Not long ago, DFI was famed for its LP NF4 series motherboard.
At that time, LP series board was attracted most of enthusiasts with its OC
ability, fully Japanese capacitors and SLI “switchable” function.
DFI LANParty series is mainly focus on high-end performance and OC product.
Of course, those are a bit expensive… Recently, some models like RD600 or
680i LT…etc. even though the performance of them are still up to standard,
but the “launch time” was a bit too late. It lost so much market opportunity.
The Intel’s P35 chipset is launched in June officially. Fortunately, this time
will not be lag behind the Intel’s launched time. DFI is ready to launch its P35
model in August.
As usual, they’re going to release the highest-end version first, which provides the unique heat pipe solution, “Transpiper”.
It is DFI LANParty UT P35-T2R.
The package design adopts the new design, since 680i.
It uses blue to be the main color, which is my favorite color too.
1st box, Accessories
Insides the box…
Cables, menu, Multi-language quick installation guide, drivers CD…etc.
The noteworthy features are the Brand new sound card and that copper pieces.
A close-up on brand new audio card,
This is called “Bernstein Audio”, an add-on card style.
The first on board audio supports “Full-Rate Lossless Content Protection codec”. It is 7.1 +2 channels.
That is really attractive that on board audio can be like this.
The 2nd box, The Transpiper,
This gear is just like a secret weapon of DFI. An adjustable heat pipe cooler,
It can be mounted onto different places of the board. Further, you also can
extend it to outside of the chassis for a better heat dissipation.
Inside the box…
The heat pipe itself. Screws for secure (also can secure a fan on it)
The 3rd box is contains the motherboard itself. fully solid capacitors are
almost a must of highest-end motherboard.
Lower left of the board:
3X PCI-EX16(PCIE1 at x16, PCIE3 at x4 or x1 and PCIE4 at x1)
The port that right below VIA chipset is the audio module “connecting port”
Lower right of the board:
1 x Floppy disk,
8 x SATAII (ICH9R+JMB363)
ICH9R, which supports RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5
JMB363, which supports RAID 0, 1
Upper right of the board:
4 x DIMMs of DDRII, which supports 667/800/1066
a mark, printed “Made is Taiwan” up there…
Upper left of the board:
The 8-phase digital PWM, that is enough to provide stable power for Quad
6 x USB 2.0
1 x 1394
Dual Gigabit LAN (Supports Teaming function)
North Bridge cooler
South Bridge cooler
It can mount the joint of Transpiper on to the surface.
This area likes a last part before the “terminal” of the whole heat pipe.
The heat of the system will be conducted through here to Transpiper
(outside). Besides, it has a copper “bridge” to connect the CPU and PWM.
That’s for help to carry out the heat from CPU.
A powerful motherboard needs a powerful DDRII memory too…
Corsair PC8888 can reached a good record with 680i ,like:
DDRII 1310 CL4 4-3-3 2T’s PI 1M
A guide for installation
A boot-up screen of this series
The E6850 of my own…frankly, it is not that hard to reach FSB500.
But in DFI’s P35, I was surprised it can be easier to get into OS with FSB522.
Most FSB of the CPU can be overclock to around 480 to 550MHz. I tried the
same CPU with other brand’s P35 motherboard. They can’t turn-on the
system when FSB is over 510MHs. DFI LP UT P35-T2R levels up the FSB to a next level.
I just got this motherboard yet. LANParty series always bring me something
new about their design and technology.
This model is obviously had creativity and innovation, especially the heat pipe design.
Aside from this, the OC performance is really up to the standard.
Only if you have a good CPU, you can reach FSB600 easily.
Recently, I saw a review of this model, which ends up with an amazing FSB670 record.
I believe that most of enthusiasts are look forward to see a better record than DFI NF4 age.
The BIOS options and OC introduction will be updated soon. Thank you!!