DFI 855GME-MGF Pentium M Desktop Board

DFI today launched industry’s most enthusiasts-oriented desktop Pentium M
motherboard, 855GME-MGF. Based on the Intel mobile 855GME/6300 ESB chipset and
supports socket 479 Pentium M processors, this motherboard merges cutting edge
mobile technology and performance potentials onto an environmentally friendly
platform. Its low heat generation, virtually fan less operation and
performance-oriented design makes the new 855GME-MGF the perfect solution for
small home servers, silent home theater PCs, or blazing fast gaming systems.

To equip overclockers with the best platform to work with, DFI’s new Pentium
M desktop motherboard boasts a robust BIOS that is packed with optimization
options at the widest ranges. Advanced BIOS features include adjustable CPU
clock (100 to 250 MHz), adjustable CPU ratio (6 to infinite), adjustable FSB to
memory ratio (1:1, 4:3, 5:3), asynchronized PCI/AGP modes (33/66, 36/73, 40/80),
and built in stability testing for both memory and CPU. The DFI 855GME-MGF will
start shipping in North America through DFI’s authorized distributors and
resellers starting November 8, 2004. Each motherboard is bundled with a
specially designed heatsink/fan to ensure highest compatibility.

DFI, maker of the award-winning LANParty(tm) and record-scoring LANPartyUT
series of motherboards, today launched industry’s most enthusiasts-oriented
desktop Pentium M motherboard, 855GME-MGF. Based on the Intel mobile 855GME/6300
ESB chipset and supports socket 479 Pentium M processors, this motherboard
merges cutting edge mobile technology and performance potentials onto an
environmentally friendly platform. Its low heat generation, virtually fan less
operation and performance-oriented design makes the new 855GME-MGF the perfect
solution for small home servers, silent home theater PCs, or blazing fast gaming
systems.

Designed with versatility in mind, the 855GME-MGF is based on the standard micro
ATX form factor and features support for low latency DDR333 memory and AGP 4X.
Similar to the CPU socket used in notebooks, the motherboard features a low
profile CPU socket that fully supports socket 479 Pentium M and Celeron M
processors with 0.09 µm Dothan or 0.13 µm Banias core. Migrating the mobile
chipset and CPU platform to the desktop means DFI users can now truly enjoy
green computing without the expense of performance degradation. From lowered
energy consumption, low heat generation, low noise generation to a possible
fan-less system design, the 855GME-MGF motherboard promises more than any
current desktop can deliver.

In addition to the green features of this motherboard, DFI’s 855GME-MGF also
brings performance desktop computing to a new height. "In general application
performance, a 2GHz Pentium M actually outperformed the desktop chips and even
in gaming and workstation applications the Pentium M was competitive, all while
running at significantly lower temperatures with much lower power requirements."
said Anand Lal Shimpi, Editor-in-Chief of Anandtech.

To equip overclockers with the best platform to work with, DFI’s new Pentium M
desktop motherboard boasts a robust BIOS that is packed with optimization
options at the widest ranges. Advanced BIOS features include adjustable CPU
clock (100 to 250 MHz), adjustable CPU ratio (6 to infinite), adjustable FSB to
memory ratio (1:1, 4:3, 5:3), asynchronized PCI/AGP modes (33/66, 36/73, 40/80),
and built in stability testing for both memory and CPU. In intensive gaming,
DFI’s new 855GME-MGF with an overclocked 2.8 GHz Pentium M processor flies past
competing platforms with ease. Compared to the performance of Athlon64 4000+ and
Pentium 4 3.4 GHz Extreme Edition in Doom3, DFI’s new solution tops the chart
with a large margin lead (see chart).

The DFI 855GME-MGF will start shipping in North America through DFI’s authorized
distributors and resellers starting November 8, 2004. Each motherboard is
bundled with a specially designed heatsink/fan to ensure highest compatibility.

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