The nForce4 SLI chipset may have been released well over a year ago, but its feature set is still competitive with most of the Athlon 64 core logic available on the market. Log in Don’t have an account? The chip eschews high definition in favor of a basic AC’97 audio implementation, which DFI predictably pairs with a Realtek codec. We’ve yet to encounter a chipset-level high definition audio implementation that supports DVD-Audio playback, and there are precious few other sources for high-def content. No Interruptions Day Shortbread. It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff!

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The IDE connectors are at our preferred upper right edge of the motherboard, and the floppy connector is a board edge connector located on the right edge around the middle of the board. As you will see later in our audio tests, the Karajan module was a much better performer than what we expected when we first saw the onboard Realtek codec. When it comes to real overclocking, there’s only one company which enthusiasts turn to, DFI. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.

That’s an understandable strategy given the nForce4 SLI’s rough feature parity with its successor, whose extra PCI Express lanes convey few real-world performance benefits.

DFI LANParty nF4 SLI-DR: Features and Layout – nForce4 SLI Roundup: Painful and Rewarding

Socket based Athlon 64 processors. Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing A single PCIe x1 and x4 slot are present the implementation of these is a little unusual, as we will see later. We’ve yet to encounter a chipset-level high definition audio implementation that supports DVD-Audio playback, and there are precious few other sources for high-def content.

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Sign up now Dfii Password Remember Me. In fact, some motherboard manufacturers have passed over the X16 in llanparty of new designs that use the plain old nForce4 SLI. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff!

DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR Motherboard Review –

Despite impressive storage and networking capabilities, the nForce4 SLI falls flat in the audio department. Motherboards Previous page Next page. Unfortunately, the SiI rides the PCI bus, so it’ll have to share limited bandwidth with other peripherals.

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DFI UT nF4 SLI-DR – LANPARTY – motherboard – ATX – Socket 939 – nForce4 SLI Series

Dell returns to the stock market after six years. RAID 5 can be implemented on this controller with 3 hard drives. Don’t let the unnecessarily awkward name put you off, though.

The usual four IDE devices are supported.

Traditionally brand-name capacitors that come from Japan kanparty considered the best, and we’re pleased to report that the ones found on this motherboard are all Japanese made. The pin ATX is located on the preferred top right edge of the motherboard, and the 4-pin 12V power connector is right beside it.

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You can find more information on the ALC at Realtek. About Us Employment Privacy Policy. DFI knows that enthusiasts not only want fast computers, they want them to look good too.

In a market not known for brand loyalty, DFI has somehow been able to forge a strong relationship with overclockers. Customize The Tech Report I wouldn’t get too worked up about a lack of high definition audio, though.

nForce4 SLI Roundup: Painful and Rewarding

Lanpqrty are no rear ports for a Parallel Printer or serial devices, but there is an onboard header for an external serial device an IR header. About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile. In fact, DFI has been so successful that it is hard to imagine that the company only entered the enthusiast market two years ago.

Both locations worked well in our testing. One of the most important features for overclocking enthusiasts on this board are the memory voltage selector jumpers Lanpagty has placed just above the 24 pin ATX connector. We tried both ATI and nVidia top-of-the line cards to make sure. SATA connectors are to the right of the nF4 chipset and the magnetic levitation fan. Of course, enthusiasts desire more than checkbox features.