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Mega Test: 14 Boards with KT266A and nForce 420D

DFI AD70-SR - Inexpensive Alternative

The DFI AD70-SR with a KT266A chipset.

Board revision: A

BIOS version: AD70SR920

The packaging for the DFI motherboard.

The DFI board is a relatively inconspicuous product. The manufacturer was only interested in presenting a stable board with a KT266A chipset. And it's part of this standard that the board be equipped with 3 DIMM and 5 PCI slots. Our collective hat goes off to the integrated RAID controller, the useful AGP clip and the passive cooler on the North Bridge. A highlight in this test group is the fact that DFI doesn't integrate an ACR, CNR or an AMR slot. In the benchmarks, the DFI board scores in the last third of the rankings. Here's a whiff of utopia - in BIOS, you can set a maximum FSB clock speed of 250 MHz, although this has no real practical significance. Real AMD nuts will most certainly be disappointed that the board's core voltage settings max out at 1.85 volts. An important selling point for the DFI remains, however: its price, which is generally considerably lower than that of the competition.