DFI introduces the first micro ATX motherboard for Core i7 and another X58 board for overclockers
DFI is known for their overclocking friendly motherboards, but the company also offers micro ATX boards for compact gaming or LAN PCs. Accordingly two new X58 motherboards for Intel's Core i7 have been introduced.
The DFI Lanparty DK X58-T3EH6 is a full ATX motherboard. The "DK” stands for the "Dark” series. The board is supposed to have good overclocking capabilities but is said to be cheaper than the Lanparty UT X58-T3EH8. The UT version costs about 290 Euros at the moment. Besides diagnostic LEDs the DK X58-T3EH6 offers the possibility to reset the BIOS by pressing the Power and the Reset button at the same time. DFI calls this EZ Clear. Like most X58 boards the DK X58-T3EH6 has three DDR3 slots and three slots for graphics cards.
DFI's new micro ATX board Lanparty JR X58-T3H6 (JR stand for junior) has six memory slots, too. In matters of graphics slots, DFI only offers two slots with 16 PCI-E 2.0 lanes each - so CrossfireX and SLI are still possible. Diagnostic LEDs as well as Power and Reset buttons are also available. The JR X58-T3H6 only offers six instead of eight SATA ports.
Both motherboards are supposed to offer several overclocking settings in the BIOS. Furthermore there is an automatic overclocking function: OC rookies just press "F1” while the system boots and thus the CPU is supposed to be overclocked by 20 percent. In matters of power supply DFI only gives "6 + 2 + 2” - but they don't specify which components are meant. We suppose that 6 phases are for the CPU, 2 for QPI and 2 for memory or Northbridge.
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