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The nForce4 SLI chipset may have been released well over a year ago, but its feature set is still competitive with most of the Athlon 64 core logic available on the market. As you will see later in our audio tests, the Karajan module was a much better performer than what we expected when we first saw the onboard Realtek codec. One of the most important features for overclocking enthusiasts on this board are the memory voltage selector jumpers DFI has placed just above the 24 pin ATX connector.
The fan is low enough for video cards – both ATI and nVidia – to mount properly.
DFI LANParty Venus nF4 SLI-DR Expert Motherboard
The usual four IDE devices are supported. SLI motherboards tend to draw a little more power than usual, and so there is an effective warning to that end on the main pin ATX power connector.
In fact, DFI has been so successful that it is hard to imagine that the company only entered the enthusiast market two years ago. That’s an understandable strategy given the nForce4 SLI’s rough feature parity with its successor, whose extra PCI Express lanes convey few real-world performance benefits.
You can find more information on the ALC at Realtek.
I wouldn’t get too worked up about a lack of high definition audio, though. It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays.
It is a huge package with a motherboard, UV cables, a system carrier, a Front-X box, and even UV sli-er for your system cables. We’ve yet dfo encounter a chipset-level high definition audio implementation that supports DVD-Audio playback, and there are precious few other sources for high-def content.
When it comes to real overclocking, there’s only one company which enthusiasts turn to, DFI. An nothing says classy better than UV reactive yellow computer ports and slots. Motherboards Previous page Next page. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.
LG HU85L projector needs but two inches to cast a 90″ picture. Despite impressive storage and networking capabilities, the nForce4 SLI falls flat in the audio department. We tried both ATI and nVidia top-of-the line cards to make sure.
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Unfortunately, the SiI rides the PCI bus, so it’ll have to share limited bandwidth with other peripherals. The ALC Codec provides four pairs of stereo outputs, with 5-Bit volume controls and multiple stereo lanpargy mono inputs, along with flexible mixing, and gain and mute functions. Of course, enthusiasts desire more than checkbox features.
Rounding things off are a pair of standard PCI slots.
nForce4 SLI Roundup: Painful and Rewarding
The chip eschews high definition in favor of a basic AC’97 audio implementation, which DFI predictably pairs with a Realtek codec. Yes you read that right F-O-U-R volts! This arrangement worked well in our testing and should work better for those who change memory frequently than in the crowded right-hand alternate location used on many boards.
The sticker lists a few different system configurations and states approximately how much power each system will draw in total, and how sli-de amps the 12V rail on your powersupply must be able to deliver. Painful and Rewarding by Wesley Fink on February 28, 7: Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.
DFI LANParty nF4 SLI-DR: Features and Layout – nForce4 SLI Roundup: Painful and Rewarding
Customize The Tech Report DFI knows that enthusiasts not only want fast computers, they want them to look good too. When a UV cold cathode is placed slid-r the case, these slots will glow brightly, while the black PCB below will fade into the background.
Traditionally brand-name capacitors that come from Japan are considered the best, and we’re pleased to report that the ones found on this motherboard are all Japanese made. The IDE connectors are at our preferred upper right edge of the motherboard, and the floppy connector is a board edge connector located on the right edge around the middle of the board.