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DFI Infinity NF650I Ultra Motherboard - Final Thoughts

If you are looking for an affordable motherboard to team up with your Core 2 CPU, DFI's 650I Ultra might do the trick.

| NVIDIA Chipset in Motherboards | Posted: Jun 22, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%Manufacturer: DFI

Final Thoughts

 

Nvidia's nForce 600i series from top to bottom are extremely capable and feature packed. DFI has been a great supporter of the enthusiast PC market. Designing its Infinity boards for the mid to high range of boards and its LANParty and LANParty UT series for enthusiasts and case modders out there.

 

DFI has been the only company to dare to take on the Crossfire 3200 Intel chipset from AMD/ATI, and for this courage we applaud them, and have a lot of time for this company daring to take on new products on the market despite what Intel wants them to do.

 

In our opinion, DFI has done a fantastic job with the 650i Ultra based chipset. While it isn't designed to take on the high-end based boards (which also cost much more), it does a good job to keep up as much as it can and its overclocking is pretty good for a value/mid range board.

 

Overall we were extremely happy with what DFI sent us and hope to see some more products hit the market very soon with some funky designs. If you do not required SLI dual graphics support and are not super concerned about massive packages or ultra overclocking ability, you'll be well served with this motherboard and save some cash too, since it is carries a more attractive price tag.

 

- Pros

 

nTune utility for Windows overclocking

 

Good price

 

Black PCB is attractive

 

Extremely efficient layout for connectors

 

Digital coaxial Audio in and Out

 

6 phase voltage regulation for cleaner CPU voltage

 

Cons

 

Falls behind the P35 chipset in performance and OC

 

Budget board - basic package and lacking features like SLI

 

Northbridge heatsink makes an annoying rattling sound

 

Rating - 8.5 out of 10

 

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