stand is a valiant one. In the grand scheme of things, the NT72-SA performs
just about on par with the MSI GNB MAX-FISR at stock speeds which is very good.
If you're already using RDRAM and would like to upgrade your current system, the
DFI NT72-SA would be a good option if you don't plan to overclock.
In terms of features, the NT72-SA has the usual IDE RAID, 5.1 audio and LAN
but it seems these days we expect this. The general layout and useability is
quite good. Everything on the board from the IDE connectors to the power
connectors and even the front panel I/O's are easy to access.
The NT72-SA is quite a tame motherboard and you certainly will not
be buying this board for its overclocking functions. Still, performance at stock
speeds is very good. That is usually a guaranty that when you pair RDRAM with a P4 that you
will get decent speed and performance.
If you're a potential new P4 user, or a current P4 user
of a DDR-base system you'll want to pass on the DFI
NT72-SA. It's a good board with a lot of features, but you'd be buying into a short
lifecycle since Intel has dropped support for RDRAM. If you're already a P4 user who
has some RDRAM and now needs to consider getting a Hyper-Threading enabled chipset, then the DFI
NT72-SA may be for you. As you can see it was pretty quick. =)
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