It’s been quite a desert for a while for the LAN Party series fans with no new LP Motherboards out in the recent past few months. We see the oasis on the horizon today- DFI LAN Party nF590 SLI-M2R/G based on the AMD AM2 socket and NVIDIA 590 SLI chipset with DDR2 support.

17  Oasis for the LAN Party Fans: DFI nF590 SLI M2R/G

It’s been quite a desert for a while for the LAN Party series fans with no new LP Motherboards out in the recent past few months. We see the oasis on the horizon today- DFI LAN Party nF590 SLI-M2R/G based on the AMD AM2 socket and NVIDIA 590 SLI chipset with DDR2 support.

1  Oasis for the LAN Party Fans: DFI nF590 SLI M2R/G

A Box in the same green as with the DFI nF4 Expert Motherboard

2  Oasis for the LAN Party Fans: DFI nF590 SLI M2R/G

A Huge Fan-pleasing Sticker bundled with the motherboard

3  Oasis for the LAN Party Fans: DFI nF590 SLI M2R/G

This board is quite highly anticipated not just because of the LAN Party brand name, but also largely due to it’s extremely well-designed layout.

5  Oasis for the LAN Party Fans: DFI nF590 SLI M2R/G

The NVIDIA nF590 SLI chipset and SPP chipset are placed at the lower part of the board right next to each other. Here is also where you find the LED Diagnostic panel is, and the convenient power and reset buttons.

6  Oasis for the LAN Party Fans: DFI nF590 SLI M2R/G

This is one of the very well received aspect of the board, the 6 SATA ports are placed facing the side, 3 stacked on each row. This arrangement provides a neater way of setting up the system without SATA cables running in and out different parts of the board. Right next to these is the Floppy connector.

7  Oasis for the LAN Party Fans: DFI nF590 SLI M2R/G

At the upper right pf the board lies the IDE Connector and 2 more SATA connectors adjacent to the BIOS chip. The 8 pin +12v EPS power connector and the ATX power connector is also located here.

8  Oasis for the LAN Party Fans: DFI nF590 SLI M2R/G

One of the highlight of this board is that it’s the first DFI board using a digital PWM, regulated by Volterra VT1115 regulator chip. This takes away the need for big capacitors lined up around the socket, with just SMD capacitors to do the job.

12  Oasis for the LAN Party Fans: DFI nF590 SLI M2R/G

Mandatory to DFI LAN Partyy boards, the Floppy power connector above the PCIE 1 slot enhances power capacity for the board.

13  Oasis for the LAN Party Fans: DFI nF590 SLI M2R/G

The PCIE 1x slot and 4x slot are sandwiched between the 2 x16 slots.

9  Oasis for the LAN Party Fans: DFI nF590 SLI M2R/G

At the back of the board we see a signifcantly larger amount of SMD components as compared to previous LAN Party boards.

10  Oasis for the LAN Party Fans: DFI nF590 SLI M2R/G

Particularly so crowded behind the nF590 SLI chipset.

11  Oasis for the LAN Party Fans: DFI nF590 SLI M2R/G

Instead of the traditional yellow back plate with LAN Party boards, this board comes with a grey backplate.

14  Oasis for the LAN Party Fans: DFI nF590 SLI M2R/G

15  Oasis for the LAN Party Fans: DFI nF590 SLI M2R/G

The nForce 590 SLI chipset and the NForce SPP chipset.

16  Oasis for the LAN Party Fans: DFI nF590 SLI M2R/G

The nForce SPP chipset heatsink is but aluminum coated in copperish red color, but the nForce 590 SLI chipset is cooled by a very well-polished copper heatsink fan assembly with a rather wide base to spread the heat.

DFI has renewed it’s covenant with its fans and we shall see if this board lives up to the anticipation. It only needs to be as good as it’s DDR-based predecessors to strike gold.