Breakthrough FSB550, the high C/P ratio DFI Blood-Iron launched!!
dIntel launched their P35 chipset more than 3 months.
I remember that when P965 launched last year,
all motherboard manufacturers were rush to release related products.
From the beginning, Gigabyte’s 965-DS3 priced around USD$160.
no matter OC or the components it used are really splendid.
DFI’ P965 is not bad at OC record, but the price around USD$180.
Nowadays, the P35 chipset motherboards are also the same in the situation.
The prices are down to NT$5000 or cheaper…
This one is the excellent entry-level platform for “performance users”.
DFI has already launched their high-end LANParty UT P35-T2R.
It takes advantage of its good OC ability and the unique heat pipe,
to gather the reputation from market; nevertheless,
the price is a bit higher than Asus, Gigabyte and MSI’s top models…
For this reason DFI launches a new P35 model in market.
The price is also reasonable between other manufacturers.
It is DFI Blood-Iron Inf. P35-T2RL a new “sub-series”.
They use a new tone to this new model. The crimson color is really eye-catching.
The package box adopts a “relief” style. It seems more tasteful than in INF. NF4 period.
The inside box accessories:
Wow, all the way “Red”, even though, the label of floppy disk is also in red.
A smaller PCB form factors.
The lower left of the board:
1 x PCI-E X16
2 x PCI-E X1
3 x PCI
The audio codec adopted Realtek ALC885, which supports 7.1ch.
This model is higher than ALC888. besides, LAN chip is adopt Marvell 88E8053.
The lower right of the board:
6 x SATAII (SB adopted Intel ICH9R)
1 x Floppy (almost no one needs it today)
The upper right corner of the board:
1 x IDE (JMicron JMB368)
4 x DIMM DDRII, supports 533/667/800, maximum up to 1066.
The upper left:
4-phase PWM, all Japanese solid capacitors around it.
6 x USB2.0 and S/PDIF connector
DFI uses a bigger black heat sink for NB chip
BIOS main page
Main page for tweaking
DRAMs’ Timing options
CPU FSB’s range: 200~700Mhz
DRAM speed ratios
The voltage option pages
The highest voltage that you can add for CPU is 787.5mV
DDRII voltage range: from 1.800 to 3.375v
PC Health Status:
3.3V/ 5V/ 12V, it seems a bit low when test…
The BIOS options are almost as rich as the highest-end UT P35-T2R.
Although, the price of INF P35 is quite cheaper than LP’s one,
but I think the Overclock performance should has a “closer” record to LP P35.
CPU:INTEL Core 2 Duo E6700
MB: DFI INF P35-T2RL
DRAM: CORSAIR Dominator TWIN2X2048-10000C5DF
VGA: ASUS EAH2600XT DDR4
POWER: Corsair HX620W Modular Power Supply
Cooler: Thermaltake V1
The drivers installation screen
The CPU I got is good for OC.
Well, I’ll try to test the board without add extra voltage to SB.
FSB543, Super PI 32M finished the test.
I tried to add the voltage “1 level up” for related chipset
For SB Core/ CPU PLL Voltage are up to 1.95V
FSB 555MHz, Dual Super PI 32m finished
560MHz, DDRII 1200, CL5
Dual Super PI 32m finished
I tried to run some 3D stability test under high FSB
Intel chipset also did a good job in DRAM OC.
DDRII 1150, CL5 5-5-18
DFI INF P35-T2RL (BLOOD-IRON)
1)As we know, P35 normally is not cheap, but DFI set its price at around USD$140.
nice price and good performance motherboard.
2)The package design has a “unify look/ style”, truly eye-catching
3)BIOS options for voltage and others are rich.
Almost can compare to highest-end product
4)FSB OC performance is better than others in same level, DDRII also performs good too.
1)If the board has one more PCIe for Crossfire, it would be better
2)3.3v/ 5v/ 12v, the motherboard voltage support modes seems a bit few
3)If the board has a on board Power and Reset button would be better too.
This brand new “Blood Iron” model uses a total-red design is really eye-catching. Also,
the price around USD$140 or cheaper is nice for entry-level overclockers.
I think MSI’s P35-FR is the pin-to-pin enemy to this model. In the way,
it’s good to see more choices for consumers in market.
My next review
BIOSTAR TD35D3-A7 Deluxe
Impressive OC tests! (as usual :))
Which one do you pick, the lanparty or the blood-iron? :)
the cheaper board, in my case;)
Okay ... from an hardcore oc-er's point of view ;)
hardcore OC is somebody who gets most out of less, still the cheapest:D
Not a penny more; I overclock for cheap. Anything else I must add with money, I'd rather buy the highest CPU and kick it up more without optional add on.:D
those are "extreme" hence the forum name XS :D
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