|11-10-2005, 01:35 AM||#1|
[news] Sapphire PURE Innovation AMD Athlon64 s939 motherboard [Press Release]
From Sapphiretech.com :
Product page: http://www.sapphiretech.com/en/produ...g.php?gpid=117
SAPPHIRE ON TARGET WITH GAMING MAINBOARDS
PURE Innovation delivers top performance!
Delivering on its promise to introduce an exciting new series of motherboards, Sapphire Technology has just announced Pure Innovation - a high end product developed for gamers and PC enthusiasts who want to get the maximum enjoyment from their AMD Sempron, Athlon64TM,FX and even X2 systems using the latest hardware and performance tuning options.
Exclusive to Sapphire, the PURE Innovation motherboard looks stunning with its unique design in white and its Extreme Overclocking features make it the fastest board in its class. Based on the latest ATI Express-200 chipsets and the latest Southbridge SB 450 it combines support for the powerful and highly acclaimed AMD Sempron, Athlon64TM, FX and X2 processors with the most complete set of performance tuning features available today. Main memory can be up to 4GB of Dual Channel DDR400, whilst one PCI-Express x 16, two PCI-Express x1 plus two additional PCI slots meet any need for expansion, and a full range of onboard communications options include Gigabit LAN and Firewire as well as eight USB 2.0 ports and on-board High definition Azalia 7.1 6-channel sound. Peak hard drive performance is assured with IDE, SATA-I and SATA-II support.
Developed for the performance enthusiast, the specifications for Sapphire PURE mainboards have been chosen to give the user maximum flexibility in performance optimisation. Built using high quality components to provide stability, as well as providing support for high end hardware options and offering the capability for BIOS performance tuning, PURE Innovation reaches new heights in desirability for the PC platform.
Captured within the circuitry of the Sapphire PURE Innovation mainboard is the collective feedback of generations of hardcore gamers. Innovative suggestions have been combined with the expertise of Sapphire engineers to deliver an exciting new series of easily configured, high performance mainboards available now!
PURE Innovation Specifications:
Eight USB 2.0 ports (four port via two optional cables)
Support USB2.0 feature on Windows 2000 SP4 and Windows XP SP1 or later version
- Connect PCI Express 1-lane (Marvell)
- Supports 10/100/1000 Mbt/s operation
- Support Wake-On-Lan function for remote wake up
PCI Express Graphics Interface
One 16-lane (x16) PCI Express port intended for Graphics attach, Fully compliant to PCI Express Base Specification revision 1.0a
Base PCI Express frequency of 4 GB/s.
PCI Express supports and Enhances Addressing Mechanism
PCI Express I/O Ports
- two full PCI Express 1.0a compliant
- Supports 2.5GB/s bandwidth in each direction per x1 lane
Supports SMM, APM and ACPI
Break switch for instant suspend/resume on system operations
Energy star “Green PC” compliant
Hardware monitoring circuit is supported, provide voltage, fan speed, monitoring
Supports suspend-to-RAM (STR)
HD audio port
8 channel HD audio output (Realtek ALC880)
- Front Panel Audio header ready
Integrated 400Mbit/s 2 port PHY
Two IEEE1394 ports (one port via optional cable)
Serial ATA-I controller
Data transfer rates of 150MB/s
Four SATA-I ports support IDE or Raid 0/1 mode
Serial ATA-II controller
Data transfer rates of 300MB/s
Two SATA-II ports support IDE or Raid 0/1 mode
- Two PCI bus master slots ver 2.2 compliant
About Sapphire Technology Ltd
Sapphire Technology Ltd designs, manufactures and distributes the most complete range of ATI based video graphics accelerators worldwide. Additionally Sapphire produces mainboards based on ATI’s newest IGP chipset technology. Sapphire is based in Hong Kong with two ISO9001 and ISO14001 manufacturing facilities in Dongguan, China. The factories have a total capacity of 1.8 million graphic boards per month. Sapphire currently employs over 3000 employees worldwide with local representation in North America, Europe, South Africa and Asia.
For further information please visit www.sapphiretech.com
UK & Northern Europe: Bill Donnelly, Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
North & South America: Stephen Kapusta, Email Stephenfirstname.lastname@example.org
Germany, Austria, Switzerland: Dan Forster, Email Press@sapphiretech.de
Eastern Europe region except Poland and Russia: Martin Zavrel, Email: email@example.com
Russia, Ukraine: Konstantin Martynenko, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Poland & Baltics: Robert Wislowski, Email: email@example.com
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|11-10-2005, 02:06 AM||#4|
ATI boards clock for clock give higher memory bandwidth and around 5mhz higher mem clocks than DFI from what i read and seen in reviews so it's pretty good I reckon especially with nice 4.0v vdimm max too
|11-10-2005, 02:12 PM||#6|
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Location: Brisbane, QLD
By eva2000Pity that the mem bandwidth is the only thing going for it.. The SB 450 is an absolutely atrocious chipset.
|11-10-2005, 04:58 PM||#8|
Join Date: Jul 24 2004
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Absolutely terrible USB and SATA perfomance, no on-chip network (the network is provided by a marvell chip on the motherboard) and a few other things I can't think of right now. Basically anything that runs off the PCI bus is going to be slwower than the spec they say it is following is supposed to be.
Unless that is all driver related, but somehow I have my doubts.
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