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DFI LANPARTY "B" Canterwood and Springdale - Head to Head - Specifications

We've got two very capable Pentium 4 based chipsets under the spotlight today from Intel based on DFI's new line of LANPARTY "B" motherboards for the enthusiast. We compare the more expensive Canterwood to the cut-down Springdale chipset but tweaked up by DFI. The results may surprise!

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Dec 3, 2003 5:00 am

Specifications of DFI LANPARTY 865PE

 

CPU

 

Intel Pentium 4 Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology

 

- 800MHz/533MHz system data bus

 

Intel Pentium 4 Northwood processor

 

- 533MHz/400MHz system data bus

 

Intel Celeron Northwood processor

 

- 400MHz system data bus

 

Chipset

 

Intel 865PE chipset

 

- Intel 865PE Memory Controller Hub (MCH)

 

- Intel 82801EB I/O Controller Hub (ICH5)

 

System Memory

 

Four 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets

 

Supports dual channel (128-bit wide) memory interface

 

Supports up to 4GB system memory

 

Synchronous operation with processor system bus

 

- PC2100/PC2700/PC3200 (DDR266/DDR333/DDR400) with 800MHz FSB CPU. DDR333 will run at 320MHz memory frequency when used with 800MHz FSB CPU.

 

- PC2100/PC2700 (DDR266/DDR333) with 533MHz FSB CPU

 

- PC2100 (DDR266) with 400MHz FSB CPU

 

Supports non-ECC (x64) DIMM using 128Mb, 256Mb or 512Mb

 

Supports unbuffered DIMMs

 

BIOS

 

Award BIOS, Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP Plug and Play compatible

 

Genie BIOS provides:

 

- CPU/DRAM overclocking

 

- AGP/PCI/SATA overclocking

 

- CPU/DIMM/AGP overvoltage

 

Flash EPROM for easy BIOS upgrades

 

4Mbit flash memory

 

CMOS Reloaded

 

Super Patch

 

Audio

 

C-Media CMI9739a 6-channel codec

 

20-bit stereo full-duplex codec with independent variable sampling rate

 

High quality differential CD input

 

True stereo line level outputs

 

S/PDIF-in/out interface

 

LAN

 

Realtek RTL8110S Gigabit LAN PCI controller

 

Full duplex support at both 10, 100 and 1000 Mbps

 

SATA IDE WITH RAID

 

Silicon Image Sil3112A PCI to Serial ATA controller

 

Supports two SATA (Serial ATA) interfaces which are compliant with SATA 1.0 specification (1.5Gbps interface)

 

Supports RAID 0 and RAID 1

 

IEEE 1394 (Firewire)

 

VIA VT6306 PCI 1394 integrated host controller

 

Supports three 100/200/400 Mb/sec ports

 

AGP

 

Supports 1.5V AGP 8x (2.13GB/sec.) and AGP 4x(1066MB/sec.) for 3D graphics applications (AGP 2x and 3.3V AGP card are not supported)

 

Supports AGP 3.0 and AGP 2.0 spec.

 

Rear Panel I/O Ports

 

1 PS/2 mouse port

 

1 PS/2 keyboard port

 

1 DB-9 serial port

 

1 DB-25 parallel port

 

4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports

 

1 1394 port

 

1 RJ45 LAN port

 

2 S/PDIF RCA jacks (S/PDIF-in and S/PDIF-out)

 

3 audio jacks: line-out, line-in and mic-in

 

2 audio jacks for center/bass and rear out

 

I/O Connectors

 

2 connectors for 4 additional external USB 2.0/1.1 ports

 

2 connectors for 2 external IEEE 1394 ports

 

1 front audio connector for external line-out and mic-in jacks

 

1 connector for an external game/MIDI port

 

2 internal audio connectors (CD-in and AUX-in)

 

1 S/PDIF connector for optical cable connection

 

1 connector for IrDA interface

 

4 Serial ATA connectors

 

2 IDE connectors

 

1 floppy connector

 

2 ATX power connectors (20-pin and 4-pin 12V)

 

1 Wake-On-LAN connector

 

1 opened chassis alarm connector

 

CPU fan, chassis fan and 2nd fan connectors

 

4 diagnostic LEDs

 

1 diagnostic LED connector for external 4 diagnostic LEDs display

 

EZ touch switches (power switch and reset switch)

 

Expansion Slots

 

1 AGP slot

 

5 PCI slots

 

Specifications of DFI LANPARTY Pro 875B

 

CPU

 

Intel Pentium 4 Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology

 

- 800MHz/533MHz system data bus

 

Intel Pentium 4 Northwood processor

 

- 533MHz/400MHz system data bus

 

Intel Celeron Northwood processor

 

- 400MHz system data bus

 

Chipset

 

Intel 875P chipset

 

- Intel 82875P Memory Controller Hub (MCH)

 

- Intel 82801ER I/O Controller Hub (ICH5R)

 

System Memory

 

Supports dual channel (128-bit wide) memory interface

 

- Each channel supports 2 DIMM sockets

 

Supports up to 4GB system memory

 

Supports Dynamic mode to optimize system performance

 

Synchronous operation with processor system bus

 

- PC2100/PC2700/PC3200 (DDR266/DDR333/DDR400) with 800MHz FSB CPU (supports PAT mode).

 

DDR333 will run at 320MHz memory frequency when used with 800MHz FSB CPU.

 

- PC2100/PC2700 (DDR266/DDR333) with 533MHz FSB CPU

 

- PC2100 (DDR266) with 400MHz FSB CPU

 

Supports ECC/non-ECC DIMMs

 

Supports unbuffered DIMMs

 

BIOS

 

Award BIOS, Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP Plug and Play compatible

 

Genie BIOS provides:

 

- CPU/DRAM overclocking in 1MHz stepping

 

- AGP/PCI/SATA overclocking

 

- CPU/DIMM/AGP overvoltage

 

4Mbit flash memory

 

CMOS Reloaded

 

Audio

 

20-bit stereo full-duplex codec with independent variable sampling rate

 

High quality differential CD input

 

True stereo line level outputs

 

S/PDIF-in/out interface

 

6-channel audio output

 

LAN

 

Uses 82547EI Gigabit LAN CSA interface

 

Full duplex support at both 10, 100 and 1000 Mbps

 

ATA RAID

 

Uses HighPoint 372N RAID controller

 

RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and 1.5

 

ICH5R SATA IDE WITH RAID

 

Supports two SATA (Serial ATA) interfaces which are compliant with SATA 1.0 specification (1.5Gbps interface)

 

Supports RAID 0 and RAID 1

 

AGP

 

Supports 1.5V AGP 8x (2.13GB/sec.) and AGP 4x (1066MB/sec.) for 3D graphics applications (AGP 2x and 3.3V AGP card are not supported)

 

Supports AGP 3.0 and AGP 2.0 spec.

 

Rear Panel I/O Ports

 

4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports

 

1 RJ45 LAN port

 

1 DB-9 serial port

 

1 DB-25 parallel port

 

1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port

 

1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port

 

2 RCA jacks for S/PDIF-in and S/PDIF-out

 

2 audio jacks for center/bass and rear out

 

3 audio jacks: line-out, line-in and mic-in

 

I/O Connectors

 

2 connectors for 4 additional external USB 2.0/1.1 ports

 

1 front audio connector for external line-out and mic-in jacks

 

1 connector for an external game/MIDI port

 

2 internal audio connectors (CD-in and AUX-in)

 

1 S/PDIF-in/out connector for optical cable connection

 

1 connector for IrDA interface

 

2 RAID IDE connectors

 

2 Serial ATA connectors

 

2 IDE connectors

 

1 floppy connector

 

2 ATX power supply connectors

 

1 Wake-On-LAN connector

 

4 fan connectors for CPU fan, chassis fan, second fan and chip fan

 

1 diagnostic LED connector for external 4 diagnostic LEDs display

 

EZ touch switches (power switch and reset switch)

 

Expansion Slots

 

1 AGP slot

 

5 PCI slots

 

 

 

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