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Technical Specifications

Now we should put together all the major characteristics of the DFI LanParty UT NF590 SLI-M2R/G mainboard to give you a better idea of what it is capable of:



Supports AMD Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 for Socket AM2
2000MT/s system bus interface


Nvidia nForce 590 SLI MCP
North Bridge: Nvidia C51XE
South Bridge: Nvidia MCP55PXE


Four 240-pin DDR2 DIMM connectors
Supports DDR2 533 and DDR2 667 DIMMs
Dual Channel memory (128bit)
Up to 4GB of system RAM can be installed
Supports only non-ECC x8 and x16 DIMMs
Only Unbuffered DIMMs.

Expansion Slots

2 PCI Express x16 slots
- In SLI or Normal mode, each slot operates at full speed x16 lanes.
- Use identical SLI-ready PCI Express x16 graphics cards
1 PCI Express x1 slot
1 PCI Express x8 slot
3 PCI slots


Award BIOS
CMOS Reloaded
CPU/DRAM overclocking
CPU/DRAM/Chipset overvoltage
4Mbit flash memory

Power management

ACPI and OS Directed Power Management
ACPI STR (Suspend to RAM) function
Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
RTC timer to power-on the system
AC power failure recovery

Hardware Monitor

Monitors CPU/system/chipset temperature
Monitors 12V/5V/3.3V/Vcore/Vbat/5Vsb/Vdimm/Vchip voltages
Monitors the speed of the cooling fans
CPU Overheat Protection function monitors CPU temperature
during system boot-up


Karajan audio module
- Realtek ALC885 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- 6 audio jacks
- 1 CD-in connector
- 1 front audio connector
DAC SNR/ADC SNR of 106dB/101dB
Full-rate lossless content protection technology
S/PDIF-in/out interface


NVIDIA MCP55PXE integrated with Gigabit MAC
(Media Access Control) technology
Two Vitesse VSC8601 Gigabit Phy chips
Fully compliant to IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T), 802.3u (100BASE-TX)
and 802.3ab (1000BASE-T) standards


One IDE connector allows connecting up to two UltraDMA
133Mbps hard drives

Serial ATA with RAID

Six Serial ATA ports supported by NVIDIA® MCP55PXE
- SATA speed up to 3Gb/s
- RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and RAID 5
Two Serial ATA ports supported by Silicon Image SiI 3132
- SATA speed up to 3Gb/s
- RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 0+1

IEEE 1394

VIA VT6307
Supports two 100/200/400 Mb/sec ports

Rear panel I/O ports

1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
2 S/PDIF RCA jacks (S/PDIF-in and S/PDIF-out)
Karajan audio module (6 audio jacks)
1 IEEE 1394 port
2 RJ45 LAN ports
6 USB 2.0/1.1 ports

I/O Connectors

2 connectors for 4 additional external USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 connector for 1 external IEEE 1394 port
1 connector for 1 external serial port
1 connector for the Karajan audio module
1 front audio connector for external line-out and mic-in jacks
(on the Karajan audio module)
1 CD-in internal audio connector (on the Karajan audio module)
1 S/PDIF connector for optical cable connection
1 IrDA connector
1 CIR connector
8 Serial ATA connectors
1 IDE connector
1 floppy connector
1 24-pin ATX power connector
1 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 4-pin 5V/12V power connector (FDD type)
1 front panel connector
5 fan connectors
1 Debug LED
EZ touch switches (power switch and reset switch)

Form Factor

ATX form factor: 24cm (9.45") x 30.5cm (12")

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