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LANPARTY UT NF680i LT SLI-T2R Vista ready???

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Does any one know if the LANPARTY UT NF680i LT SLI-T2R is going to be vista ready? Does any one also know if its going to have Vista Drivers????

 

I know that there are no divers there at the moment as it has only just come out, but if anyone has any inside information they would'nt mind slipping out then please do so. I would like to know.

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Since it hasn't been released yet any info at all would be pure speculation. I'm hoping to have a retail sample within the next two weeks. If this happens I can check what drivers are on the cd then.

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Nvidia released Vista drivers for the 680i awhile back, download them from there, then go to realtek, grab the sound drivers and burn them to a CD so you will be ready.

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To CPDMF = You cant just do that for vista drivers. It is not like XP and I am not going to argue about it.

 

To Praz = So, if the motherboard is on there web site, then this does not mean it has been released yet. Is that correct?

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The board is on the DFI website but it has not been released yet. I have heard an approximate release date but it's nothing set in stone. I do know the entire team is on this hard to get it out to the public.

 

CPDMF is dead-on about downloading the drivers from nVidia and Realtek. However, the way your question was phrased I assumed you were concerned about official Vista support from DFI. If this is the case, DFI is only going to offer support using the software included with the board or available from their website. This is no different then any other board manufacturer.

 

Regardless how the drivers are obtained, I doubt if there will be any issues between the board and Vista other then the problems inherent to Vista itself.

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To CPDMF = You cant just do that for vista drivers. It is not like XP and I am not going to argue about it.

 

That was actually pretty funny. I would imagine that when you looked at my sig you probably didn't realize I run a 680i board. I might even have Vista loaded up on a RAID0 array on said 680i board. Guess where I got the drivers...

 

I've already done what you are saying can't be done, so rather than flame or pretend to know more than everyone else, just ask your questions, wait for replies and use the information you are given. Might want to take a look at the big Vista thread here as well. Tons of useful information in there.

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I am not even going to reply to your post. I was in the middle of wring a very long reply as to why I said that, but after 20 min of typing, i kicked it in as you would most likely just come back with some random stuff.

 

If I was not informed by the engineers who told me this, I would of gone along with what you said as I used to do it this way anyways even with XP. Not every Realtek chip out there is actually supported by the default Realtek vista driver that they have on there site. Even though it would seem to work on some machines, it does not. It was even proved to me by engineers as i thort it were all ball crap at 1st which you will also think (I have nothing against you for this). One of the way to prove there point was this. (easyest to explain)

 

First they downloaded the default HD drivers from Realtek's website (they did this on 4 machines, 2 AC'97 and 2 HD Audio, all 4 were Realtek chips.). Installed the machines with vista and ran our intensive audio testing. Everything failed. We didnt even get any sound out of the machines speakers (yes they do work). Now, we then downloaded the Realtek drivers from Intel’s website for these motherboards. It was the same version and everything. Installed a fresh copy of vista onto the machines again to make there point more solid, and then installed the drivers from the intels site for the same machine's and wala audio was loud and clear. Now you tell me this, why did the drivers from the Realteks site not work even though it was the same "version etc..." as the one on Intel’s site? But why did the Intel's Realtek driver work? Ill let you figure out the answer. Its not that hard to see after you have spent 1 week in the test lab figuring out why. lol Have fun.

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Anyways, back to the motherboard. What is the difference between the 680 LT and the 680i chipset???? I was reading up on a few forums that the LT was a budget version of the 680i?? Is this true? I cant comment on this as I don’t actually know myself.

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Anyways, back to the motherboard. What is the difference between the 680 LT and the 680i chipset???? I was reading up on a few forums that the LT was a budget version of the 680i?? Is this true? I cant comment on this as I don’t actually know myself.

 

The only physical difference between the 2 chipsets is that the LT version doesn't support Linkboost (which seems to have been removed from the non-LT in the latest BIOS updates).

 

For marketing purposes nVidia has stripped out a number of features from the reference design to have a distinctive difference between the chipsets.

DFI has designed this MB from the ground up and enabled all the features the 680i LT has to offer.

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ok, So correct me if i am wrong here, the 680 LT does not have link boost what ever that is (if some one can please explain what this is) and the 680i did have linkboost but in the latest bios release it has kinda disabled it?

 

Also with the LT chip DFI basicly hacked it so that its got all the bells and wistalls working again correct???

 

Please feel free to explain this bit more to me as i have no knolege of 680i chipset lol.

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ok, So correct me if i am wrong here, the 680 LT does not have link boost what ever that is (if some one can please explain what this is) and the 680i did have linkboost but in the latest bios release it has kinda disabled it?

 

Also with the LT chip DFI basicly hacked it so that its got all the bells and wistalls working again correct???

 

Please feel free to explain this bit more to me as i have no knolege of 680i chipset lol.

 

See nVidia's spec sheet on the 680i chipsets. As you can see, their features are nearly identical. nVidia has removed some of the LT's capabilities in their reference design, while DFI opted to utilize the chipset's full potential.

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ok, so this chipset is not as good as the 680i for over clocking but good, but DFI should over come this issues right? Also what is this link boost :S and you cant run 1200MHz SLI-Ready memory?(what ever....) (I think that there is something you can do which will alow you to lol, but untill someone playes about with it we wont know)

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