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DFI ICFX3200 (RD600) T2R/G Information

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November 21, 2006 5:32:22 PM

First some vital links:
DFI specs
DFI ICFX3200 T2R/G motherboard's manual
AnandTech's Preview
Tony Big Toe's Tweaking and Overclocking Guide
Command per Clock comparison by Tony
BIOS screens by Shamino
Shamino's Review
eva2000's Review
Offical ICFX3200 thread @ dfi-street.com (filtering needs to be done here)

These are some consistent facts I've managed to collect about the DFI LP UT ICFX3200 (RD600) T2R/G motherboard:
-MSRP is $220, but you can expect a very nice early adopter price tag due to its incredible limited availabilty during the first month.
-The BIOS was tweaked personally by Oscar Wu and the LanParty team.
-Rumor has it that BIOS support will be somewhat pulled after the first revision. Probably the reason why they delayed the board until the BIOS was nice and flat.
-Support ATI Physics, 1333Mhz FSB and independant CPU/Memory overclocking.
-Max FSB in BIOS is 511Mhz, and it wont clockgen much after that. Dont expect this to change considerably in possible future BIOS revisions.
-The board wont break any SuperPI WRs but memory and 3D performance are top notch.
-The Radiical Chipset Block might be one of the only ones to fit due to the large space between hook covers diagonally.
-Sink the ICS Clock generator to ensure those 511Mhz FSB :wink:



Please feel free to share any more information or opnions you have on such board/chipset.

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Anonymous
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November 21, 2006 5:35:30 PM

Nice gathering of information. Having a third player shouldn't hurt! especially price wise for those 680i mobo!

Mobo look good, Oscar Wu is whicked =)
November 21, 2006 5:40:00 PM

Knew you would be one of the first ones to reply.
I believe Shamino has a board too, not completely sure tough.
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Anonymous
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November 21, 2006 5:44:05 PM

:oops: 

Just can't get enough Info because I CANT wait to get my new computer together!!!

Sent you a PM for the ram =), I need to stop hijacking threads!

Anyway, I can see the price being the deciding factor for me. All the tweaking on DFI is pretty cool. Also I must say that the RD600 got a much 'cleaner' liij then the 680i, the cooling is minimal and yet we know it will OC like crazy so it speaks volumes about the quality of that chipset!
November 21, 2006 5:50:16 PM

Ewwww... I really don't like the color scheme... Halloween was a couple weeks ago, but other than that, layout looks fairly clean. Rear I/O looks skimpy though... audio riser probably? Dual gigabit ethernet is probably standard. Looks like their won't be any PS/2 connections... about time!

I also like how they assume most people will get a dual-slot gfx card and not put in a 7th PCI slot, one way to know this is an enthusiast board.

What's really going to determine things for me though is R600 vs. G80. Mobo's will be the fallout from that battle... but keep up the info, I'm still looking forward to any and all info.
November 21, 2006 6:00:21 PM

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audio riser probably?

Karajan Audio module, probably with the RealTek ALC885 8ch codec (hopefully this will be updated in the retail version).
November 21, 2006 6:52:40 PM

Hmmmm... ALC885 eh?

I like ADI more, but doesn't really matter either way.
November 22, 2006 2:11:10 AM

I want it. I want it baaaad. I need it like a next hit. Its going to be an OC monster.
November 22, 2006 2:15:18 AM

Planning on being an early adopter?
November 22, 2006 2:21:42 AM

For once yes.
November 22, 2006 2:28:23 AM

Hehe I see high competitevess in the short future of this forumz :D 
November 22, 2006 2:35:47 AM

Me? Compete? Where ever could you get such a idea that I'd be so vain as to flaunt my computers l33tness? :mrgreen: :tongue:

Naw seriously, I'm going to buy the board, test it, write a review and have it be my daily driver. OCed of course. I'll let you young whipper snappers do the competition. :wink:
November 22, 2006 2:49:14 AM

I have all the parts sitting at home. I have been waiting for this release since late october. I was soo hoping its release date will be nov like the rumors but it obviously didnt happen. I'll be plesantly surprised if they release before christmas. What sucks is the fact that I wont be able to spend xmas with my computer because ill be away with my family for the holidays!

Honestly I dont mind buying the board for 300 dollars if i can get it today
November 22, 2006 2:55:33 AM

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Where ever could you get such a idea that I'd be so vain as to flaunt my computers l33tness?

Geez I wonder where from...
But if youre feeling a bit too rusty to challenge the 'young whipper snappers', we understand :wink:
November 22, 2006 4:14:02 AM

Look at mister top dog. Real nice score DaSick!!!
November 22, 2006 9:39:46 AM

Quote:
Where ever could you get such a idea that I'd be so vain as to flaunt my computers l33tness?

Geez I wonder where from...
But if youre feeling a bit too rusty to challenge the 'young whipper snappers', we understand :wink:
Errrr..... meh.
I'm too old at 18 to be taking on you young'uns in any kind of competition. Wouldn't want to throw out my back. :p 
I'll just moderate.
November 22, 2006 11:56:22 AM

As some of my co-worker's here at work will say: "I've got shoe's older than you are"...

18... I rmr when I first turned 18... kinda... actually nope, my long term memory goes to shiat after a year or so...

I wonder though, in 40 years or so when I'm nice and elderly receiving my SS benefits (If their's any money left in there...) if I'll still be posting here.. I should get true ancient poster status =P
November 22, 2006 12:26:35 PM

thread jacking again? I get off from work early because the kids get out early. Only if they don't break any computers or shut down the network again. :?
November 22, 2006 1:20:57 PM

Man, Thanksgiving is engineering's busiest day of the year. When the brewery shuts down so the workers can go home and rest, engineering wakes up and starts implementing the big changes... luckily I'm low enough on the totem pole to be able to stay home...

Don't worry, I'm sure you'll be called in. If it's one thing I know about kids, anything you don't want them to do, they end up doing it...
November 22, 2006 2:24:02 PM

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-Rumor has it that BIOS support will be somewhat pulled after the first revision.

Only 2 things scare/concern me about this board:

1. possible lack of official BIOS support after 1st revision. While maybe there will be 3rd party BIOS updates....still worries me.

2. Color scheme - I hate it. While I prefer a "classier/classic" black type look, if it HAD to have orange and yellow connectors, I would have like some sort of "whole motherboard is in flames" design. Otherwise, those neon colors kinda look cheapy and gimmicky to me.

...not that flames isn't gimmicky. If this board can truly oc much better than the rest, then I can overlook it - and stuff it in a non-windowed case. Otherwise it looks like a Lego rave - which is fine for some, but not what I'm looking for in my next build.
November 22, 2006 2:40:51 PM

Yeah, I mentioned earlier I didn't like the colors, now, if they had more ATI Red like their cards, it would look a lot better...

I know it doesn't fit with ATI, but some nVidia's cards have a wicked black PCB board that also looks nice.

Then again, I don't know who will be able to see my mobo after all the stuff I do to it...

Edit: WTF, that board is a black PCB.. no wonder it screamed Halloween at me... They need better color combinations...
November 22, 2006 3:55:24 PM

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I'll let you young whipper snappers do the competition. :wink:


"Young whipper snapper"? Been so long since anybody called me that I had to stop and think about it. No, still can't remember that far back. Can't stay long. Gotta see if my pension check arrived in the mail. Gotta start putting some money aside for a new build.

Anyone know when the FX76 cpu's and their mobo's are coming out?
November 22, 2006 3:58:50 PM

Its probably a bad thing that I can't remember when I was 15 only 3 years ago. Getting old sucks.

Anyways:
November 22, 2006 4:19:26 PM

Assuming it OCs better than the 680i it would be a nice board I suppose. I sort of like the garrish colors in a way against the black PCB.

If that pic is the actual reference design for the R600 I'm not wowed by the layout. Put in crossfire or some dual GPU solution, then looking to the future possibly make use of the 3rd PCI-x16 slot for physics then you have a total of 1 vanilla PCI slot for expansion.

It could end up being a great board and even be enough to change my mind but going on layout alone I'm not swayed at all. I'll have to see benches and reviews I guess first.
November 22, 2006 4:44:41 PM

Quote:



Fap 8O Fap 8O Fap 8O

I love that board...I just purchased all the stuff for my new build...now all I need is this mobo and the psu (OCZ 850 or 1000w Galaxy...still undecided).
November 22, 2006 4:55:21 PM

I fail to see what so gimmicky about it. It looks simpler than Gigabytes DSQ with its myriad of heat pipes.
November 22, 2006 5:06:55 PM

Hm kinda pretty :) 

I dont really want to wait for R600 to upgrade my gfx tho, and there is no way I'll be able to do G80 SLi on it :( 
November 22, 2006 5:19:57 PM

Where is the 4 pin power connector? Or wait, did they just stick it beside the main power connection, never mind... Also, why is there RAM in the slots, but nothing else installed?
November 22, 2006 5:28:19 PM

There is no 4 pin from what I can see. What's next to the 24 pin is a heatsink. As for why there is RAM in the slots... *shrug*
Anonymous
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November 22, 2006 5:43:59 PM

I think it is hidden behind the little heatsink, and net to the ?digital audio? out.

and I think it's 8 pins... =)
November 22, 2006 6:17:07 PM

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There is no 4 pin from what I can see. What's next to the 24 pin is a heatsink. As for why there is RAM in the slots... *shrug*


Seems my pin counting skills are sub-par. Behind the rear heatsink is about the only place I can see it being. As for the color(s) of the board, I like the black and although the slots being orange is a little ugly, who really cares, it a motherboard :)  .

BTW, just saw this, hilarious: http://kontraband.com/show/show.asp?ID=4942&rtn=index-t...
November 22, 2006 6:18:02 PM

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I fail to see what so gimmicky about it. It looks simpler than Gigabytes DSQ with its myriad of heat pipes.

When I said gimmicky, it's because I think the only reason some of the connectors are that (IMO god-awful) orange and yellow is because they are UV sensitive.

For some weird reason, I think I'd be more ok with blue glow in the dark than orange and yellow. Perhaps because the case I'm thinking of getting also has blue neon, and I just don't want to get an orange case.

These are minor issues - but we've had too much time to mill over these minor issues with the long wait for release, LoL.

I'm already half-kicking myself for not getting a P965 earlier, as the prices haven't dropped from what I noticed, and the only reason I've been holding off was for the release of RD600.
November 22, 2006 6:28:20 PM

DFI always had those colors O.o its nothing new rly so why so surprised ?
November 22, 2006 6:38:26 PM

This is why I stick with the standard black. Mother always said black matches everything.

*Raises black power fist*
Anonymous
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November 22, 2006 7:19:58 PM

Did mother also tell you: Once you go black you never come back?
:p 
November 22, 2006 7:55:31 PM

Actually Im loving the color scheme! But thats just me and my twisted taste for halloween :twisted:
*Raises black power fist along with Ninja*

Here, another teaser for you guys:
November 22, 2006 8:07:42 PM

So what happens if you're already black?

*Raises other fist with Dario*
November 23, 2006 3:31:31 AM

Then you become pitchblack (names already been taken...thinkin...maybe...The chronicles of Ninja) :lol: 

3lfk1ng, could you please resise the pic on top of the page, my work pc is on max resolution and I have to scroll because it's too big. No biggy, just annoying with my crappy ballmouse :oops: 
November 23, 2006 4:15:23 PM

looks like lego
November 24, 2006 3:49:11 AM

I love Lego. I still have all mine from when I was a kid. Stored in a box somewhere with all my other furniture that didn't fit into the new house.
November 24, 2006 5:23:52 PM

Quote:
I love Lego. I still have all mine from when I was a kid. Stored in a box somewhere with all my other furniture that didn't fit into the new house.


Yeah I wish I still had my lego. I have plenty of orange and yellow blocks. I can simply build myself a rd600.
November 25, 2006 5:19:14 PM

Quote:
Assuming it OCs better than the 680i it would be a nice board I suppose. I sort of like the garrish colors in a way against the black PCB.

If that pic is the actual reference design for the R600 I'm not wowed by the layout. Put in crossfire or some dual GPU solution, then looking to the future possibly make use of the 3rd PCI-x16 slot for physics then you have a total of 1 vanilla PCI slot for expansion.

It could end up being a great board and even be enough to change my mind but going on layout alone I'm not swayed at all. I'll have to see benches and reviews I guess first.


Yeah me too on the colors. :-P A black flame-painted case might look sweet with some orange LED's inside. If only they made more case fans and LED's in different colors...:-( I'm so SICK of blue.
November 26, 2006 12:24:32 AM

Eh? Blue and Black are probably the best color combination since.... well blue and black. :) 
November 26, 2006 12:28:05 AM

I'll get you pics of my system. Just imagine...Everything black, with a bit of silver, and blue LED. Razer Copperhead, G15, Kandalf case, etc...

:-) It looks gorgeous. But for my other systems I want some variety. Who wants to build black and blue time after time?
November 26, 2006 12:46:10 AM

A man who makes his living in the dark.
November 26, 2006 12:48:36 AM

See, what bothers me is that not only do I make my living in the dark, but you make yours in the dark too...

Wait, what?
November 26, 2006 12:56:11 AM

*Raiding RyanMicah's house* You say something? *goes back to raiding*
November 26, 2006 2:15:56 AM

*Shoots the fancy Ninja, like the scene from "The Three Musketeers"
November 26, 2006 9:01:29 AM

Yet another teaser:


These pictures are from a ATi reference board, but isnt that "asynch." and "Link Width 16x" simply inspiring??

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