DFI cooks up X38 motherboards

COMPUTEX — Naturally, the majority of motherboard makers are working on motherboards based on Intel’s X38 Express chipset. One of those manufacturers is DFI, which like Abit had two X38 mobos on display in its booth: one high-end variant with DDR3 support, in this case dubbed LanParty X38-T3R:

..and one more affordable model with only support for DDR2 memory, the LanParty X38-T2R:

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    • moose17145
    • 13 years ago

    mmmm… look at that digital circuitry around the cpu area…. definitely a fan!

    • Krogoth
    • 13 years ago

    X38 = underwhelming

    I am sure that DFI boards will rock, but will command a price tag of $249+.

    • flip-mode
    • 13 years ago

    Is a DFI board actually going to hit the market in a timely fashion? 😯

    That DDR2 board could be in my future.

    • Sargent Duck
    • 13 years ago

    Sigh….so many PCIe 16x slots. You know, I wish MB makers would take a closer look at those results from that Valve survey. How many people have multi-gpu configs? How small was that number?

      • bthylafh
      • 13 years ago

      You are not the target market for this motherboard. Deal.

      • UberGerbil
      • 13 years ago

      yeah, because all those PCIe lanes could be so much more usefully employed as x4 or x1 slots…

        • pedro
        • 13 years ago

        Haha… classic.

        I tend to agree tho’.

      • SPOOFE
      • 13 years ago

      They can still use those slots as x1 or x4. It’s not like they’re being wasted.

      I’m all for options, even options I’ll likely never tap into.

    • deruberhanyok
    • 13 years ago

    In case anyone sees it and wonders, the “bernstein” audio appears to be a riser card with a Realtek codec on it – ALC885 listed as likely.

    Too bad, too. Was hoping some companies would take the new chipsets as an opportunity to give ADI some more representation.:(

    • UberGerbil
    • 13 years ago

    Any idea what this “Bernstein 8-channel theater-level audio” might be? I can’t read the chips in the shot for clues…

    • UberGerbil
    • 13 years ago

    Hmmm, looks like everybody in Taiwan had the same idea about how to segement the market. The question is, do you get anything /[

    • Justice
    • 13 years ago

    I wish all mobos would come with TMF caps instead of Electrolytic (SP) caps. My EPoX uses TMF caps. I like how all the SATA ports are horizontal to the board rather then perpendicular.

      • UberGerbil
      • 13 years ago

      Agreed. I have to laugh at the sticker that says “100% capacitors” — 100% of what?

      New! Improved! Now, with more!

        • Bluekkis
        • 13 years ago

        Knowing that DFI advertises on using only Japanese capacitors that probably refers to that. Guess the letters were too expensive… =P

      • JJCDAD
      • 13 years ago

      “Ultimate North Bridge cooler”

      Ha ha. The invisible north bridge cooler.

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