DFI announces nForce4 boards, SLI alternative
DFI has formally announced
its LANParty NF4 SLI-DR and LANPartyUT NF4 Ultra-D motherboards. As its name implies, the LANParty NF4 SLI-DR taps NVIDIA's nForce4 SLI chipset to support dual PCI Express graphics cards. The LANPartyUT NF4 Ultra-D uses the nForce4 Ultra chipset, but still supports graphics cards thanks to DFI's proprietary Dual Xpress Graphics (DXG) technology:
Similarly, the nForce 4 Ultra chipset based LANPartyUT NF4 Ultra-D motherboard supports dual display cards to deliver the ultimate graphics experience. DFI’s proprietary DXG (Dual Xpress Graphics) Technology benefits from the multiple PCI-Express lanes the chipset supports, using the 16x and 2x configurations, to allow for versatile graphics support and utmost future-proof upgrade ability.
Both boards will apparently sport a funky "magnetic levitation" chipset fan whose blades float in a magnetic field to reduce friction and potentially noise levels.