Sapphire is 1 of ATIís nearer graphics processing unit partners and they keep few of ATIís biggest market share. While they have been successful in the graphics processing unit market, they have not appear the similar achiever with their undertakes to branch out into other places, namely CPU boards. Sapphire has improved boards using all from ATIís RD480 to the more current 790X.
Now we are going to assume a close appearance at the new 790GX-founded CPU board from Sapphire, the perfect 790GX. Characteristics incorporated Radeon HD3300 graphics, Hybrid Crossfire tech as good as the new southbridge from AMD, the SB750, the 790GX boasts an effective set of characteristic.
The PURE 790GX is an AM2+ founded board that too furnishes help for Phenom II AMIII central processing units. Surrounding the central processing unit socket is a fairly sized passive cooler for the chipset, which furnishes ample room for bigger heatsinks.
The 790GX can advice up to 4 DIMMS in bifold approach in both 800 and 1066Mhz velocities, with a best adeptness of 16 Gigabyte. For Crossfire, Sapphire added 2 PCIe 2.0 x16 ports (x8+x8) or users can accredit alone agenda x16 operation with the advance a little about-face card. The about-face agenda is artlessly set up into the accessory PCIe x16 aperture which changes complete bandwidth on the primary cartoon port.
Rounding out the inner expansion port are II PCIe x1 ports and II PCI slots. The board incorporated 6 SATAII plugs with help for many basic forms of RAID, 0,1,5, and 0+1. There is also a single PATA connector situated only south of the ATX power plug, following to the floppy link.
Only above the SATA links sits available power and reset buttons, when a CMOS reset key sits towards the down of the board through the Universal Serial Bus headers. These keys permit the board to booted, reset, and the CMOS cleared less requirements for a case or jumpers. From an overclocking perspective, this is a well touch in the functrion you push the system a small far and cannot acquire return into BIOS to reset alters. Another great addition is an LED debug readout that gives you a code in the event the system is changes to boot.