CeBIT exclusive: DFI Infinity 965 board - overclocking party
- BIOS inspection, part 2 Author: Grga Curkovic Date: 23 Mar 2007
What you can?t see on the pictures is the granulation of the voltage regulation. CPU Voltage Setting actually adjusts how much mV will be added to the default CPU voltage and can be adjusted in steps of 12.5mV on range of 0 to 787.5mV. DRAM Voltage Setting can be adjusted from 1.800V to 3.375V in 0.025V steps. VTT Voltage Setting ranges from 1.20V to 1.55V in 0.05V steps. NB 1.25V Setting ranges from 1.25V to 2.00V in 0.05V steps. SP 1.5V Setting can be adjusted from 1.50V to 1.65V in 0.05V steps, and SB 1.05V Setting ranges from 1.05V to 1.20V in 0.05V steps. The board offers only three mem:fsb ratios, and those are adjusted through DRAM speed as 533MHz (1:1), 667MHz(5:4) and 800MHz (3:2). This may not seem a lot in comparison the nForce 6 series boards, but actually do the job quite well. The bios is not as rich in options as some LanParty bioses, but is still rich with options and offers good functionality. One of the options that brought a smile on our faces is the GTL+ Driving Strength. It has 3 options, Auto, Mode1 and Mode2. We don?t know exactly what it does, but our guess is that it changes the GTL ref value since switching from Auto to Mode1 and consequently to Mode2 opened up a significant overclock space. Since we got the board in a antistatic bag without a bundle or user?s manual, we can?t be sure of what the options does. One thing that we do miss is the capability to save presets that can then be reloaded after CMOS clears. However, after few unsuccessful overclocks we could setup the bios in a matter of seconds.