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  • DFI LanParty P35 Motherboard Review
  • DFI LanParty P35 Motherboard Review



    On the surface the P35 chipset appears to be nothing more than a minor upgrade to the i9xx series but it's really more than that. The advancement in core logic officially breaks the P35 away from the legacy Pentium 4 processor model so it can support the new wave of multi core processors.

    The primary upgrade for the P35 is 1333Mhz FSB processor support and DDR3. These things together will mean modest performance upgrades with current hardware which can already be attained with some creative overclocking and good components. The P35 also has its eye on longevity.  You'll be hard pressed to run a Pentium 4 on the P35 but new processors like the Penryn will drop right in.

    We commented on the radical color departure DFI took with the UT P35 by moving away from the yellow and orange design to a very unique green color. While there is no mention of UV reactance I am proud to say the expansion slots do glow under the black light and look pretty pimp.

    Some glamour shots are below.
    Now for the ever popular list of Good things and Bad things. happy smile
    Good Things
    6 SATA ports with RAID
    Super Easy Overclocking
    Unique Heatpipe Cooling system
    Removable Transpiper
    New color scheme
    Bad Things
    Removable Transpiper doesn't seem to work very well
    Heatpipes block mounting holes
    Ninjalane Rating
    I would like to thank DFI Inc. for helping to make this review possible.