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DFI LANParty UT NF4 SLI-DR Expert Motherboard Review

DFI LANParty UT NF4 SLI-DR Expert Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: On the PCB you'll find a 7.1 channel audio codec, dual Gigabit NICs, an additional four channel Serial ATA controller and IEEE 1394a Firewire.
 97% Rating:   
Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: DFI Dec 05 2005   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: UT2003, UT2004

Unreal Tournament 2003

Source: Epic

Unreal Tournament 2003 is the sequel to 1999's multiple 'Game of the Year' award winner. It uses the very latest Unreal Engine technology - where graphics, sound and game play are taken beyond the bleeding edge. Unreal Tournament 2003 employs the use of Vertex as well as Pixel Shaders and it's recommended that you use a DirectX 8 videocard to get the most out of the game.

UT2003 - Flyby:
640x480 FPS Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 324.98
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 307.08
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 335.86
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX Single) 331.68
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX SLI) 329.27
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX Single) 334.67
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX SLI) 322.26
ECS KN1 Extreme SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 333.07
ECS KN1 Extreme SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 320.96
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX Single) 339.97
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX SLI) 326.41
UT2003 - Botmatch:
640x480 FPS Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 108.74
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 102.24
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 111.31
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX Single) 110.13
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX SLI) 109.64
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX Single) 110.55
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX SLI) 108.76
ECS KN1 Extreme SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 110.13
ECS KN1 Extreme SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 108.29
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX Single) 112.25
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX SLI) 110.43

UT2003 framerates are pretty flat as well, this benchmark definitely needs to be retired. The DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert is fast but that doesn't really say enough, it's probably one of the best enthusiast boards on the market!

Unreal Tournament 2004

Source: Epic

Unreal Tournament 2004 is the sequel to the highly popular UT2003 and uses the very latest Unreal Engine technology. Unreal Tournament 2004 employs the use of Vertex and Pixel Shaders and it's recommended that you use a DirectX 9 videocard if you plan to play competitively.

UT2004
dm-rankin FPS Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 124.28
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 104.71
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 118.89
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX Single) 126.81
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX SLI) 124.46
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX Single) 117.5
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX SLI) 115.53
ECS KN1 Extreme SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 116.97
ECS KN1 Extreme SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 114.88
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX Single) 120.08
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX SLI) 117.85
as-convoy FPS Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 84.55
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 67.68
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 76.41
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX Single) 85.77
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX SLI) 84.06
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX Single) 75.91
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX SLI) 74.99
ECS KN1 Extreme SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 75.52
ECS KN1 Extreme SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 74.62
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX Single) 77.22
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX SLI) 76.19
ctf-bridgeoffate FPS Ranking
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890 200/400) 172.37
MSI RS480M2-IL (RS480 200/400) 142.59
Chaintech Zenith VNF4 Ultra (NF4 Ultra 200/400) 164.5
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX Single) 176.01
DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX SLI) 173.55
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX Single) 162.53
Epox 9NPA+ SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX SLI) 159.16
ECS KN1 Extreme SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 GeForce 7800GTX Single) 161.68
ECS KN1 Extreme SLI (NF4 SLI 200/400 GeForce 7800GTX SLI) 158.49
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX Single) 166.84
DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert (NF4 SLI 200/400 7800GTX SLI) 162.98

All motherboards are competitive in UT2004, with the DFI motherboard leading the pack.

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Contents of Article: DFI LANParty UT NF4 SLI-DR Expert
 Pg 1.  DFI LANParty UT NF4 SLI-DR Expert Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Touring the Motherboard Features
 Pg 3.  More LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert Details
 Pg 4.  Overclocking the DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert
 Pg 5.  Inside the DFI Expert BIOS
 Pg 6.  More BIOS Options and CMOS Reloaded
 Pg 7.  Benchmark: SYSMark2004
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, Winbench 99
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: PCMark04, PCMark05
 Pg 11.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, 3DMark05
 Pg 12.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4, X2: The Threat
 Pg 13.  — Benchmarks: UT2003, UT2004
 Pg 14.  Benchmarks: Doom 3 and Conclusion

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