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Old 21st August 2007, 05:48   #1
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Default 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.

IO interface:
6 x USB2.0 and S/PDIF connector

DFI uses a bigger black heat sink for NB chip

BIOS options
Start-up screen

BIOS main page

Main page for tweaking

CPU Features

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.

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CPU:INTEL Core 2 Duo E6700
MB: DFI INF P35-T2RL
DRAM: CORSAIR Dominator TWIN2X2048-10000C5DF
VGA: ASUS EAH2600XT DDR4
HD: WD1600AAJS
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
3DMARK2005

3DMARK2006

Intel chipset also did a good job in DRAM OC.
DDRII 1150, CL5 5-5-18

DFI INF P35-T2RL (BLOOD-IRON)

The goods:
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.
The bads:
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

MSI PR210

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Impressive OC tests! (as usual )

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1)As we know, P35 normally is not cheap, but DFI set its price at around USD$140.
nice price and good performance motherboard.
Gigabyte sells P35 motherboards at $100 mark
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Which one do you pick, the lanparty or the blood-iron?
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the cheaper board, in my case
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Okay ... from an hardcore oc-er's point of view
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hardcore OC is somebody who gets most out of less, still the cheapest
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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.
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hardcore OC is somebody who gets most out of less, still the cheapest
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those are "extreme" hence the forum name XS
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