Diamond Flower Industries (DFI), a leading maker of industrial and enthusiast-class platforms, has announced one of the world’s first mainboards based on Nvidia’s latest core-logic, but made according to vendor’s design. The new motherboard supports advanced pulse width modulation (PWM) circuitry and supports up to four graphics cards.
DFI LANParty UT NF680i LT SLI-T2R is based on Nvidia nForce 680i SLI LT core-logic, which supports Intel Core 2 processors with up to 1333MHz processor system bus with overclocking capabilities, dual-channel PC2-6400 (800MHz) memory, several PCI Express x16 slots with SLI support, Gigabit Ethernet network controller, Serial ATA-300 with RAID capabilities and so on.
DFI’s new mainboard can boast with 6-phase digital PWM circuitry that can provide up to 200A current to microprocessor, ensuring extreme overclockability, three PCI Express x16 and one PCI Express x8 slot, which all can support up to four graphics cards, opening a path to both quad SLI technology as well as SLI physics capabilities.
When creating the LANParty UT NF680i LT SLI-T2R mainboard, specialists from DFI also paid close attention to cooling of north and south bridges of the chipset: the motherboard comes with large heatsinks featuring heat-pipes.
In addition, DFI claims that its Karajan audio module based on Realtek ALC885 audio chip provides better 7.1-channel audio quality than competing solutions.
DFI has not unveiled pricing of the product, however, Nvidia nForce 680i SLI LT based mainboards typically cost around $199.