DFI Infinity P35 Blood-Iron Overclocking Test

Overclocking/Overclocking Tests by windwithme @ 2007-08-21

DFI launches their affordable P35 based Intel board, nick-named Blood-Iron. We take a look at how high it can soar when pushed to the limit in this overclocking test.

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Closer Look at the Board

Closer look at the Blood-Iron

As expected, the PCB of the Blood-Iron is red, the board is not full ATX size, with room to spare.

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At the lower left corner of the board we find:

  • 1 x PCI-E X16
  • 2 x PCI-E X1
  • 3 x PCI

    The audio codec is a Realtek ALC885, which supports 7.1ch. This model is higher end than ALC888. LAN chip is a Marvell 88E8053.

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    At the lower right side of the board:

  • 6 x SATAII (SouthBridge used is an Intel ICH9R)
  • 1 x Floppy (almost no one needs it today)

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    The upper right corner of the board:

  • 1 x IDE (JMicron JMB368)
  • 4 x DIMM DDRII, supports 533/667/800, maximum up to 1066

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    The upper left:

  • 4-phase digital PWM, all Japanese solid capacitors around it.

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    IO interface has no less than 6 x USB2.0 and S/PDIF connector, the RED jumper is easy access to Clear CMOS ! nifty if you have the system installed in case :)

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    DFI uses a bigger black heat sink for NB chip:

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    Let’s check out the BIOS options ->
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    Comment from Rutar @ 2007/08/21
    the first really interesting DFI board since a loooong time, 140$ and 560 FSB is a combination that is hard to miss

    Calling a MSI board a competitor is rather funny tough, roughest competition comes from sub 100 $ Gigabyte boards based on the P35 chipset.
    Comment from thorgal @ 2007/08/21
    Impressive board

    May even beat the P35 Lanparty at this point
    Comment from Pardons @ 2007/08/21
    Wich price has been set for europe?