thick user menu, driver disc, IO shield and cables…





    DFI LANParty UT ICFX3200 T2R/G
    Motherboard appearance







    A view of board’s lower left: a built-in debug light, chip of Dual gigabit LAN,
    a future standard of VGA solution~ 3 slots of PCIe, and 3 traditional PCI





    A view of board’s lower right:
    Built-in Power/ Reset onboard button,
    Southbridge SB600 supports 4 SATAII ports, and RAID 0/1, 0+1 compatible
    Promise PDC40719 RAID chip, also supports 4 SATAII ports, RAID 0/ 1/ 0+1, 5 compatible




    A view of board’s upper right:
    4 x DIMM for memory,
    24 pin power plug and a IDE device.




    A view of board’s upper left:
    6 phase digital PWM, more stable power supply
    and a better space-saving for a huge-size CPU cooling fan.





    I/O components




    The temperature of ATI chipset is lower than Intel/ NVIDIA,
    Due to North bridge uses a LP exclusive heat sink




    A fancy LANParty case modding sticker, and a quick installation guide.




    A supreme High-end/ OC motherboard, should work with a supreme high performance DDRII memory:
    CORSAIR Dominator TWIN2x2048-8888C4DF




    A cute pinky “starting screen”

    Last edited by windwithme; 6 Jan 2007 at 21:09:36.

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    BIOS














    CPU
    0.44375V~1.60000V




    CPU
    max+121.5%




    DDRII
    1.50~3.01V















    CPU,max->511Mhz






















    FSB IO




    CMOS Reloaded













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    AMD System Manager




    CPU ,max->566Mhz
    DDRII,max->950Mhz















    Test platform
    CPU:INTEL Core 2 Extreme X6800
    MB: DFI LANParty UT ICFX3200 T2R/G
    DRAM:CORSAIR Dominator TWIN2X2048-8888C4DF
    VGA:Nvidia 8800GTX
    HD:Seagate 7200.7 80GB
    POWER:Corsair HX620W Modular Power Supply
    Cooler:TT Sonic Tower




    CPU 500X7=>3500Mhz,BIOS:1.53V
    DRAM DDRII 1111 CL4 4-4-9 2T,BIOS:2.20V
    8800GTX Default

    3DMARK2005





    Super PI 32M




    CPU 511X7=>3575Mhz
    DDRII 1200 CL4 4-4-9 2T BIOS:2.37V
    Super PI 1M




    ATI RD600 running the PI this program is slower with other chip but running
    other test program is same with other chips.

    Other performance and over clock test still not finished yet. Windwithme will
    go out two days for idea of ideal. The final test will publish on next week. Thanks for your support.

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    DDRII
    1.50~3.01V

    - -"

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    Nice Mobo,Nice OC power,but how much?....

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    หิ้วเทพมาจากนอกหรือครับ
    หรือผมตกข่าวมีขายในไทยแล้ว

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    Pictures of board’s detail.










    The lab test system details
    CPU: INTEL Core 2 Extreme X6800
    MB: DFI LANParty UT ICFX3200 T2R/G
    DRAM:CORSAIR Dominator TWIN2X2048-8888C4DF
    VGA:Nvidia 8800GTX
    HD:Seagate 7200.10 320GB
    POWER:Corsair HX620W Modular Power Supply
    Cooler:TT Sonic Tower




    Used X6800 series multiplier crack, can keep the processor uprise even
    after x11.




    8800GTX the default 576/900 MHz
    3DMark2003
    In an environment likes 680i, it runs 10% lower




    3DMark2005
    In an environment likes 680i, RD600 runs almost the same to it.




    3DMark2006
    In an environment likes 680i, RD600 runs almost the same to it.




    About the 3D rendering, RD600’s performance is quite good. It equipped with
    the highest model of NVIDIA~8800GTX. Only 3DMark2003 was performed so-
    so. The result of other 2 like: 05/ 06, were the same to NVIDIA’s 680i. Hope
    that NVIDIA has a better driver of 8800GTX for RD600 to improve the
    performance in 3DMark03.


    FSB part:
    Not long ago, the highest FSB of Intel platform that I tested is
    ASUS P5B-Deluxe

    My first X6800, which tested with P5B-Deluxe, was worked steady
    at highest FSB497. But the result of DFI’s RD600, worked steady at FSB520.




    My second CPU, E6300 gained highest FSB470 and worked steady
    (no matter how high the voltage I increase).
    The highest FSB of RD600 is 485. This’s worked steady too.
    (the same E6300, also no matter how hard I increase the voltage,
    it just can’t push the FSB a little higher.
    I think it must about the physical limitation of CPU itself)




    At last, the DDRII settings of RD600 are totally free for user to adjust.
    Not necessary to accord with the FSB ratio.
    CPU:500X7=>3500Mhz
    DRAM: DDRII 1200 CL4 4-4-9 2T
    (rest of some minor parameters are so tight)

    2.35V, a single Super PI 32M finished




    2.38V double Super PI 32M finished




    Although, I’m not test this board very detail.
    But I’d like to make a initial comments of 1st part test.

    DFI LANParty UT ICFX3200 T2R/G
    Merits
    1.BIOS options and settings are various and comprehensive

    2.Built-in total 8 x SATAII ports and the 3rd PCIe~ physics card,
    expansibility is really high

    3.The performance of FSB is excellent; almost can compares to Intel’s chipset.

    4.Memory adopts an “open-structure” for users to tweak.
    You can tweak how fast you want the DDRII to be.
    Not limited by CPU FSB ratio anymore.

    5.The board adopts some good features like: 6-phrase digital PWM,
    Dual gigabit LAN, Debug light and on board power/ reset buttons.
    Rich features!



    Things need to be improved:
    1.Price of RD600 is as high as 680i, hope there will be a new cheaper version
    that built without Promise RAID chip.

    2.If the in-box bundles and package can be improve next time, it’ll be great.

    3.The north bridge and areas around should have a better cooling solution,
    especially when FSB overclocked more than 500.

    4.The BIOS sometimes show a incorrect clocking, when FSB is overclocked.


    Although, RD600 is the last chipset that ATI designs for Intel platform.
    But DFI still tried their best to make it perfect as a LANParty series product.
    A highest FSB and the high “tweak-ability” of memory settings are the
    biggest merit of the board’s itself. Moreover, some of the setting and
    performance are even better than 965/ 975 and 680i chipset.
    If some minors issue that I mentioned about can be improved, I think
    LANParty ICFX3200-T2R is the best choice of all Intel platforms.

    windwithme will test two in-coming products:

    Performance and Overclock
    7900GSPhoenix version




    The mid-range motherboards of Intel’s platform
    MSI P6N SLI Platinum


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    Quote Originally Posted by Amagin View Post
    Nice Mobo,Nice OC power,but how much?....
    Newegg 269.99 USD

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    E6800 !?!!??? O_o"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcrxp View Post
    E6800 !?!!??? O_o"
    ES X6800
    CPUZ show E6800= =



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