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NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra Shootout : DFI LANParty UT nF4 Ultra-D
By Zachary Chan
Category : Mainboard
Published by Vijay Anand on Thursday, 26th May, 2005


DFI LANParty UT nF4 Ultra-D (Introduction)

Like any other LANParty motherboard, DFI's approach is to attract the modding and tweaking community. Armed with bold color schemes plus components and cables that glow under UV light, DFI has been quite successful in this area. Today, DFI and LANParty have become household names for system tweaking and overclocking. The nF4 Ultra-D continues this tradition and has since become a very sought after board by enthusiasts mainly due to its tweaking capabilities and a well-discussed method that can turn the nF4 Ultra-D into a full-blown SLI board. Let's take a look at the technical specifications before going into further details.

The DFI LANParty UT nF4 Ultra-D motherboard.

Packaging contents include the following items:-
  • 2 x SATA data cables
  • 1 x SATA power converter cable (dual plugs)
  • 2 x rounded 80-conductor Ultra ATA data cable
  • 1 x rounded floppy drive data cable
  • Karajan audio module
  • Jumper/chip extractor
  • I/O shield
  • Driver CDs
  • User's manual

    DFI nF4 Ultra-D Technical Specifications
    CPU Support
    • Supports AMD socket 939 Athlon 64 CPU
    • Supports AMD socket 939 Athlon 64 FX CPU
    • Supports AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
    Chipset
    • NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra MCP
      • Bi-directional 1GHz (2000MT/s) HyperTransport interface to processor
      • 20 lanes fixed PCI Express configuration
      • Supports up to 6 PCI  v2.3 slots
      • Supports up to ten USB 2.0 ports
      • Dual controller SATA II architecture
      • Dual-channel Ultra ATA-133 IDE controller
      • IEEE 802.3 NVIDIA MAC for 1000BASE-T
    Memory
    • Dual channel memory architecture integrated into processor
    • Four 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets
    • Supports 2.5v DDR SDRAM DIMM modules
    • Supports up to 4GB using PC1600 (DDR200), PC2100 (DDR266), PC2700 (DDR333) and PC3200 (DDR400) unbuffered DDR SDRAM DIMM
    Storage
    • NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra MCP
      • 4 x Ultra ATA 33/66/100/133 (data transfer rate up to 133MB/sec.)
      • 4 x SATA II (Serial ATA II 3.0Gbps interface)
      • NVIDIA MediaShield Technology
      • Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1
      • Supports RAID Morphing
      • Supports cross-controller RAID
    Audio
    • Karajan Technology
      • Realtek ALC850 8-channel audio CODEC
      • Coaxial S/PDIF Input and Output
    Networking
    • Dual Gigabit LAN ports
      • NVIDIA Gigabit LAN co-supported by Marvell Alaska 88E1111 PHY chip (Transceiver)
      • Marvell 88E8001 PCI Gigabit LAN
    IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
    • VIA Fire IIM VT6307 Host Controller
    • 2 x 1394a ports @ 400 Mbps speed
    I/O Interface
    • 1 x Floppy connector
    • 2 x Ultra ATA IDE connectors
    • 4 x SATA II connectors
    • 10 x USB 2.0 ports (6 x rear, 4 x header)
    • 2 x IEEE 1394a ports (1 x rear, 1 x header)
    • 2 x RJ45 LAN port
    • 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Input
    • 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Output 
    • 8-Channel Audio I/O ports (Karajan module)
    • 1 x CD-IN (Karajan module)
    • 1 x mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
    • 1 x mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
    Expansion Slots
    • 2 x PCIe x16 slots, PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant
    • 1 x PCIe x1 slots, PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant
    • 1 x PCIe x4 slot
    • 2 x 32-bit PCI slots, PCI 2.3 compliant
    Special Features
    • Karajan audio
    • Dual Xpress Graphics (DXG)
    • Genie BIOS
    • EZ Touch
    PCB
    • ATX Form Factor, 12"x 9.6"(30.5cm x 24.4cm)
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