Sapphire PC-AM2RD580 PURE CrossFire 3200 Motherboard

Sapphire Updated: 2009-01-06 RSS
Sapphire PC-AM2RD580 PURE CrossFire 3200 Motherboard

Expanding upon the success of its CrossFire mainboards Sapphire now introduces support for the latest generation of AMD processors with the PURE CrossFire PC-AM2RD580. Constructed with only the highest quality components and stability tested for durability, the Sapphire CrossFire PC-AM2RD580 is well equipped to match the demands of the enthusiast looking for more from their PC. The PURE CrossFire PC-AM2RD580 mainboard boasts: DUAL PCI-Express x16 slot for Dual GPU powered blistering framerates in today's special effect intensive games, support for the impressive AMD Athlon 64, Athlon FX and Athlon X2® (Socket AM2) processors; support for up to 4GB of Dual Channel DDR2 system memory (800, 677 or 533MHz) and 1000MHz HTT bus ensuring high speed data transfer. Ample expansion slots meet all of your multimedia needs; onboard Gigabit LAN/Firewire/USB 2.0 affords the luxury of connectivity without limitations, and for peak hard drive performance the Sapphire PC-AM2RD580 boasts ATA133 and SATA-II RAID 0/1 (8) support.

Fastest AMD CrossFire(TM) Xpress 3200 Chipset
10 USB 2.0 Ports
Dual GPU Support for Enhanced Gameplay
1000MHz HTT Bus
Onboard SATA-II RAID 0/1
Support for up to 4GB of DDR-400
HD Dolby Digital 8-channel Audio

* The worlds first single chip 2x16 PCI-E chipset
* Enhanced support for over-clocking, and PCI Express performance
* Fastest multi-GPU interconnect

CPU Interface
* Support for all AMD CPUs: Athlon 64, Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core, and Sempron processors
* Support for 64-bit extended operating systems
* Highly overclockable and robust HyperTransport interface

PCI Express Interface
* 2 x16 PCI Express lanes to support simultaneous operation of graphics cards
* Dedicated high speed A-link NB-SB interface
* Additional 4 PCI-E General Purpose Lanes for peripheral support
* Compliant with the PCI Express 1.0a Specifications

Power Management Features
* Fully supports ACPI states S1, S3, S4, and S5
* Support for AMD Cool Quiet technology for crisp and quiet operation

Optimized Software Support
* Unified driver support on all ATI Radeon PCI Express discrete graphics products
* Support for Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Linux

Universal Connectivity
* 8 USB 2.0 interfaces
* PCI v2.3 (up to 7 slots)
* Provides LPC (Low Pin Count) and SM (System Management) bus management and arbitrations
* Serial ATA controller with hot plug and RAID 0,1 to enhance performance and data security
* Support for up to 4 parallel ATA 133 peripherals
* Supports PC Legacy compatible functions, RTC (Real Time Clock), interface and power management support for all AMD 64-bit processors
* Support for High-Definition Audio
* TPM 1.1 and 1.2 support