PDA

View Full Version : ATI RD600 Chipset-DFI LANParty UT ICFX3200 T2R/G First Look



windwithme
12-23-2006, 08:03 PM
Since the second half year of 2006, due to Core 2 Duo, Intel platform
becomes the focus in enthusiast group again. Besides 975X chipset,
Intel also launched P965 chipset to enhance its product line.
On the other hand, NVIDIA released NF590 Intel edition this year.
But the performance and OC ability of it is not as good as prospect.
Then, they launched the brand new 6 series to backup the Intel platform
At this moment, except RD580 for AM2, ATI still has a “Final solution” for Intel platform~RD600(ICFX3200)
This time, I have DFI’s LANParty UT ICFX3200 T2R/G in hand.
The board adopts ATI’s RD600; also this is a real high-end LP product of DFI after a long time.
The package of the board is totally different from the past one,
The cartoon illustration is unique style of LANParty product.
I think the red color is represent ATI’s logo color.
http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/8048/icfx32001sf5.jpg

The accessories from the package;
Wow, super-thick user menu, driver disc, IO shield and cables…

http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/371/icfx32002in2.jpg

DFI LANParty UT ICFX3200 T2R/G
Motherboard appearance
http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/4893/icfx32003ov2.jpg
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/7128/icfx32004na1.jpg

windwithme
12-23-2006, 08:04 PM
A view of board’s lower left: a built-in debug light, chip of Dual gigabit LAN,
a future standard of VGA solution~ 3 slots of PCIe, and 3 traditional PCI
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/8606/icfx32005tc9.jpg

A view of board’s lower right:
Built-in Power/ Reset onboard button,
Southbridge SB600 supports 4 SATAII ports, and RAID 0/1, 0+1 compatible
Promise PDC40719 RAID chip, also supports 4 SATAII ports, RAID 0/ 1/ 0+1, 5 compatible
http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/1119/icfx32006ts1.jpg

A view of board’s upper right:
4 x DIMM for memory,
24 pin power plug and a IDE device.
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/4318/icfx32007ib1.jpg

A view of board’s upper left:
6 phase digital PWM, more stable power supply
and a better space-saving for a huge-size CPU cooling fan.

http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/373/icfx32008dj5.jpg

windwithme
12-23-2006, 08:04 PM
I/O components
http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/7793/icfx32009ni9.jpg

The temperature of ATI chipset is lower than Intel/ NVIDIA,
Due to North bridge uses a LP exclusive heat sink
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/4892/icfx320010dn8.jpg

A fancy LANParty case modding sticker, and a quick installation guide.
http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/8691/icfx320012mi6.jpg

A supreme High-end/ OC motherboard, should work with a supreme high performance DDRII memory:
CORSAIR Dominator TWIN2x2048-8888C4DF
http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/6756/icfx320011gs6.jpg

windwithme
12-23-2006, 08:05 PM
A cute pinky “starting screen”
http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/7950/icfx320013zd5.jpg

windwithme
12-23-2006, 08:06 PM
BIOS
http://img347.imageshack.us/img347/6286/icfxb1zo2.jpg


http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/678/icfxb2qj4.jpg


http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/6473/icfxb3qk8.jpg

CPU
0.44375V~1.60000V
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/9020/icfxb4wd9.jpg

windwithme
12-23-2006, 08:07 PM
CPU
max+121.5%
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/8501/icfxb5dz0.jpg

DDRII
1.50~3.01V
http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/8169/icfxb6bo3.jpg


http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/4484/icfxb7dc5.jpg


http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/7898/icfxb8tw7.jpg

windwithme
12-23-2006, 08:07 PM
CPU,max->511Mhz
http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/8180/icfxb9oa5.jpg


http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/7748/icfxb10uo0.jpg


http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/4264/icfxb11fg7.jpg

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/535/icfxb12rk9.jpg

windwithme
12-23-2006, 08:08 PM
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/9039/icfxb13zo7.jpg
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/7061/icfxb14sd3.jpg

FSB IO
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/3750/icfxb15cd7.jpg

CMOS Reloaded

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/8417/icfxb16is3.jpg

windwithme
12-23-2006, 08:09 PM
http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/3601/icfxb17zg9.jpg


http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/786/icfxb18wv5.jpg


http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/9717/rd600s1wd2.png

AMD System Manager
http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/2883/rd600s2oz8.png

windwithme
12-23-2006, 08:10 PM
CPU ,max->566Mhz
DDRII,max->950Mhz
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/3993/rd600s3yb2.png


http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/2922/rd600s4di8.png


http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/1070/rd600s5nv4.png

Test platform
CPU:INTEL Core 2 Extreme X6800
MB: DFI LANParty UT ICFX3200 T2R/G
DRAM:CORSAIR Dominator TWIN2X2048-8888C4DF
VGA:Nvidia 8800GTX
HD:Seagate 7200.7 80GB
POWER:Corsair HX620W Modular Power Supply
Cooler:TT Sonic Tower
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/4854/icfx320014lr0.jpg

windwithme
12-23-2006, 08:10 PM
CPU 500X7=>3500Mhz,BIOS:1.53V
DRAM DDRII 1111 CL4 4-4-9 2T,BIOS:2.20V
8800GTX Default
3DMARK2005

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/3491/rd500110005mu4.png

Super PI 32M
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/2199/rd5001100pisyg6.png

CPU 511X7=>3575Mhz
DDRII 1200 CL4 4-4-9 2T BIOS:2.37V
Super PI 1M
http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/972/rd51112001mda1.png

ATI RD600 running the PI this program is slower with other chip but running
other test program is same with other chips.
Other performance and over clock test still not finished yet. Windwithme will
go out two days for idea of ideal. The final test will publish on next week. Thanks for your support.

Grim-Reaper
12-24-2006, 03:10 AM
Does the NB get really hot? it could sure use some active cooling :wavey:

casecutter
12-24-2006, 05:27 AM
I was gonna say that those PI scores were not good at all for those clocks. I sure hope this board works well for DFI. They have not had much success at all lately. Great work as usual.

windwithme
01-17-2007, 11:38 PM
Pictures of board’s detail.
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9681/icfx320015sy2.jpg

http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/3994/icfx320016rn4.jpg

http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/5117/icfx320017nd0.jpg

The lab test system details
CPU: INTEL Core 2 Extreme X6800
MB: DFI LANParty UT ICFX3200 T2R/G
DRAM:CORSAIR Dominator TWIN2X2048-8888C4DF
VGA:Nvidia 8800GTX
HD:Seagate 7200.10 320GB
POWER:Corsair HX620W Modular Power Supply
Cooler:TT Sonic Tower
http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/1804/icfx320014gk0.jpg

windwithme
01-17-2007, 11:39 PM
Used X6800 series multiplier crack, can keep the processor uprise even
after x11.
http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/2002/rd60013xqa1.png

8800GTX the default 576/900 MHz
3DMark2003
In an environment likes 680i, it runs 10% lower
http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/2692/rd6002003hz7.png

3DMark2005
In an environment likes 680i, RD600 runs almost the same to it.
http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/6407/rd6002005aj6.png

3DMark2006
In an environment likes 680i, RD600 runs almost the same to it.
http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/9113/rd6002006qm8.png

About the 3D rendering, RD600’s performance is quite good. It equipped with
the highest model of NVIDIA~8800GTX. Only 3DMark2003 was performed so-
so. The result of other 2 like: 05/ 06, were the same to NVIDIA’s 680i. Hope
that NVIDIA has a better driver of 8800GTX for RD600 to improve the
performance in 3DMark03.

windwithme
01-17-2007, 11:40 PM
FSB part:
Not long ago, the highest FSB of Intel platform that I tested is
ASUS P5B-Deluxe
My first X6800, which tested with P5B-Deluxe, was worked steady
at highest FSB497. But the result of DFI’s RD600, worked steady at FSB520.
http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/3653/rd600520cd6.png

My second CPU, E6300 gained highest FSB470 and worked steady
(no matter how high the voltage I increase).
The highest FSB of RD600 is 485. This’s worked steady too.
(the same E6300, also no matter how hard I increase the voltage,
it just can’t push the FSB a little higher.
I think it must about the physical limitation of CPU itself)
http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/14/rd600e63fd2.png

windwithme
01-17-2007, 11:40 PM
At last, the DDRII settings of RD600 are totally free for user to adjust.
Not necessary to accord with the FSB ratio.
CPU:500X7=>3500Mhz
DRAM: DDRII 1200 CL4 4-4-9 2T
(rest of some minor parameters are so tight)
2.35V, a single Super PI 32M finished
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/7984/rd5001200pistl2.png

2.38V double Super PI 32M finished
http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/3553/rd5001200pidix9.png

Although, I’m not test this board very detail.
But I’d like to make a initial comments of 1st part test.
DFI LANParty UT ICFX3200 T2R/G
Merits
1.BIOS options and settings are various and comprehensive
2.Built-in total 8 x SATAII ports and the 3rd PCIe~ physics card,
expansibility is really high
3.The performance of FSB is excellent; almost can compares to Intel’s chipset.
4.Memory adopts an “open-structure” for users to tweak.
You can tweak how fast you want the DDRII to be.
Not limited by CPU FSB ratio anymore.
5.The board adopts some good features like: 6-phrase digital PWM,
Dual gigabit LAN, Debug light and on board power/ reset buttons.
Rich features!

Things need to be improved:
1.Price of RD600 is as high as 680i, hope there will be a new cheaper version
that built without Promise RAID chip.
2.If the in-box bundles and package can be improve next time, it’ll be great.
3.The north bridge and areas around should have a better cooling solution,
especially when FSB overclocked more than 500.
4.The BIOS sometimes show a incorrect clocking, when FSB is overclocked.

Although, RD600 is the last chipset that ATI designs for Intel platform.
But DFI still tried their best to make it perfect as a LANParty series product.
A highest FSB and the high “tweak-ability” of memory settings are the
biggest merit of the board’s itself. Moreover, some of the setting and
performance are even better than 965/ 975 and 680i chipset.
If some minors issue that I mentioned about can be improved, I think
LANParty ICFX3200-T2R is the best choice of all Intel platforms.
windwithme will test two in-coming products:
Performance and Overclock
7900GSPhoenix version
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3261/icfx320019bv7.jpg

The mid-range motherboards of Intel’s platform
MSI P6N SLI Platinum
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/4177/icfx320018on3.jpg

wayout44
01-19-2007, 09:22 PM
Always good posts (mainly pic's though they don't need to be so big/large either) but I believe that you, windwithme, should either use a better language translator program/site or better yet get a friend with a good understanding of both your's and our language so that we can more easily understand some of your more finer points (and some not so fine).

Sorry but I believe that this post may be of actual help for you.

Keep up the good work but please polish up the understanding. ;)