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windwithme
09-02-2006, 09:42 AM
Nvidia Chipset has had performance of leading heroes all the time on AMD
platform, this time after AMD launch the AM2 socket CPU, Nvidia also
introduce the relevant chipset at once too.
The most high end chipset is nF590 SLI that support EPP technology and
dual PCI-E X16 SLI that are most powerful chipset in AMD platform nowadays.


Begin from K8 754 nF3, until K8 939 nF4 later on the LANParty series are
always the pride of DFI.
DFI LANParty series are overclocking pioneer among many mobo makers.
The user already can purchase the high-end AM2 product "LANParty UT NF590
SLI-M2R " on the famous e-tailer a few days ago , I believe it will not
disappoint with DFI overclocking fans.




To be frank ...This pattern of packing is used for a very long time.
Though own competitiveness of the products is strong, but change a new
style or more beautiful pattern may contribute to products marketing
http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/9426/m2r1ny8.jpg







Product accessory include LANParty sticks, simple and easy installation guide,
Audio module, IO share panel
Cables of Floppy/IDE/SATA, Device Driver CDROM and complete User manual

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Full view of the Board
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windwithme
09-02-2006, 09:44 AM
Under left of the mobo include of Two PCI-E X16s , One PCI-E X8 ,
One PCI-E X1 and three legacy PCI slots
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Check right of the mobo, the digital PWM design that take ahead PC industrial.
This kind of design mostly appeared in Sever grade system in the past that
provide steady power no matter overclocking or not all the time.
There are extra SIL 3132 chips in the middle, offer two SATAII devices, the
whole mobo SATAII devices are up to eight
http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/1305/m2r6ek9.jpg










On left corner of M/B, You can find the same memory routing pattern on DFI
LAN Party series motherboard recently.
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Rear side configuration without Karajan audio module is installed
http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/6029/m2r8ex3.jpg

windwithme
09-02-2006, 09:48 AM
IO
http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/8213/m2r9zu2.jpg









5 phase Digital PWM
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All the capacitors are Japan brand .
Left in the middle is connector for Karajan audio module. This audio module
consists of Realtek ALC855 7.1 channel audio chip.
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/6805/m2r11wq2.jpg










NF590 SLI
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/8267/m2r12sg0.jpg

windwithme
09-02-2006, 09:49 AM
New style power on logo
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/883/m2r13ay3.jpg








Nvidia only authorizes EPP technology to Corsair at present,
The feature must SLI ready memory certification ( EPP ) and NF590 present at the same time.


Support EPP memory ---> Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C3
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/3085/m2r15eg8.jpg







Test platform
CPU:AMD AM2 Althon64 X2 4800+
MB: LANParty UT NF590 SLI-M2R
DRAM:Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C3
VGA:ELSA 730GT 256B3 DTV
HD:Seagate 7200.7 80GB
POWER:Corsair HX620W Modular Power Supply
Cooler:Tower112

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DDRII 1005 CL3 3-3-4 achieve?!
http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/9749/m2r100033ge2.jpg



DFI NF590 SLI-M2R have advantage of SLI Ready memory, large-scale copper
cooler, 5 phase digital PWM , 8 SATAII and the Japan made capacitor ,
Does DFI still be the winner in the overclocking campaign through above mention advantage feature?
(Let us check it on next BIOS and overclocking benchmark review.)

windwithme
09-07-2006, 11:47 AM
Certainly BIOS is the advantage that DFI has been in a leading position all
the time in OC ability , let us preview the LANParty UT NF590 SLI-M2R BIOS
feature more detail

Bios main page
http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/4489/m2rb1ui0.jpg






Parameters setting page for CPU , DRAM , north and south bridge .
http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/7709/m2rb2rv3.jpg






RAID and Audio page
http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/6862/m2rb3yr3.jpg






Page of the voltage per device
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windwithme
09-07-2006, 11:47 AM
CPU voltage control from 1.00000V to 1.60000V
http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/2559/m2rb5fy9.jpg






Base on the CPU VID setting you can extra add voltage from +100.1% to
121.1%
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DDRII voltage control range from 1.70 to 3.00V
http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/4836/m2rb7cv3.jpg







Memory configuration page
http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/6079/m2rb8xd1.jpg

windwithme
09-07-2006, 11:48 AM
DRAM Driver Strength setting page
http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/2156/m2rb9ru1.jpg






Memory Timing setting page part II
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nF590 proprietary EPP ( SLI-Ready Memory ) setting item .
The SLI-Ready memory item can be enable if the DRAM supports EPP ( SLI-Ready memory.)
http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/4527/m2rb11ba0.jpg






DFI exclusive function ---> CMOS Reloaded which can save four groups of BIOS setting parameters.
http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/6484/m2rb12nd5.jpg

windwithme
09-07-2006, 11:49 AM
one more clearer photo of power on logo screen http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/7065/m2rb13tg0.jpgTest platformCPU:AMD AM2 Althon64 X2 4800+ MB: LANParty UT NF590 SLI-M2R DRAM:Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C3 VGA:ELSA 730GT 256B3 DTV HD:Seagate 7200.7 80GB POWER:Corsair HX620W Modular Power Supply Cooler:Tower112http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/123/m2r14sf4.jpgFriendly user interface of Chipset driver installation software.http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/6812/m2rs1un9.jpgHigh DRAM bus overclocking rate is top criteria for One excellent overclocking mobo except the extensive one with the voltage and frequently.DDRII 800 CL3 3-3-9 1T memory bandwidthhttp://img241.imageshack.us/img241/1476/m2r800ensx8.jpg

windwithme
09-07-2006, 11:50 AM
DDRII 800 CL3 3-3-9 1T is steady.
Memory working voltage is 1.93V( Bios set to 2.13V)
http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/9361/m2r800193yw9.jpg






Memory performance : DDRII 1162 CL4 4-4-4 2T .
The CPU almost reach limit itself . ( VDIMM 2.17V : BIOS set on 2.29V)
http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/5100/m2r1162js1.jpg







DDRII 1178 CL4 4-4-4 2T memory bandwidth
http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/5232/m2r1179cx3.jpg







What is the limitation ?
DDRII 1005 CL3 3-3-4 2T is reached!
http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/3869/m2r100033ks6.jpg







SmartGuardian seem show lower voltage than BIOS.
It is quite quiet due to use large-scale copper cooler and control default
rotates speed around 2500 RPM .
Nvidia chipset is well know with high temperature but the actual temperature
still can be control under 55 degrees
DFI implement smart fan control , the fan speed can be adjust between 0 to
6500 RPM



Prove to be DFI LANParty series overclocking blood lineage , It 's different
grade with other AM2 mobo that are used before .
Except DDRII voltage up to 3V can use, The DRAM overclocking can be
easy be achieve with more tight timing and more lower voltage.
To be continue ... 3D performance and EPP technology