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DFI LanParty Junior - mATX P45 with 2x PCIe x16

Post by psyopper » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:48 am

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813136055

Anyone heard anything about this yet? I have been anxiously awaiting a P45 and dual PCIe micro ATX board. When paired the PCIe are x8 each.

Would that still good enough for a pair of 3850/3870's? Even better, a pair of 3870x2's in XFire in a mATX case. Add an e8400 and you have a *real* portable gaming box!

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Post by psyopper » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:58 am

Looks like they are also offering the LanParty Junior in 790GX/Socket AM2+ as well!

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Re: DFI LanParty Junior - mATX P45 with 2x PCIe x16

Post by Modo » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:16 pm

psyopper wrote:Add an e8400 and you have a *real* portable gaming box!
You misspelled "a great use for an Antec Fusion". :twisted:
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Re: DFI LanParty Junior - mATX P45 with 2x PCIe x16

Post by QuietOC » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:36 pm

Dual PCIe x16 slots are nothing new to MicroATX, and Shuttle even makes a dual PCIe x16 Shuttle. There are many reasons why most people have no interest in them. As far as performance per Watt single GPUs up to the GeForce GTX 280 seem like the way to go. The only except might be CFed 38x0 cards, but not the X2s.

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Re: DFI LanParty Junior - mATX P45 with 2x PCIe x16

Post by Modo » Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:06 pm

I think you are missing the point. Somehow I doubt there are many mATX motherboards that feature the most recent chipsets without integrated graphics, and with good overclocking capabilities. This is what this board is about. The ability to fit a second graphics card on it is just a bonus.
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Re: DFI LanParty Junior - mATX P45 with 2x PCIe x16

Post by QuietOC » Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:35 pm

Modo wrote:Somehow I doubt there are many mATX motherboards that feature the most recent chipsets without integrated graphics, and with good overclocking capabilities.
There have been microATX motherboards without integrated video, just like there has been ATX with integrated video. As crappy as it is, integrated video doesn't hurt anything, and even the G31 motherboard I have overclocks as well as any P35 (except for 1:1 memory divisor for 800MHz FSB CPUs, but that is not a chipset issue.) There is at least one G33 motherboard with an open ended PCIe x4 slot that can run CF setups. Dual x8 would be better, but it is pretty much not wanted either way.

At least once in the past an integrated chipset MicroATX motherboard was released that overclocked better than the more expensive ATX motherboards.

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Re: DFI LanParty Junior - mATX P45 with 2x PCIe x16

Post by psyopper » Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:24 pm

QuietOC wrote:Dual PCIe x16 slots are nothing new to MicroATX, and Shuttle even makes a dual PCIe x16 Shuttle. There are many reasons why most people have no interest in them. As far as performance per Watt single GPUs up to the GeForce GTX 280 seem like the way to go. The only except might be CFed 38x0 cards, but not the X2s.
Show me one, standard, mATX board with a modern chipset (NF4 is laughably out of date) that supports 2x full size PCIe slots. That FoxConn board sucks, and Shuttle is way too proprietary for me.

There are also many reasons why people also want standardized boards. Remember, not all of us are HTPC builders. There are some people around here who want standard PC's.

The lack of integrated video is not the draw for me. I could care less about integrated video, I plan to add a descreet card anyway. I am space limited and the fact that I can get a SFF motherboard that can compete with full sized boards in upgrade options is a huge draw for me. I can finally build a rather small PC that can compete 1:1 performance wise with systems physically twice it's size.

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Re: DFI LanParty Junior - mATX P45 with 2x PCIe x16

Post by Modo » Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:23 am

QuietOC wrote:
Modo wrote:Somehow I doubt there are many mATX motherboards that feature the most recent chipsets without integrated graphics, and with good overclocking capabilities.
There have been microATX motherboards without integrated video
Boards with some very old chipsets, as opposed to this DFI model. But I wrote about that already, didn't I?
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Post by Moogles » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:57 am

Great looking motherboard. Both aesthetically and in terms of features. The only possible issue I see is that the CPU socket seems to be close to the edge of the board. This might make it difficult to install large aftermarket coolers, i.e. Ninja.

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Post by prodeous » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:20 pm

I my self, can't wait to get the AM2+ DFI board to replace my current system. Small and powerful.

That will allow me to have more space in my case for other nodes. I just hope its going to be available in Europe anytime soon (and not extremely expensive)

And now to find mDTX boards in Europe ;)
Prime1 = Phenom II x4 810 (120 U Ext) : 2x2gb KingMax : AM2 760G Asus) : ATI 4670 : Gigabyte I-RAM 4GB : WD 1TB
Node1 = Phenom x4 9150e (stock) : 2gb KingMax : ASUS M2A-MX : to net boot from P-Node
Soon Node2 and Node3 similar to Node1

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