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  • DFI LanPartyUT 915P-T12 Review
  • DFI LanPartyUT 915P-T12 Review


    Board Layout and Features 2

    A few years ago Abit started to mount their ribbon cable connections parallel with the PCB to allow access for longer PCI and AGP cards, it would seem that this trend has followed the engineers. happy smile
    IEEE1394 is located onboard with the default location available on the ATX connector, the chip is of course made by VIA.

    Power and fan connections are located across the top and outer side of the LanPartyUT motherboard making it easy to route power cables away from the large Intel OEM heatsink.
    The 9xx series Intel chipsets have new power requirements that facilitate the use of a 24pin compatible PSU. While initial testing proved that the previous 20pin power supplies will work it is not recommended.
    DFI LanParty motherboards feature a new twist to onboard sound in the form of a removable sound module they call Karajan. (I don't think this is related to the Austrian composer but you never know). The new audio module takes full advantage of Intel's Azalia audio standard and locates the audio codec to a separate daughter card. By doing this DFI can limit the amount of induced noise the codec is subjected to (especially under extreme overclocking). The result, theater-like 8-channel audio that is also removable. wink smile
    You will notice that only the analog ports are present on the Karajan. It would be nice to have all of the audio ports on the daughter card or even have an option for multiple versions of the daughter card so that audio connections can be configured per system installation.