DFI preps new Blood Iron P45 motherboard
DFI is working on a new P45 board that is touted to be pretty overclockable and best of all, very affordable too as VR-zone reports. DFI called it Blood Iron (BI) P45-T2RS Elite which is an update to the current P45-T2RS board with a revised PCB layout and a different LAN chip. It comes with one PCIe x16 slot and 3 PCIe x1 slots instead of 2 PCIe x16 slots and 2 PCIe x1 slots to reduce cost so you can't run Crossfire on this board now. It is said to be achieved FSB above 600MHz easily and mass production will start next week.
Other specs include Core 2 Quad and Duo processors support, 800/1066/1333MHz FSB support, 4 x DDRII DIMM up to max 8GB, DDR2 667/800/1066 DIMMs, 1 IDE, 6 SATAII 3Gbs ports, 12 USB2.0 ports, Realtek ALC885 for 8CH HD audio, 1 GbE LAN by JMC250, EZ-On and EZ-Touch switches for power switch and reset switch, and a Software Debug LED. The BIOS supports voltage tweakings on Vdimm, Vnb, Vcore, Vsb, VHT, 1MHz FSB tuning, adjustable CPU Multiplier. Also according to DFI, the issue of automatic shutdown while overclocking is now fixed so when you tried to change the CPU FSB or memory ratio, the system will not power off by itself.