Conclusion: DFI does not disappoint with the NF570-M2/G. Although it may not look like much at first glance, this board does indeed have it where it counts. It has some surprising extras being left out in many budget boards like onboard firewire and both optical and coaxial SPDIF outputs. The overclocking potential this board has is nothing short of incredible. Both the reference clock and HTT frequency can be pushed to extremes far beyond any practical use.
Pros: Incredible overclocking potential (418MHz reference clock achieved), Good overall physical board layout, Healthy memory and processor voltage selections, Lots of BIOS parameters including a plethora of DRAM options, IEEE 1394 support, good onboard audio, Excellent value
Cons: Some minor layout complaints (see ‘Layout’ section for more detail), Some undervolting when pushing vcore beyond 1.6V, Unimpressive accessory bundle