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DFI LANParty NFII Ultra B and LANParty PRO875B party at its peak

DFI launched its latest revisions of the unique LANParty motherboard series LANParty NFII Ultra B and LANParty PRO875B. The new LANParty NFII Ultra B for AMD platform combines popular features of the previous version with many performance integrations that make it a LAN gamer´s dream motherboard. The new LANParty PRO875B for Intel platform supports the latest Intel Pentium 4 3.20 GHz Extreme Edition processors and CMOS Reloaded technology to deliver one unmatchable gaming platform.

Below is an excerpt from the official press release: "Similar to the previous design, the LANParty NFII Ultra B takes full advantage of the nForce2 Ultra 400/MCP-T chipset architecture, and is optimized for dual channel DDR400 memory and 8X AGP. Designed with the most discerning gamers in mind, Revision B LANParty features the new dual Gigabit LAN and 10/100 Ethernet for desired network reliability, extra space around the AGP slot to accommodate today´s new card design, additional Southbridge heat sink to maximize cooling, mounting holes around the CPU socket for water cooling, and the latest Silicon Image 4-channel Serial ATA. LANParty NFII Ultra B is the first in the series to offer support for 4-channel Serial ATA and Serial ATA RAID (0,1,0+1) to enable a compact system design with faster transfer rate. Other integrated features include 8 USB 2.0 ports, 4 IEEE 1394 Firewire ports, and 6-channel audio with SPDIF in/out to complete the offering.

For the overclockers and the power users, LANParty NFII Ultra B features CMOS Reloaded technology with 2 sets of CMOS under each BIOS setting. With CMOS Reloaded, for the first time the users can now save the overclocked settings without having to record manually, customize by naming each CMOS configuration, and load the various CMOS configurations using hot keys on the keyboard. This DFI patented technology automates overclocking and allows each CMOS configuration to be saved with a different operating system, thus making today´s PCs truly versatile. Further to make it the ultimate nForce2 enthusiasts´ motherboard, improvements were made to its overclockability. First in the market, LANParty NFII Ultra B features DRAM voltage from 2.6V to 3.3V (0.1V step), complete CPU ratio control from 5X to 22X and chipset voltage from 1.6V to 1.9V. Additional DRAM timing control was also implemented to enable refresh cycle time control, row cycle time control, RAS-to-CAS write delay time control, SuperBypass control, and DIMM driving strength and signal slew rate control.

For the Intel lovers, the LANParty PRO875B provides high-end features the power users have become accustomed to. Based on the Intel i875P/ICH5R chipset, this motherboard supports the latest dual channel DDR400 memory up to 4 MB, 8X AGP, and Performance Acceleration Technology (PAT) for advance computing. Broadband connection is enabled by the Intel CSA (Communications Streaming Architecture) Gigabit LAN with direct access to system memory to offer up to double the data transfer rate. In addition to the DFI proprietary RAID 1.5, this revision B motherboard also offers Serial ATA RAID for slim system design. A new feature added to this release is the CMOS Reloaded technology to facilitate the most flexible overclocking on the Intel platform. Similar to the AMD based NFII Ultra B, LANParty PRO875B will offer 2 sets of CMOS settings and future expansion capability through BIOS updates. When coupled with the latest Intel Pentium 4 processor Extreme Edition, this ultimate combination enhances visual realism for gamers and adds additional processing power with its larger cache and HyperThreading technology."

Full specifications (and comparison with other models) are here.

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