DFI's LANParty UT ICFX3200-T2R/G


Truly one of a kind
— 1:02 AM on April 2, 2007

IF YOU'RE SHOPPING FOR AN enthusiast-oriented LGA775 motherboard, your choice of chipsets is dominated by offerings from Intel and Nvidia. There is a third option, though, and it comes from the unlikeliest of sources. You see, before it was acquired by AMD, ATI was working on a CrossFire Express 3200 chipset for Intel processors. That chipset survived the acquisition, and under new branding as the AMD RD600, it's made an appearance on DFI's LANParty UT ICFX3200-T2R/G motherboard.

The ICFX3200 is an event not just because it's the first—and thus far only—motherboard based on the RD600, but also because it's DFI's only high-end LANParty board for Core 2 processors. DFI has quickly established itself as a favorite among enthusiasts, and many have been waiting with great anticipation to see what motherboard whiz Oskar Wu can cook up for a Core 2-compatible LANParty.

Has DFI's combination of seemingly contradictory ingredients—an AMD chipset with an Intel socket—produced a motherboard with mouth-watering potential? Keep reading to find out.

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