DFI has always been known for its high-performance (if picky) mainboards.
So it was no surprise that they would jump into the X58 market with both feet.
What I do not think would have been expected would be a high-end MicroATX board for the Core i7. But that is just what they have done according to VR-Zone.
The new DFI LanParty JR X58-T3H6 sports the X58 chipset, Six DDR3 slots, two PCI x16 slots (more than likely x16 physical and x8 data) for SLI or Crossfire and a host of other features that make this a truly powerful little board.
VR-Zone has more here including pictures.
DFI is preparing a microATX board based on Intel X58 chipset slated for release in January 2009. The PCB is black in colour and has 4 layers measuring at 245x245mm size. With 6 phase digital PWM design, it supports the LGA1366 processors from 4.8 to 6.4GT/s QPI. There are 6 DIMM slots on the board to allow up to 24GB DDR3-800/1066/1333 memories and two PCIe x16 slots for 2-way SLI and Quad Crossfire.
Other features include 1 x PCIe x4, 1 PCI slot, 6 SATA ports configurable with RAID 0/1/0+1/5, one IDE port, 12 USB ports, Realtek ALC889 HD Audio, Marvell 8053 GbE LAN. There are 7 fan connectors onboard with EZ-On (Power) and EZ-Touch (Reset) switches and a Software Debug LED. The BIOS features CMOS Reloaded, Voltage Tuning for Vdimm, Vnb, Vcore, Vsb, VHT, 1MHz FSB frequency tuning and adjustable CPU multiplier, ABS technology system.
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