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DFI nForce 2 Lanparty Motherboard Review

By: Cameron Johnson | NVIDIA Chipset in Motherboards | Posted: Sep 9, 2003 4:00 am
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TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: DFI

Conclusion

 

DFI's past motherboard offerings have been very plain, very little in features and overclocking. This time around, it is not the case. The DFI NFII Lanparty has brought together all that DFI has strived for in its overclockers market.

 

DFI has provided in its NFII Lanparty series a great deal of useful features, especially designed for the avid Lan'er, as the name would suggest. Dual Ethernet comes highly recommended for users who need one connection for their broadband and one for the LAN events without interfering with each others settings, or if you wish, you can dual link into the hubs for 200MB/s transfers, which is harder to setup but possible especially under Windows XP. Addition of Serial ATA gives compatibility with upcoming Serial ATA drives, while it would be nice for Native support, nVidia doesn't support this yet.

 

In all we were pleased with DFI's first real effort into the overclocker's realm with a great product and much promise shown from a company who dealt OEM most of its business life.

 

- Pros

 

Fast

 

Dual DDR Support

 

Serial ATA

 

Dual Ethernet

 

LAN Carry system

 

FrontX front panel access

 

Respectable Overclocking

 

- Cons

 

No active cooling on Northbridge

 

Placement of 4 pin power could be better

 

Rating - 9 / 10

 

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