windwithme’s Core i7 review Part 9-DFI LANParty JR X58-T3H6 Extreme power with mATX

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  1. windwithme

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    From early 2008, there were a new member joined LANParty family, it was “JR series”.
    The significant difference between JR & DK is form factor; the smaller board brings OC performance as well as other ATX products.

    The first two models were based on P45 & 790GX chipset.
    In early 2009, DFI LANParty launched the JR X58, which based on Intel LGA 1366 platform.
    Rely on Core i7’s performance and LANParty technology, microATX won’t mean “low performance” anymore.

    Let’s see the package of LANParty JR X58-T3H6, it adopt the same style with JR P45/ JR 790GX.
    You can only see difference in product name.
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    Accessories: User manual, Driver & utility DVD, ABS manual, cables, I/O shield, bridge for SLI & CrossFireX.
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    DFI LANParty JR X58-T3H6
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    Bottom left
    2 PCIe x16
    1 PCIe x4
    1 PCI
    GbE LAN: Marvell 88E8053
    Audio Codec: Realtek ALC 889 (7.1 channels HD audio ready)
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    Buttom right
    6 X SATAII(ICH10R,RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and RAID 5)
    On-board POWER/RESET buttons & Debug LED.
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    Upper right
    6 X DIMM DDR3,support 1066/1333/1600/1800(OC)
    DFI is conservative in marking specification. Actually, if you can find good DDR3 module, it’s easy to OC to 2000MHz.
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    Upper left
    6-phase digital PWM; each phase PWM provides 30W~40W, it’s quite enough to any Core i7 CPU
    (according to Intel official information, the TDP of Core i7 965 is 130W).
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    Rear I/O
    6 X USB 2.0
    1 X Optical S/PDIF-out port
    1 X Coaxial RCA S/PDIF-out port
    1 X RJ45 LAN port
    Red jumper for clearing CMOS
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    About north bridge: 2-phase PWM for VTT
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    The “easy to remove” NB cooler, user can change the cooler without damaging chip as they want.
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    Tri-Channel DDR3 architecture
    Core i7 is embedded with memory controller; it brings 2 or 3 times higher memory performance.
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    Boot Screen
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    Main page for OC setting.
    You can enable turbo mode with “non-Extreme version” CPU.
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    CPU Feature
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    DRAM Timing: adjust the top three options for better DRAM performance
    (The result depends on DRAM quality).
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    Voltage Setting
    CPU VID Control 1.0000~2.0000V
    Power Saving (DFI LANParty use different name for it. The function helps to prevent “voltage drop” situation).
    DRAM Bus Voltage 1.455~2.400V
    CPU VTT Special Add +0.0125~0.1875V
    CPU VTT Voltage 1.21~1.61V
    Please turn off “O.C. Shut Down Free” when overclocking.
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    PC Health Status
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    JR X58 has as many BIOS option as DK X58.
    The 200/2000MHz setting is based on the equipment below, if you have the same components, you can try the setting to save time.


    Testing platform
    CPU: Intel Core i7 950
    MB: DFI LANParty JR X58-T3H6
    DRAM: CORSAIR Dominator GT TR3X3G2000C7GTF
    VGA: GIGABYTE GTX260 OC SLI
    HD: Intel X25-M 80GB SSD
    POWER: Corsair HX1000W Modular Power Supply
    Cooler: DFI LANParty Cooler/Lubic
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    About DRAM
    CORSAIR Dominator GT TR3X3G2000C7GTF (DDR3 2000 CL7 8-7-20 1.65V) is the best DDR3 DRAM module in retail market.
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    DDR3 2000 CL7 7-7-20 1T,1.63V(BIOS 1.65V)
    SP2004 3 X Blend mode,stable in 5.82GB with full loaded.
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    DDR3 2000 CL7 7-7-20 1T
    Sandra Memory Bandwidth-34511MB/s
    EVEREST Memory Read-21900MB/s
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    DDR3 2130 CL7 8-7-20 1T,1.76V(BIOS 1.785V)
    SP2004 3 X Blend模式,5.81GB滿載穩定
    SP2004 3 X Blend mode,stable in 5.82GB with full loaded.
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    DDR3 2130 CL7 8-7-20 1T
    Sandra Memory Bandwidth-35638MB/s
    EVEREST Memory Read-21461MB/s
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    DDR3 2170 CL7 8-7-20 1T
    Sandra Memory Bandwidth-36272MB/s
    EVEREST Memory Read-22631MB/s
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    Dominator GT performs very well, it can be OC to 2000MHz with CL7 7-7-20.
    To cooperate with LANParty JR X58, it can be overclocked up to 2130MHZ and work stably (CL7 8-7-20).
    For the highest result, I OC it to 2170MHz. JR X58 is so amazing in DRAM overclocking, is brings the same performance with LANParty DK X58.

    CPU
    Intel Core i7 950
    OC 200 X 21 => 4200Mhz
    DDR3 2000 CL7 7-7-20 1T

    CrystalMark 2004R3
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    CINEBENCH R10
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    PCMark Vantage 14172
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    Hyper 8 X PI 32M 13m 04.635s
    CPUMARK 99 659
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    196 X 23=>4510Mhz
    Hyper 4 X PI 8M 1m 46.845s
    CPUMARK 99 707
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    The OC potential of Core i7 is better than Core 2.
    I overclocked it to 4150MHz on JR X58 with air cooling only. PI 8M? Pass!
    CPUMARK? More than 700 score! DFI LANParty shows us a principle, “microATX can perform as well as ATX motherboard”.


    About 3D (Based on Gigabyte GTX 260 OC SLI)
    You can find GTX 260 performance in Core i7 platform
    (In my another X58 review, 4870X2, 4870, 4850, 4650, 9600GT have been tested)

    3DMARK2006 25816
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    3DMARK VANTAGE 19404
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    Crysis Benchmark
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    THE LAST REMNANT
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    StreetFighter IV Benchmark
    1680 X 1050 21738
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    1920 X 1200 18638
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    microATX motherboard with SLI technology ready is very hard to find in retail.
    With GTX 260 SLI & LANParty JR X58, it’s easy to conquer most games you can find.

    Conclusion of DFI LANParty JR X58-T3H6
    Positive
    1. The first microATX board in LGA 1366 architecture.
    2. The best quality and quantity in material such as capacitor & resistor.
    3. All made in Japan capacitors/ Debug LED/ on-board POWER/ RESET buttons.
    4. Supports both SLI & CrossFireX
    5. Embedded with many OC BIOS setting/ wide range of voltage setting, performs as well as other hi-end X58 from competitors.

    Negative
    1. No 1394 & eSATA in rear I/O
    2. Hard to find in Taiwan retail market

    Performance ★★★★★★★★★★
    Materials ★★★★★★★★☆☆
    Appearance ★★★★★★★★☆☆
    Cost/ Performance ★★★★★★★★☆☆

    DFI LANParty bust the myth about “small motherboard cannot overclock and always perform worst than ATX one”.
    In the small but powerful product, DFI adopt the best material & BIOS options, no wonder it shows the astonishing performance.
    To compare with other ATX products, LANParty JR X58 can also beat most of them.

    X58 chipset is focusing on hi-end market at this moment, the SRP of JR X58 is around USD 228.
    If you want to build a small gaming machine, JR X58 is the best choice.

    JR X58 has been launched in Jan. 2009.
    Powerful microATX began to be a trend, ASUS, MSI also launched microATX product after April, users can have more choice in this segment now.
    Of course, after competition, you can buy power microATX with lower price.
     
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    excellent review windwithme :)
    informative and precise as usual :thumbup:
     
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    u you are my number one source of reviews. always detailed and good info. :thumbup:
    hmm - looks like i may need to build another system for lan parties
     
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    He does thus for Extrems systems too.

    Funny avater. I like it with tecsta eyes.:lol:

    In performance in oc, i thought this too with the DK..

    On DFI.com forums there aint many with the DK/JR

    But the LP has a solid high pinpoint settings in ists oc box.

    Do people reckon DFI have the best bios screen themo? With a good GPU><

    @ that voltage that astonishing for 4.2gig

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    Aint faden..
     
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    great review mate, lovely reading :)

    your pictures are always full of porno goodness as well :)

    I love the sticker on the box "intel power off issue fixed!" classic stuff
     

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