Page 21: DFI
This company reminds me very much of FIC. They focus on OEM channels, and they make a lot of other products. They used to be a leader and innovator in the motherboard seen, but now they just make them, and focus on their other product lines.
DFI much like FIC doesn't perform great, they sell a lot of OEM equipment where performance isn't worth much.
They make their boards very stable, and I've never seen a complaint from one person, or reviewer of the boards being unstable. It comes at the price of performance, but its well worth the no hassle computer.
DFI has never been much into overclocking. They will sometimes offer a very basic set of adjustments, but not always. The weird thing is that the boards tend to overclock a little above the rest, which I don't understand. It still must lose major points due to their complete lack of features on most of their boards.
DFI makes a lot of boards, due to the quantity they sell, they are pretty cheap for the quality you get. You don't pay for fancy boxes and any brand name, and their boards come with a very OEM feature set on them.
As a manufacturer of OEM products, you tend not to get the best features on them. There is sound, the occasional NIC, and RAID, sometimes video also. They don't carry much of a selection
DFI has a very stable history. Few RMAs, or other dead boards, no major issues or problems. They have a few, but so do all companies. Some of their boards don't seem to be as upgradable as others in its class.
DFI has a very nice support section on their website, including a beta section, which more companies should make clear, in my opinion. All drivers are easy to access as well. I could not find a e-mail, or phone number for personal service.
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They haven't made anything that has got me to notice them, other than just plain, cheap and stable boards. Its a very nice thing to do, but gets no fame.
Overall Rating: 5/10 They don't impress a lot of people, but they don't turn many away either. Someone who values a good solid system will be very happy with them.
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