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DFI Launches the INFINITY P965, Providing the Ultimate C/P Solution

Discussion in 'Industry News' started by Tim S, 5 Apr 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S Well-Known Member

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    As always DFI has always been known to push technology to its outer limits and the Infinity P965 is no exception. This Intel based motherboard provides users with a perfect solution that not only offers tremendously high performance and “over-clockablity” but also boosts an extremely attractive price. DFI has chosen to use the Intel P965 + ICH8R chipsets to allow the board to support the most advance processors (including Core 2 Quad), DDRII-800 and Crossfire functions. Although the motherboard is a bit late arriving to the market the motherboard and BIOS are brilliantly designed to offer users unsurpassed over-clocking that will not disappoint even the most advanced overclocker. In addition DFI has redesigned the packaging to further accent the fact that DFI’s Infinity series have entered the next generation of gaming performance.

    A chipset solution that adopts Intel P965 + ICH8R
    DFI’s INFINITY P965 motherboard adopted Intel’s P965 chipset and did not miss a beat. The P965 is commonly regarded as “Conroe’s sole platform” amongst the enthusiasts’ community. The chipset embraces Intel’s “Fast Memory Access Technology” to provide enhanced processing speed and supports Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows Vista. ICH8R is essentially an advanced and upgraded edition of ICH7R. It provides support for more USB and SATA slots, both in quantity and performance. Further it supports the newest technologies such as iAMT and QST. In addition the ICH8R is the most advance chipset in its family and provides enhanced RAID functionality and therefore it supports RAID 0, 1, 0+1, and 5 categories.

    4 Phases Digital PWM
    Obviously since DFI is never content to use inferior components they have chosen to use the advanced 4-phase digital PWM instead of the ordinary 3-phase PWM that is commonly seen in the market these days. A digital PWM supplies components with stabilized current which is a necessity for all enthusiasts and is extremely important when the time comes to select the right type of motherboard for gaming. In addition do to its design the digital PWM works without the worry of capacitor explosion and electrolyte leakage, it gives every enthusiast unlimited freedom from fear while he is overclocking or gaming.

    Supports ATI Crossfire multi-rendering
    It can not be denied that Crossfire technology has brought revolutionary changes to the way 3D technologies work. Nowadays, hardcore gamers largely choose to use Crossfire technologies to provide them with the ultimate in 3D rendering while gaming. Crossfire technology certainly differentiates advanced hardcore gamers from the beginners. And since the Infinity P965 supports 2 Crossfire VGA cards (one of the PCI slots runs with x16, while the other runs with x4) it allows users to utilize the best 3D rendering technology in the market.

    Uses entirely solid aluminum capacitors (INFINITY P965-S Edition)
    For an added level of performance DFI has implement the use of all solid aluminum capacitors on the INFINITY P965-S. Solid aluminum capacitors provide high reliability and durability even under the most demanding of circumstances. Enthusiasts prefer solid aluminum capacitors because they know that this will allow the motherboard to work impressively even during over-clocking and without the worry of problems such as capacitor explosion or electrolyte leakage.

    8 Channels high-definition audio
    Besides the realistic visual effect and fabulous 3D graphics, the sound performance is another factor that attracts gamers’ attention. Just imagine yourself submerged in the dynamics of gaming with full 3D graphics and lifelike sound effects; if you’re not careful you might not be able to tell reality from fantasy which only leads to the thrilling experience provide by this board. That’s why the INFINITY P965 adopted the 8–channel Azalea audio CODEC which provides you with the most unforgettable gaming experience of your life.

    Fully supports Windows Vista
    The brand new Operation system Microsoft Vista, it provides faster graphic process ability. In addition, Vista also brings a fresh experience to users about on-line security, wireless resources sharing and entertainments. DFI INFINITY P965 is fully supports Microsoft Vista.

    Other Features
    Four years ago, DFI was the first-in-industry to offer EZ switches for users. Now INFINITY P965 still provides the same traditional EZ on & off to let an enthusiast enjoy over-clocking with or without a computer casing. Genie BIOS of DFI motherboard is versatile at various voltage levels and settings. It is an “all time favorite” feature for enthusiasts. Other special features include high speed DDRII-800 memory support. The capacity can go up to a gigantic 8GB.

    To suit the needs of enthusiasts, DFI has prepared two editions of P965 at the press time. INFINITY P965-S fully adopts aluminum solid capacitors on it board while the INFINITY P965 is the cost/performance edition without solid capacitors.
     
  2. myth

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    Great maybe a third option for me.. Wheres the pics/prices? :blah: meh, either way the QuadGT from Abit already has all those features and uses a 5 phase digital system... Looks like DFI is slacking!
     
  3. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    I can't even load their Global site at the moment...
     
  4. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    It looks pretty good for an infinity DFI mobo too:
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  5. myth

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    Take a look at the phases... Thats not digital! :sigh: Might not be the mobo?
     
  6. BUFF

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    US that I have seen would suggest ~£90 here.

    P35 mobos will be out shortly though ...
     
  7. myth

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    P35? Sorry I havnt been keeping up to date on new chip sets and such :sigh:
     
  8. BUFF

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    Bearlake, it's the next Intel chipset - basically a 965 replacement.
    Can't help but feel that DFI may have shut the stable door after the horse has bolted with this mobo ...
     
  9. myth

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    So the 975 will still remain Intels flag chip?
     
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    Nope, that's the still hush hush X38
     
  11. myth

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    humm.. Whens the X302 going to be launched then? :worried: Or have the snake heads infiltrated the project again?
     
  12. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    It's definately digital, and it's definately the mobo (taken from DFI's press-release).
     
  13. myth

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    I know where its from I looked last night. But digitals are not layed out any thing like that! Wheres the Digital regulator? It's not there :eyebrow: That looks like a 3 phase analog to me...

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    Four.

    But don't take a photo as gospel til you see a final retail version reviewed.
     
  15. Evenge

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    Well looks nice mobo for infinity series...

    Err, are DFI going to launch some Core2duo/quad + Sli Lanparty mobo's near future? I've been wondering why DFI haven't used 680i chip in their products... :rolleyes:
     
  16. BUFF

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    there's a 680i LT chipset board coming out v. shortly too.
     
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    Yeah, you can find some info on that 680i board here. It's about time DFI came out with some Core2Duo boards other then the RD600.
     
  18. Evenge

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    Hey big thanks about the link!
     
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    Waited and waited for this board to come out but gave up a few weeks ago and went out purchased a DS3P in the end, the DFI does look and perform well from what I've read.
     
  20. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    The 680i offering looks pretty awesome, but as they've been discussing on XS - it could be too little too late. We'll see.
     

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