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DFI BI 785G-M35 (AMD 785G)
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DFI BI 785G-M35 (AMD 785G)


Overall rating 8/10

The micro-ATX form factor appears to be the choice for motherboards using the AMD 785G chipset, including this latest version from DFI. With some enthusiast-friendly features, including its Auto Boost System, can the DFI LANParty BI 785G-M35 stand out from the rest?



Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type Processor Support: AMD Phenom II processor (AM3 package), Chipset: AMD 785G + SB710
Memory
  • Supports 4 DIMM DDR3 SDRAM, Supports up to 16GB memory size (max 4GB per DIMM), 1600 (O.C)/1333/1066/800MHz dual channel DDR3 memory architecture
Storage SB710: 6 x SATA 3.0Gbps ports, Supports AHCI controller with SATA RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10 configurations, 1 x IDE connector supporting up to two ATA-133 IDE devices
Audio Realtek ALC885, 8-channel HD Audio CODEC, Optical and coaxial S/PDIF outputs
Networking JMicron JMC250 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet controller
FireWire (IEEE 1394) Nil
Rear I/O
  • * 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
  • * 1 x PS/2 mouse port
  • * 1 x optical S/PDIF output
  • * 1 x coaxial S/PDIF output
  • * 1 x HDMI output
  • * 1 x DVI-D output
  • * 1 x VGA analog output
  • * 4 x USB 2.0 ports
  • * 1 x RJ45 LAN port
  • * 6 x Audio jacks
Internal Connectors
  • * 1 x Ultra ATA IDE connector
  • * 1 x floppy port connector
  • * 6 x SATA connectors
  • * 4 x USB 2.0 headers (Up to 8 USB 2.0 ports)
  • * 1 x COM port connector
  • * 1 x S/PDIF connector
  • * 1 x SPI BIOS flash connector
  • * 1 x 24-pin ATX power connector
  • * 1 x 6-pin 12V power connector
  • * 6 x fan connectors
Expansion Slots
  • * 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots
  • * 1 x PCIe x1 slots
  • * 2 x PCI slots
Other Features
  • * Auto Boost System (ABS II)
  • * CMOS Reloaded