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


    Board Layout and Features 3

    With the Karajan there is one drawback; since the module is held in place by friction and a small sticky pad there is a pretty good chance it can become dislodged with frequent plug changes. While under normal use I'm sure it will be fine I can see future revisions maybe having a vertical slide to guard against this.
    The ATX connector is jam packed with connections, 6 USB, 1 Firewire, 2 GigiLAN, and audio ports are all accessible.
    The Intel Southbridge supports a single GigaLAN connection that requires a PHY chip to translate the digital signals to something the RJ45 jack can use. The secondary Ethernet port is made possible by using the Marvell 88E8001-LKJ Ethernet controller chip. Sadly this is a PCI based controller meaning that it will have lower overall throughput by comparison.
    The LanPartyUT series does not come with a huge amount of included goodies but does have enough to get your system up and running. The one item that is sure to impress is the ParallelATA to SerialATA adaptor. A PHY chip is used to make the translation but since the same chip is found on most SerialATA HDDs there shouldn't be any loss in HDD performance.