Tuesday, December 12th 2006
Most Powerful Partnership in History – Core 2 Extreme Meets CROSSFIRE
When ATI first released its RD580 chipset, DFI's motherboard implementation took the market by storm and won countless awards for performance. As the RD580 supported x16 bus dual card Crossfire technology, the boost to graphics processing power made it perfect for overclockers and gamers. Earlier in the year ATI also released the RD600 chipset supporting Intel dual core and quad core CPUs. This chipset not only provides true Dual Crossfire VGA support technology but also introduces the latest 3D rendering technology – Physics Rendering support. The RD600 also received major improvements in overclockability and memory support. The LANParty UT ICFX3200-T2R/G supports all of Intel's latest Core 2 Extreme/Quad/Duo series processors. By using the ATI RD600 chip for the Northbridge and utilizing the SB600 for the southbridge the LP UT ICFX3200-T2R/G will certainly have an all-star line-up of components.
Support for All New Physics Rendering Card
Hardcore gamers, designers, and engineers working with physical effects have all been eagerly waiting for physics processing technology to mature and become more widespread. Unlike traditional 3D graphics processing, physics rendering can accurately simulate real-world physics such as the influence of gravity on moving objects, how game characters' clothes flutter in the breeze, how objects behave when blown up and where all of their fragments fly to. This technology will provide gamers with an even more realistic “Virtual World” and provide them with a gaming experience completely different to that of traditional graphics processing methods. The LANParty UT ICFX3200-T2R/G provides users with 3 sets of PCI Express x16 slots. Two of the slots are used for ATI Dual x8 Crossfire processing while the other PCIe slot (the 3 rd slot) provides PCIe x2 for the physics rendering card.
Six Phase Digital PWM
When a CPU is overclocked it not only requires more power but also demands a more stable power supply. For this reason the DFI engineers have built a Six Phase Digital PWM on the DFI LANParty UT ICFX3200-T2R/G to ensure that the power that the CPU receives is always 100% stable. This power supply design allows users to rest assured that they will never experience “Blowouts” and that the CPU will be provided with clean currents up to 200A ensuring that the extra load from CPU overclocking is completely met.
Designed to Withstand Overclocking
Overclocking performance is intimately linked to the motherboard quality. Fortunately DFI always demands extremely high quality from its motherboards and therefore their motherboards easily surpass others in performance due to design and quality. This is particularly true of the LANParty series which is targeted at high-end overclocking enthusiasts and hardcore gamers. The new LANParty UT ICFX3200-T2R/G motherboard supports voltage adjustments for the memory, Northbridge, HT, Southbridge as well as the CPU core. The wide range of BIOS options allows users to easily fine tune the board to an unparalleled degree. These carefully designed overclocking adjustment options together with DFI's BIOS technology designed for overclocking will be sure to provide enthusiasts with a whole new level of overclocking experience.
Latest DDR2 1066 Support
To maximize its overclocking potential the DFI LANParty UT ICFX3200-T2R/G motherboard is equipped with four DDR2 slots. Support is provided for single or double sided DDR2 800 and DDR2 1066 memory and also allows the memory voltage to be raised up to 3.2V.
For gamers the greatest benefit of Teaming technology comes through in LAN Games. When transferring large data files between computers, this technology effectively doubles the original Ethernet bandwidth. When gamers are battling each other across a LAN equipped with Teaming technology it will provide them with fast, bottleneck free gaming. DFI's new LANParty UT ICFX3200-T2R/G motherboard is provided with two Teaming technology equipped GbE LAN interfaces controlled by the high-performance Marvell 88E9052 GbE PCI-E and Marvell 88E8053 GbE PCI-E chips.
SATA-2 and RAID Support
The SATA-2 interface provides increased hard disk transfer performance and RAID offers increased data transfer rates between hard disks. RAID also improves data access performance and offers secure data storage. The LANParty UT ICFX3200-T2R/G offers a total of 8 SATA interfaces that would not seem out of place on a server grade motherboard The Southbridge chip controls 4 of the SATA-2 interfaces enabling the setup of RAID 0, RAID 1 or RAID 0+1 arrays; the other 4 SATA-2 interfaces are controlled by a Promise PDC40719 chipset that supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and RAID 5.
Vista Premium Edition's KARAJAN Audio Module
For audio, the Karajan audio module familiar to enthusiasts returns once more in the DFI LANParty UT ICFX3200-T2/G motherboard. It's worthwhile to note that the module uses the RealTek ALC885 8CH sound decoder chip certified by Microsoft as Windows Vista Premium Ready for significant improvements to audio quality. Gamers can not only enjoy ultra-realistic 7.1 channel audio in their battles but they can also enjoy improved theater quality DVD movie sound effects. The Karajan ALC885 chip offers sound quality that is simply unmatched by other integrated audio technologies. Source: DFI