41  DFI LANPARTY UT NF4 Venus SLI Overclocking Tests

The DFI Venus is really a premium board targeted at fans, not
just of overclocking, but of the DFI brand name. Through a series of LAN Party
motherboards, DFI has built for themselves a huge fan base among the enthusiasts.
We take a look at this limited edition board from them, named Venus…

The DFI Venus is really a premium board targeted at fans, not
just of overclocking, but of the DFI brand name. Through a series of LAN Party
motherboards, DFI has built for themselves a huge fan base among the enthusiasts.
We take a look at this limited edition board from them, named Venus…

Let’s take a look at the basic specifications of this limited
edition board. There are only 1000 of these boards in the whole world!

CPU SupportAMD Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 / Sempron
Socket 939
Memory SupportFour 184-pin DDR SDRAM DIMM sockets
Supports dual channel (128-bit wide) memory interface
Supports up to 4GB system memory
Supports PC2100 (DDR266), PC2700 (DDR333) and PC3200 (DDR400) DDR SDRAM
DIMM
ChipsetNVIDIA nForce4 SLI
– Supports NVIDIA SLI (Scalable Link Interface)
SLI/ Single
VGA Mode
SLI mode
– Use 2 SLI-ready PCI Express x16 graphics cards (use identical cards)
on the
PCI Express x16 slots.
– Each x16 slot operates at x8 bandwidth. When the graphics cards are
connected
via the SLI bridge, the total bandwidth of the two graphics cards is x16.
Single VGA mode
– 1 PCI Express graphics card on the PCIE1 slot operates at x16 bandwidth.
– The other PCI Express x16 slot (PCIE4) operates at x2 bandwidth.
AudioKarajan audio module
– Realtek ALC850 8-channel AC’97 audio CODEC
– 6 audio jacks
– 1 CD-in connector
– 1 front audio connector
True stereo line level outputs
S/PDIF-in/out interface
Expansion
Slots

2 PCI Express x16 slots
1 PCI Express x1 slot
1 PCI Express x4 slot
3 PCI slots

IDESupports two IDE connectors that allows connecting up to four UltraDMA
133Mbps hard drives
NVIDIA RAID allows RAID arrays spanning across Serial ATA and Parallel
ATA
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and JBOD
SATAFour Serial ATA ports supported by the nForce4 SLI chip
– SATA speed up to 3Gb/s
– RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and JBOD
– NVIDIA RAID allows RAID arrays spanning across Serial ATA and Parallel
ATA
Four Serial ATA ports supported by the Silicon Image Sil 3114 chip
– SATA speed up to 1.5Gb/s
– RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and RAID 5
NetworkingDual Gigabit LAN – Vitesse VSC8201 Gigabit Phy and Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit
PCI
Fully compliant to IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T), 802.3u (100BASE-TX) and
802.3ab (1000BASE-T) standards
IEEE 1394VIA VT6307
Supports two 100/200/400 Mb/sec ports
Rear Panel
I/O Ports

1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
2 S/PDIF RCA jacks (S/PDIF-in and S/PDIF-out)
Karajan audio module (6 audio jacks)
1 IEEE 1394 port
2 RJ45 LAN ports
6 USB 2.0/1.1 ports

I/O Connectors2 connectors for 4 additional external USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 connector for 1 external IEEE 1394 port
1 connector for 1 external serial port
1 connector for the Karajan audio module
1 front audio connector for external line-out and mic-in jacks (on the
Karajan audio module)
1 CD-in internal audio connector (on the Karajan audio module)
1 S/PDIF connector for optical cable connection
1 IrDA connector
8 Serial ATA connectors
2 IDE connectors
1 floppy connector
1 24-pin ATX power connector
1 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 4-pin 5V/12V power connector (FDD type)
1 front panel connector
5 fan connectors
4 diagnostic LEDs
EZ touch switches (power switch and reset switch)
BIOSAward BIOS
CMOS Reloaded
CPU/DRAM overclocking
CPU/DRAM/Chipset overvoltage
4Mbit flash memory
Hardware
Monitor
Monitors CPU/system/chipset temperature
Monitors 12V/5V/3.3V/Vcore/Vbat/5Vsb/Vchipset/Vdram voltages
Monitors the speed of the CPU fan, Fan 2 and Fan 3 fan
CPU Overheat Protection function monitors CPU temperature during system
boot-up
Power Connector24pin + 8pin EPS supported
Form FactorATX form factor
24cm (9.45″) x 30.5cm (12″)