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Reviewed by: Carl Nelson [12.21.04]
Manufactured by: DFI

Lowest Price Finder: $168.50

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Let us just say that the 875P-T is going to be the standard by which we compare ALL 875P boards to. Unfortunately, the 875P is nearing the end of its lifespan, whether we like it or not. Intel is going to discontinue the Socket 478 platform completely (they aren't even keeping it around for the Celeron), so new CPU's are going to be hard to come by.

And THAT is why this board is such a killer overclocker! We all know the issues with overclocking on the 925 and 915 bus; due to the unlockable PCI-E bus, FSB rates higher than 20% over normal are few and far between. Some boards have solutions, but we have yet to see a board clock higher than the Lanparty 875P-T.

Using a P4 Extreme 3.4 with an unlocked multiplier, we were able to push the FSB to 289 using OCZ PC4400 DDR memory (DDR voltage at 3.2V). Although CPU clock speed was reduced to attain as high a FSB as possible, this proves that there is amazing headroom when overclocking a P4 processor.

No matter what Intel tells you, don't believe it. The fastest chipset for today's Pentium 4 processors is the 875P, and the Lanparty 875-T proves it.

It might be lacking some of the features that makes the 925x attractive (such as NCQ, 4 SATA ports, Hi-Definition audio, and PCI-E), when it comes to pure performance, the 875P kills it. DDR2 just isn't well suited for today's CPU's.

And the Lanparty in particular is a killer deal - it comes with a ton of goodies, and isn't that much more costly than other LGA775 boards (just $169 at for such a robust package is incredible).

What the 875-T lacks in refinement, it more than makes up for in pure performance. And all that is backed up by killer overclocking and tweak features, and results to back it all up. It may not have the best health monitoring features, or stellar board layout, but you likely won't find another LGA775 board that clocks this high.

And it's ROCK STABLE. What more could you ask for?

  • Awesome overclocker
  • Looks great
  • Robust package for a nice price
  • Fastest LGA775 board around
  • Above average board layout
  • Rock solid stability

  • Lacking advanced features of 9xx and ICH6R
  • Only a handful of USB and SATA headers
  • Poor system monitoring capabilities

Final Score: 96%