Product Evolution

From a consumer electronics manufacturer to a world-leading industrial computer provider, DFI is reaching the 40-year mark today and witnesses the success in transformation.
Let's listen to the story of the once iconic product - LanParty - to have a closer look at the history.

DFI's 40th Anniversary: From Mouse to LANParty, to IPC

DFI was established in 1981. Before that, DFI had already developed and produced various products, including mouse, handheld scanners, add-on cards, and CD-ROMs. In the 1990s, DFI established strong system motherboard development capabilities. The server markets that DFI has been involved with include developing dual Pentium motherboards with onboard SCSI controllers in 1997 and the Intel 440BX chipset motherboards released in 1998. DFI's Intel 810 chipset motherboard is also a live demonstration sample at the Intel Asia Pacific product launch event.

  • The introduction of LANParty

    Since the advent of the DFI's LANParty series in 2002, DFI's reputation came from the combination of Nvidia nForce 2/nForce 3/nForce 4 chipset and AMD processors. Many overclockers in that period had a strong relation to this. DFI's highest-end PC motherboard, the LANParty UT series, originated from the LAN Party Culture in the U.S. and Europe. This culture also has a large number of PC modification fanatics in Europe and the U.S. The emergence of LANParty is the main driving force behind the inspiration to create innovative concepts and technology for many years.

    The powerful performance, excellent design, solid materials, and incredibly flexible BIOS settings of the LANParty series is an essential hardware foundation for gamers who want to increase hardware performance and overclock. Players worldwide often use killer weapons to participate in overclocking competitions and video game competitions. You can see the shadow of the LAN Party series behind almost any overclocking record and event in that era.

  • LANParty UT X58 T3eH8

    The UT X58-T3eH8 uses Intel X58 (Bloomfield processor, LGA1366 socket) chipset motherboard with multiple patented features and an exclusive full digital power management system. The UT X58-T3eH8 also uses modular heat dissipation. For the design, Genie BIOS provides a variety of overclocking options. EZ Clear provides a convenient CMOS recovery approach, which was the tip of the iceberg for many of DFI's advanced technologies. It is worth noting that the CMOS Reloaded has a superior ABS (Auto Boost System) function, which can assist players to automatically overclock and share their overclocking settings with other players by saving or loading settings or efficiently uses the settings of other players, to give full play to the community spirit of the LANParty imagery.

  • The best motherboard of Computex in 2009 as DFI's technical achievements in microcosm

    After two months of selection at the 2009 Computex, DFI's LANParty UT X58-T3eH8 won the "Motherboard and Add-on Card" Category and won the "Best Motherboard" award. The LANParty is the "overclocking motherboard brand" under DFI. The LANParty series has repeatedly set records in various overclocking programs and become the brand chosen by most overclockers worldwide. But the unparalleled overclocking capability is just one of the epitome of DFI's technical achievements in the forty-year history.

  • LANParty DK P55-T3eH9

    In 2010, DFI's LANParty DK P55-T3eH9 (Lynnfield processor, LGA1156 socket) for the mainstream market, as the spirit behind the name of its DK (Dark) series, is based on "dark power," the root of the villain in many games. The theme brings out rebellious and subversive design ideas. At a mid-range price (the P55 chipset is the lowest-end SKU in the same series of Intel PCH), it provides players with high performance and stability beyond imagination. Therefore, whether professional gamers or overclockers who seek economic benefits, the DK series is the best choice with a very high C/P value.

  • From Mouse to LANParty, to IPC

    In 2012, DFI stopped its consumer motherboard product line and focused on the industrial computer (IPC). However, the spiritual legacy of the LANParty remains. Starting from the vertical application of the Application Computing Platform (ACP) in 2001, DFI has continued to implement industrial computers' flexibility. DFI quickly and agilely works with customers' customization and provides services with a project attitude from the design stage to the complete life cycle. With its innovative design and premium quality management system, DFI's industrial-grade solutions enable customers to optimize their equipment and ensure high reliability, long-term life cycle, and 24/7 durability in a breadth of markets. Those markets include factory automation, medical, gaming, transportation, smart energy, mission-critical, and intelligent retail.

    DFI's past achievements in overclocking technology are milestones in innovation and quality in the past 40 years. This belief also forwards us to work tirelessly to develop more comprehensive applications and services after transforming into the IPC industry to create higher added value.

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