Despite the hype that the upcoming Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
is generating, the AM2 Socket AMD launched recently still has it’s fair share of
supporters and users. We take a brief preview of DFI’s upcoming offering of
NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI packed in AMD’s freshly baked AM2 socket. Yes, it is more
of a Press Release/Advert, but we have left out most of the Marketing talk and
focused on the juicy parts…

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Right this way please!

Despite the hype that the upcoming Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
is generating, the AM2 Socket AMD launched recently still has it’s fair share of
supporters and users. We take a brief preview of DFI’s upcoming offering of
NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI packed in AMD’s freshly baked AM2 socket. Yes, it is more
of a Press Release/Advert, but we have left out most of the Marketing talk and
focused on the juicy parts…

1  DFI LanParty UT nF590 SLI M2R/G

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An attractive looking board painted in DFI’s trademark
Orange/Yellow color theme!

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Ah yes, we have moved on from the 4 phase power regulation
era of the DFI Venus and Expert…

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DFI is the first Motherboard maker to implement this Digital
PWM for the CPU power regulation. It does seem like a very fresh idea, and does
away with bulky capacitors, being replaced instead by SMD sized capacitors. It
will take actual usage to see how this new implementation will work out. But
being suggested and fronted by DFI’s top engineer Oskar Wu…. it does give the
overclockers a huge amount of assurance!

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The above slide also educates us a little bit about
Volterra’s line of power regulators… which are starting to be seen commonly on
pieces of high-end hardware especially flagship graphics cards. From what I
know, the VT1000 series are one of the most advanced regulators, but they do
come at a price…

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And finally… the overclockers’ best helper, voltages and
more of it please! 3.0v for DDR II should satisfy any overclocking maniac out
there, as well as 1.875v for the 65nm microprocessors. No where in the “V”icinity
is this board found lacking….