We wanted to offer you a more illustrative performance comparison between mainboards based on different chipsets. Therefore, we took the results obtained for MSI P35 Platinum (on Intel P35 Express chipset) and Asus Commando (on Intel P965 Express chipset). The CPU was overclocked to the same level in all cases, we used the same testbed configuration and same driver versions. DFI LANPARTY UT NF680i LT SLI-T2R mainboard has one advantage though; much more aggressive memory timings.
The Refresh Cycle Time parameter value seems to be too high, but the board sets it automatically and it is not among the adjustable parameters, anyway.
The first tests show indisputable advantage of DFI LANPARTY UT NF680i LT SLI-T2R mainboard due to more efficient timings settings. The board looks pretty good in HDD tests as well as GPU tests:
I actually repeated the GPU tests monitoring the frequencies: they remained intact. Although Nvidia LinkBoost technology improving the graphics card performance shouldn’t be working in this case, I still have to admit that there are some optimizations there. Otherwise, where does the advantage of the system on Nvidia chipset with Nvidia graphics card come from? The advantage is not big, but noticeable.
And after that the results are no longer that optimistic for DFI mainboard any more. The memory subsystem latency appeared the highest on DFI LANPARTY UT NF680i LT SLI-T2R.