The DFI 865PE Infinity is one of the most stable boards we have ever reviewed. We have never encountered any problem even when the board is stressed and overclocked.
Performance wise, it is head to head with other i865 chipset motherboard that we have reviewed. What makes this board stands out will be some of the unique features.
Overclockers will love CMOS reloaded, this is because typically a overclocker need to clear the CMOS settings if their system failed to boot due to overclockings. But with CMOS reloaded, saved BIOS settings can be loaded quickly. Furthermore, these saved settings will not be erased even with the CMOS battery removed. Overclockers will never need to re-enter dozens of BIOS parameters whenever he clears the CMOS settings. Even for non-overclockers, they will find CMOS reloaded useful because it allows up to four different BIOS settings to be switched quickly.
The DFI 865PE Infinity is well designed with rounded corners and clear labeling on the bright red PCB. My only complain will be the two USB connectors which are located too near to the PCI slots. The jumper to clear CMOS is placed too close to one of the serial ATA ports and make access difficult for those who have big fingers. Nevertheless, DFI 865PE Infinity is a no frills product that is packed with lots of useful features with no fancy stuff.
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