Summary: The DFI
Ultra-D is the best overclocking motherboard available, period.
There is definitely no other motherboard that can beat it. While the major gripes lie within the
motherboard layout, many can consider it nothing to worry about.
Pros: Insane overclocking
headroom, Great voltage
options, Nice yellow/black
color combination, Great BIOS options, Official DFI support
Cons: Poor motherboard
layout, A bit hotter than
normal motherboards, MOSFET's need
cooling when using 3.3v+ VDIMM
Conclusion: I'll be honest with you, and say that it was an absolute breath of fresh air reviewing something other than low end motherboards. There are so many interesting things to talk about. DFI certainly provided us with a lot of interesting features to go over.
Pros: Unique features such as dual video card support..., ...And MemTest86..., ...And CMOS Reloaded..., Great layout, Looks great, Competetively priced, 4.0V memory = insane overclocking potential, Six USB ports on the back
Summary: If you are an overclocker looking for an Athlon64 Socket939 motherboard, you have found the right one. The overclocking possibilities are endless and the board will most probably not be the limiting factor in your hunt for the maximum clock.
Pros: Great overclocking features, Awesome BIOS, full of overclocking options, Good performance, Well thought out layout, Two GigE network ports, Can be modded to SLI
Cons: On-Board Audio could be better, No SLI (but can be modded), No own overclocking software included
Conclusion: This board is just another legendary board from DFI. Without any doubt the DFI Lan Party nF4 Ultra-D will be the dream board for overclockers due to its high overclocking ability and luxurious BIOS tweaking.
Pros: Extreme overclocking ability , Able to do high HTT (440MHz during our testing), Luxurious BIOS tweaking, 4V VDIMM, CMOS reload, DXG(Dual Xpress Graphics) supported , Karajan audio (Theater like7.1 /8ch supported) , Dual Gigabit LAN , EZ-on / EZ-touch onboard switch button, UV reactive
Cons: Stock performance not so perfect, Cheap round cable, not true shielded round cable, No SATA 2
Summary: DFI's LANParty UT NF4 Ultra-D is a testament to how an intelligent array of little extras can really set a board apart from the competition. Just when you thought all nForce4 Ultra boards would be the same, along comes a board that glows under UV light, can boot into Memtest86, supports dual PCI...
NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra Shootout : DFI LANParty UT nF4 Ultra-D
25 August 2006
Conclusion: So far, we've been singing praises about the nF4 Ultra-D and it has indeed impressed us with decent performance and system stability the first two boards tested lacked. There were no PCI loading errors, nor was there memory compatibility issues encountered throughout testing.