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DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR: Specifications & Bundle

Like the Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI, the DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR ships with such a large accessory bundle, it's packaged in an oversized box that's filled with a variety of extras. In the past couple of years, since the introduction of their LANParty line of products, DFI has built a reputation for offering feature-rich and overclocker-friendly motherboards, that strike a nice balance between price, performance, and features.  It seems to us that DFI wants to bolster that reputation with the LANParty NF4 SLI-DR.  This motherboard offers some features not currently found on any competing products.


Specifications of the DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR
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_AMD Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 / Sempron
_Socket 939

_Supports NVIDIA SLI (Scalable Link Interface)

Front Side Bus
_2000MT/s HyperTransport interface

_Four 184-pin DDR SDRAM DIMM sockets
_Supports dual channel (128-bit wide) memory interface
_Supports up to 4GB system memory
_Supports DDR266, DDR333 and DDR400 DDR SDRAM DIMM

SLI / Single VGA Mode
_SLI mode
- 2 SLI-ready graphics cards (use identical cards) on the PCI Express x16 slots.
- The graphics cards are connected via the SLI bridge.
- The bandwidth of each slot is x8; when the graphics cards are connected via the SLI bridge, it runs at x16 bandwidth.
_Single VGA mode
- 1 PCI Express graphics card on the PCIE1 slot will run at x16 bandwidth.
- The other PCI Express x16 slot (PCIE4) will run at x2 bandwidth.

_Award BIOS
_CMOS Reloaded
_CPU/DRAM overclocking
_CPU/DRAM/Chipset overvoltage
_4Mbit flash memory

Power Management
_Supports ACPI STR (Suspend to RAM) function
_Wake-On-Events include:
- Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
- Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
- Wake-On-LAN
- 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/Vchipset/Vdram voltages
_Monitors the speed of the CPU fan, Fan 2 and chipset fan
_CPU Overheat Protection function monitors CPU temperature during system boot-up

_Karajan audio module
- Realtek ALC850 8-channel audio CODEC
- 6 audio jacks
- 1 CD-in connector
- 1 front audio connector
_S/PDIF-in/out interface

_Dual Gigabit LAN - Vitesse VSC8201 Gigabit Phy and Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit PCI
_Fully compliant to IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T), 802.3u (100BASE-TX) and 802.3ab (1000BASE-T) standards

_nForce4 chip supports two IDE connectors that allows connecting up to four UltraDMA 133Mbps hard drives
NVIDIA RAID allows RAID arrays spanning across Serial ATA and Parallel ATA
_RAID 0 and RAID 1

Serial ATA with RAID
_Four Serial ATA ports supported by the nForce4 chip
- SATA speed up to 3Gb/s
- RAID 0 and RAID 1
- NVIDIA RAID allows RAID arrays spanning across Serial ATA and Parallel ATA

_Four Serial ATA ports supported by the Silicon Image Sil 3114 chip
- SATA speed up to 1.5Gb/s
- RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 5

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 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 IR connector
_8 Serial ATA connectors
_2 IDE connectors
_1 floppy connector
_1 24-pin ATX power connector
_1 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
_2 4-pin 5V/12V power connectors (FDD-type and HDD type)
_1 front panel connector
_5 fan connectors
_4 diagnostic LEDs
_1 diagnostic LED connector for external 4 diagnostic LEDs display
_EZ touch switches (power switch and reset switch)

Expansion Slots
_2 PCI Express x16 slots
_1 PCI Express x1 slot
_1 PCI Express x4 slot
_2 PCI slots

_ATX form factor
_24cm (9.45") x 30.5cm (12")




Included with the LANParty NF4 SLI-DR, we found an impressive assortment of items meant to appeal to LAN gamers who frequently travel with their systems, or to enthusiasts who just like to show off their system's internals. Included with the board itself, we found a rounded 80-Wire IDE cable, a single rounded floppy cable and two yellow SATA cables. We also found a pair of Dual-SATA-to-Molex power adapters, an SLI connector to linking a pair of NVIDIA graphics cards, and a chip-removal tool that helps aid in the removal of the jumper-blocks used to configure this board.  There was also a detailed Quick Reference poster and three user's manuals included with the LANParty NF4 SLI-DR, in addition to a DFI case badge, a large "LANPARTY" decal, and a custom I/O shield complete with a color-coded sticker that labels all of the ports. Driver floppies and a driver CD-ROM are also bundled with the board as well, along with a UV reactive cable sleaving kit and a couple of other goodies.  DFI included a set of FrontX Multimedia ports, that bring audio, SATA, and Firewire connectors, and four diagnostic LEDs to the front of a system, and a "PC Transpo" that makes carrying a system and its accessories much easier.  The "PC Transpo" wraps around just about any mini- or mid-tower case, giving it a sturdy handle, which makes it much easier to transport from location to location.

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