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DFI LanParty nF4 SLI-DR Review
Author: Dennis Garcia
Published: Thursday, June 02, 2005
Over the past couple years DFI has been marketing themselves as a leader in the enthusiast community with the help of the LANParty line of motherboards. In this review we will be looking at one such candidate the LANParty UT SLI-DR. As the name suggests this is an SLI enabled motherboard that features 2 16x compatible PCI Express video slots along with several other features too numerous to mention.
For a complete list of specifications please consult the DFI website.
The heart of any SLI enabled system is the dual 16x PCI Express graphics slots. Most boards on the market feature a small card to enable SLI mode but DFI opted to use a series of jumper blocks to make the switch. This approach will give the user a little more control over how many PCI Express lanes get diverted to one or both of the video slots but as a result you spend a little longer getting things set up. For this review we used the approved 8x x2 slot configurations and a couple 6600GT's.
To enable SLI you have to physically link one card to another and the included SLI "bridge" does just that. As you can see DFI again wasted no space by placing the LANParty logo on the SLI Bridge.