Sapphire is really more recognize for its graphics cards from ATI as for cpu board with just such an ATI chipset, this puts the Sapphire Pure Innovation PI-A9RX480 especially shut down to a target group: the players and overclockers. In the development of the main claims to your board you have to also take into account extensive feedback from generations of players and makes the hardware accordingly, Sapphire now if in the future could include the big players in the motherboard business, will show the following pages, the RX480 chipset motherboard with at least at first sight attached a treat.
At the market hardly exists an ATI graphics chip that does not find his place on a Sapphire graphics card, also on the main board market it has already gained some experience, but the real breakthrough is not achieved with the Intel boards. Already at the CeBit 2005, the Sapphire Pure Innovation PI-A9RX480 be admired and even then, the ambition is clearly defined, we would like to take the purse of the players and overclockers.
A few weeks ago, announced a complete Sapphire Pure series, which consists of several boards and both Intel socket 775 and AMD Socket 939 will be available, details are so far only for the PI we tested A9RX480 available, but on the Sapphire website already the menu links for more of the Pure series motherboards are visible. Among them are names like Pure Crossfire, Crossfire II, Pure, Pure Element, Pure Element II, Pure Performance, Pure Performance II, and the link to our Main Board of the Pure Innovation series. For the Crossfire model is actually already fixed the name, as a PC it is probably from A9RD480 be available in stores in late September, it is for the model with Socket 939 for AMD Athlon 64 processors.
The Sapphire PI-A9RX480's the first marketable AMD Socket 939 motherboard with ATI RX480 chipset in our test, several months ago we had the opportunity but already the reference model from ATI test , which at that time in sections but far from good, what was likely to lead to the still rather early and immature stage of your board back to Main.
At first glance, Sapphire or ATI has fulfilled all the wishes that you may have on a motherboard, all necessary slots for expansion cards are available. Taking a closer look, one discovers even some details, which can miss many nForce4 boards, nearly all manufacturers use the current nForce4 boards on the ALC850 sound chip, which has already seen his best years .