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DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR Motherboard Review

DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR is a Nforce 4 SLI chipset-based motherboard incorporating a pair of PCIe x16 slots for dual SLI videocard action with compatible nVidia-based graphics accelerators.
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External Mfg. Website: DFI Apr 05 2005   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: PCMark04, 3DMark2001

PCMark04 Source: FutureMark

The latest version of the popular PCMark series, PCMark04 is an application-based benchmark and a premium tool for measuring overall PC performance. It uses portions of real applications instead of including whole applications or using specifically created code. This allows PCMark04 to maintain a smaller installation size while still giving accurate results.

PCMark04:
Overall Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 4804
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 5042
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 4927
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 4874
Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 (K8T890 200/400) 4874
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 5024
Epox EP-9NPA+ (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 4995
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 4924
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 4924
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 5034
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 4985
CPU Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 4552
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 4620
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 4563
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 4545
Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 (K8T890 200/400) 4514
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 4564
Epox EP-9NPA+ (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 4572
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 4578
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 4550
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 4609
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 4578
Memory Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 4968
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 5737
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 4994
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 5616
Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 (K8T890 200/400) 5646
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 5757
Epox EP-9NPA+ (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 5637
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 5017
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 4982
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400) 5790
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400) 5676

The DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR does very well in every section of PCMark04.

3DMark2001 Source: FutureMark

By combining DirectX8 support with completely new graphics, 3DMark 2001 SE continues to provide a good overall system benchmark. 3DMark2001 SE was created in co-operation with the major 3D accelerator and processor manufacturers to provide a reliable set of diagnostic tools. The suite demonstrates 3D gaming performance by using real-world gaming technology to test a system's true abilities. Tests include: DirectX8 Vertex Shaders, Pixel Shaders and Point Sprites, DOT3 and Environment Mapped Bump Mapping, support for Full Scene Anti-aliasing and Texture Compression and two game tests using Ipion real-time physics. Higher 3DMark scores denote better performance.

3DMark2001SE:
Motherboards: Points Ranking
ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (Ali M1689 200/400) 27601
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro 200/400) 29144
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra 200/400) 28127
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 28268
Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 (K8T890 200/400) 28195
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 27766
Epox EP-9NPA+ (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 28134
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 27429
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 21860
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 28976
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 23676
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 X800 XT) 27141
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 21698
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400 X800XT) 28265
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI 200/400 6600GT SLI) 22491

The DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR is one quick motherboard, as we've seen. In our first gaming benchmark, it performs on par with the other SLI motherboards. 3DMark 2001SE does not support SLI operation, so the dual 6600GT configuration is only using a single GPU which explains the lower scores.

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Contents of Article: DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR
 Pg 1.  DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  More motherboard details
 Pg 3.  Audio features and more
 Pg 4.  Lots of other "Stuff"
 Pg 5.  Built for overclockers!
 Pg 6.  The Awesome BIOS
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: SYSmark 2004
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, Winbench 99
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2004, Super Pi
 Pg 10.  — Benchmarks: PCMark04, 3DMark2001
 Pg 11.  Benchmarks: 3DMark05, AquaMark3
 Pg 12.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4, X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 13.  Benchmarks: UT2003
 Pg 14.  Benchmarks: UT2004
 Pg 15.  Benchmarks: Doom 3
 Pg 16.  The best overclocking motherboard ever built?

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