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    Quote Originally Posted by flytek View Post
    helllOOOOoooo!

    why not just make it a bit more like the HR-05 with a good base for mounting and do away with the bottom part
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    is there any place to pre order some ?
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    yawn. by the time it gets out. i think we will see like a new 7xx chipset. etc etc.
    and quad cores will drop to dual core prices.

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    Will Penryn be LGA775? If so, I wonder if current chipsets will/can support it... either way I assume nForce 7 series will be DDR3, PCI-E 2.0, etc.

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    Listed on the DFI website http://www.dfi.com.tw/Product/xx_pro...YPE=MB&SITE=US

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    Northbridge: NVIDIA 680i LT SLI
    Southbridge: NVIDIA MCP55P
    MCP55P = 570Sli or 590Sli??

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    it bring absolutely nothing new to the table, DFI can't keep dropping the ball with delays under performance and expect ppl to gobble up their boards.

    754/939 glory can only last in the memory for so long, DFI heading for a fast downward spiral???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil-Fruits|R4z View Post

    MCP55P = 570Sli or 590Sli??

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    Yeah, I'm not sure what the MCP55P is... I only find it in reference to AM2 boards when I google it. Can someone clarify?

    It's still not clear how they appear to be offering full 680i functionality with the LT chipset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil-Fruits|R4z View Post
    Listed on the DFI website http://www.dfi.com.tw/Product/xx_pro...YPE=MB&SITE=US



    MCP55P = 570Sli or 590Sli??

    R4z

    I want to say 570sli

    This was taken from http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...us-p5n32e-sli/

    with specs in regard to Asus P5N32E-SLI Plus / looks like same SB




    CPU LGA775 socket for Intel® Core™2 Extreme/Core™2 Duo/Pentium® Extreme/Pentium® D/Pentium® 4/Celeron® D Processors
    Intel® Quad-core CPU Ready
    Compatible with Intel® 06/05B/05A processors
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    Chipset NVIDIA® Dual X16 SLI
    (C55+MCP55P; a.k.a. nForce®650i SLI & nForce®570 SLI)
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    any benches??? I'm torn between DFI Infinity 965P and this beauty..
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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualrain View Post
    Yeah, I'm not sure what the MCP55P is... I only find it in reference to AM2 boards when I google it. Can someone clarify?

    It's still not clear how they appear to be offering full 680i functionality with the LT chipset.
    Actually, if you look at the nVidia posted specs for the 680i LT chipset, the only difference listed is the "SLI-Ready Memory (MHz) with EPP" speed. All other specs are identical.

    Of course this leaves nVidia without enough defining characteristics between the chipsets, so the 'LT' reference motherboard they produce has some additional limitations (one NIC, no x8 slot, etc) to help get the costs down to wedge the board into a niche between the 680i and 650i - a reasonable thing to do, IMO.

    But that leads us back to the issue of non-reference 680i LT chipset based boards from other manufacturers... they (presumably) get the LT chipset at a reduced cost from nVidia, but the actual chipset is likely (speculation on my part) just the un-binned 680i chips. This means that the 3rd party board maker can basically drop the chipset into a 680i board, with full 680i functionality - except for some upper end 'rated' memory support.

    Of course they still need to tell consumers that this is a 'LT' chipset (pretending it's not would get them into legal trouble). So the real question becomes - how well will this (and future) boards perform and at what price-point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanki View Post
    Actually, if you look at the nVidia posted specs for the 680i LT chipset, the only difference listed is the "SLI-Ready Memory (MHz) with EPP" speed. All other specs are identical.

    Of course this leaves nVidia without enough defining characteristics between the chipsets, so the 'LT' reference motherboard they produce has some additional limitations (one NIC, no x8 slot, etc) to help get the costs down to wedge the board into a niche between the 680i and 650i - a reasonable thing to do, IMO.

    But that leads us back to the issue of non-reference 680i LT chipset based boards from other manufacturers... they (presumably) get the LT chipset at a reduced cost from nVidia, but the actual chipset is likely (speculation on my part) just the un-binned 680i chips. This means that the 3rd party board maker can basically drop the chipset into a 680i board, with full 680i functionality - except for some upper end 'rated' memory support.

    Of course they still need to tell consumers that this is a 'LT' chipset (pretending it's not would get them into legal trouble). So the real question becomes - how well will this (and future) boards perform and at what price-point.
    Hmmm... Excellent observation. You are correct, nVidia's literature (see below) shows that the only real difference in the chipsets is actually the PEG Linkboost, the EPP support for 1200MHz, (and perhaps a couple of USB ports - not clear)...



    What nVidia does is actually further cripple their reference motherboards to create more differentiation... it's not the chipset that's crippled so much as their reference LT motherboard!

    As you say, DFI, can choose to do a full 680LT implementation if they choose... which appears to be the case here.

    As for the overclockability of the LT... If you read the thread on the DFI Club forum, you would know that Oskar (their chief engineer?) stated early in the new year that he was not impressed with the consistency of OC on the 680i and Tony pointed out that the LT is actually newer silicon so perhaps nVidia has actually tweaked the LT's overclockability and/or it's consistency from chip to chip.

    Anyway, I think this DFI board has significant promise.

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    whats the better southbridge? 570 or 590? In regards to raid performance?
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    Please find the link to the manual

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    ahh... DFI.. the waiting again is what kills consumers.. hehehehe

    i'll wait.. i'm in A64 again..
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    Quote Originally Posted by erwinz View Post
    ahh... DFI.. the waiting again is what kills consumers.. hehehehe

    i'll wait.. i'm in A64 again..
    So bud, after giving RD600 such a BIG expanse of time to materialise, whatchya reckoning on ......for this one to show?

    Maybe we could do some PayPal Betting!?

    Anyone wanna start a Bookies Slip!? ....depends on the odds for me tbh!

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    Having just checked DFI Site for Downloads on this board, no Bios or Drivers but there is a "Manual"......
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    Quote Originally Posted by STaRGaZeR View Post
    Intel mounting hooks... this board sucks.

    RD600 was a fiasco, we´ll see this...

    I agree the intel mounting loops are not the best but they seem to work well with the right hardware and the manufactures of the NB cooling solutions should provide alternative mounting hardware to the spring clips. The TT Exteme Spirit ll comes to mind. Very solid mounting system for intel loops. I was having problems with my Swiftech NB waterblock keeping firm contact with the chip. I used these "hooks" instead of the sroing clips and problems are gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raju View Post
    best pre-supplied onboard solution I have seen yet. Should work i(in theory) quite well with a fan attached, Oskar has obviously put some thought into this..



    flytek I am guessing you are seth from over at the club? Just wondering if you are one and the same, you know me as raja from the dfi site...
    yes thats me...soz for the late response

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    Tbh, after using a DD NB block on an RD600, the clips provided are a poor solution, but probably the best one can do with hooks utilised by the Chipset manufacturer. It's almost like a Chicken Egg thing.......
    Either way, hooks are poor to Anchor a block with Tygon R3603 tubing...there is just too much "flimsy-ness" to it all for my liking! My now redundant MCW30 wire attatchment just sucks!
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    Obviously 4 thru hole mounts would be best, the four hook type mount works well with my danger den 975 chipset block, I find it quite sturdy, in comparison to the 2 clip method.

    With this 980 chipset trace routing is quite paramount to it's overall performance, I guess the hook mount system allowed a little more engineering room to play with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaHeX View Post
    memory controller is supporting up to DDR2-800 not DDR2-1200 as on 680i.
    So this is final right?
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    This has 3 pci-e slots, i dont understand why they dont call it a plain old 680i

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    Nvidia has labeled the chipset as LT, so that's where the name comes from. Oskar has managed to unlock all features of the LT to actually make it a straight 680i as he did not use the Nvidia reference design for the motherboard. You are correct from the standpoint of consumer as this board has inherent 680i features.

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    nVidia's own literature on the product is extremely confusing. Even by their own feature comparison table, they only difference between the LT and the full 680i is the EPP profile support (which any serious overclocker ignores anyway)...

    http://www.nvidia.com/page/nforce_600i_tech_specs.html

    I believe the LT silicon is actually a newer rev as well so it should have some of the kinks worked out of it and perhaps overclocks better than the 680i.

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    my board arrived today so i thought i'd take a bunch of photo's.
    most of you will have seen these elsewhere but a few of them might be worth something.
    so far its just the pics...will add stuff after the build and some testing.
    btw installing the heatsink was a breeze...substantially easier than say a stock cpu heatsink.
    after checking or applying the paste the heatsink should be aligned centrally between the mounting hooks as accurately as possible.
    then pressure and manipulation of diagonally opposed hooks will get it done in no time.
    the instructions in the package a complete enough.

































    so far i have measured vdimm and it appears to match the exact setting used in the bios when idle...
    vcore in bios i have set to 1.35 for the moment and measured idle is 1.358vcore.






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