Some of the most famous Abit motherboards from the past were designed by Oskar Wu, who became an engineering legend in the overclocking community with his brilliant overclocking designs. When Oskar moved to DFI last year, it did not surprise industry insiders to see DFI emerge as a new performance and overclocking board maker. DFI already was well known as an OEM manufacturer that built solid and dependable boards for others. But this new emphasis on overclocking and top performance from DFI came as a surprise to those who did not know some of the key people DFI acquired from Abit and Soyo. In the past year, DFI has built a solid reputation with the LANParty series designed for overclockers and gamers. Anyone looking for top performance and the best overclocking capabilities quickly learned to include DFI on their short shopping list.

It is in this climate that the enthusiast community has been eagerly awaiting Oskar Wu's latest design for the Athlon 64. Prototypes and samples have been out for several weeks, and the leaked results from early testing have created huge excitement. Enthusiasts who follow scores at Future Mark noticed that the new performance leader for 3DMark2001SE was suddenly a new DFI nForce3 250Gb board based on socket 754, and not the newest socket 939 Dual-Channel designs. What was this new board, and when would we see shipping boards?

That new board is the DFI LANParty UT nF3 250Gb, and DFI was gracious to provide an exclusive to AnandTech for the first production DFI nF3 250Gb. Boards are expected to begin shipments to the US this week.

Basic Features: DFI LANParty UT nF3 250Gb
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  • AnnoyedGrunt - Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - link

    Your UT and Farcry charts only show the DFI results, but the text says that the charts show results from 775 and 939 tests for comparison.

    -D'oh!
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  • CrystalBay - Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - link

    Sweet Baby Jane, drool...... Reply
  • whitelight - Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - link

    pg.6, first chart

    316 x 8 -1:1 Memory, 1 DIMM. should be 308 if you reached DDR616.

    also, 4th paragraph down, same pg.
    DDR616 is the higher memory speed... should be highest memory speed.
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  • stickybytes - Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - link

    hmm.. where the heck is the asus k8n-e board? Reply

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