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DFI LANParty UT X58-T3eH8 Core i7 Motherboard

By: Cameron Johnson | Socket LGA 1366 in Motherboards | Posted: Feb 3, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: DFI

Inside the Box - Continued

 

DFI LANParty UT X58-T3eH8 Core i7 Motherboard

 

Due to the cross platform GPU support, DFI has given a plethora of crossover cables. First off, there is a single PCB SLI link cable that is used to run standard SLI operations such as connecting two GTX260's or Quad SLI when using cards like two 9800GX2's. Next is a 3-way SLI PCB bracket to connect any NVIDIA series of cards that are capable of 3-way SLI such as three GTX285's. As for the rest, there is a ribbon Crossfire cable to allow you to run ATI graphics cards in tandem.

 

DFI LANParty UT X58-T3eH8 Core i7 Motherboard

 

DFI has come up with a new cooling system to help reduce the internal temps of your case. This cooler is attached to the internal heatpipe at the rear I/O shield which has a hole in it to allow the pipe to pass through into the case. This heatsink then sits outside near the standard exhaust fans and uses the air exiting the case to help cool the heatpipe down. In our tests with it installed it did help compared to not having it installed, but it couldn't beat MSI's results.

 

DFI LANParty UT X58-T3eH8 Core i7 Motherboard

 

DFI has gone down the same road as ASUS and MSI in regards to the choice of audio for the UT X58-T3eH8; this by moving the audio to an external module. However, DFI has opted for the Bernstein audio module which is based off Realtek's ALC889 HD solution and unlike ASUS, the codec is still on the board itself. DFI has only moved the jacks to an external audio board.

 

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