Sapphire PE-AM2RS485M PURE Element RS485 Motherboard

Sapphire Updated: 2009-01-06 RSS
Sapphire PE-AM2RS485M PURE Element RS485 Motherboard

The mainboard is the key to a reliable PC environment and with the Sapphire PURE ELEMENT family of mainboards now expanded to the AMD AM2 series processors, you are on firm ground! Incorporating ATI's Xpress 1150 chipset and Sapphire's commitment to industry proven quality components the PE-AM2RS485M delivers features such as DirectX9 onboard X300 graphics with VGA and TV out, PCI Express x16, PCI Express x1, 2x PCI, 10/100 Mb/s LAN, SATA with RAID 0/1 support (4) and 10x USB 2.0 high-speed data ports. With the Sapphire ELEMENT performance and stability are Elemental!

Chipset: ATI® RADEON XPRESS 1150 ATI RS485+SB600
Full featured (SATA-Raid, 8-channel Audio)
Onboard VGA: X300 DX9.0, +TV out, Avivo
Platform: AM2 socket (2.0GTs H.T.) Athlon 64, Athlon FX, Athlon X2 (Socket AM2)
VISTA Premium Hardware ready
Onboard LAN 10/100MBit
PE-AM2RS485M - PURE Element RS485

CPU Interface
* AMD Sempron™, AMD Athlon™ 64 and AMD Athlon™ 64 FX processors
* 800MHz and 1GHz HyperTransport interface speeds
* Dynamic link width and frequency change
* Supports Advanced Power Management with a LDTSTP Interface, CPU Throttling, and Stutter Mode capability.

Memory Interface
* UMA mode operation requires no external memory
* HyperMemory™ technology offers optional dedicated Local Frame Buffer configuration for a 32-bit or 64-bit interface and up to 128MB of memory
* GDDR and DDR Support
* Support for 2Mx32 (with 64-bit interface), 4Mx32, 8Mx32 and 16Mx16 memory devices
* Asynchronous HyperTransport and memory controller interface speeds
* Supports GDDR SDRAM self refresh mechanism
* Supports dynamic CKE for power conservation (for GDDR SDRAM only)

PCI Express Interface
* Compliant with the PCI Express 1.0a Specifications
* 1x16 graphics interface which can be divided into two smaller links for use by other devices
* Up to (4) x1 PCI Express general purpose links

3D Graphics
* Integrated Radeon®X300 based
* Full DirectX 9.0 Support (Vertex Shader v2.0 and Pixel Shader v2.0)
o Full precision floating point pixel pipeline
o Up to 4 Multiple-Render-Targets (MRTs)
o Support for up to 12-bit per pixel formats
* Supports Microsoft'™s next generation GDI+ user interface
* Supports resolution up to 2536x2536@32bpp
* Anti-Aliasing using multi-sampling algorithm with support for 2,4, and 6 samples
* Hidden surface removal using 16, 24, or 32-bit Z-Buffering

2D Graphics
* Highly optimized 128-bit engine capable of processing multiple pixels per clock
* Game acceleration including support for Microsoft'™s DirectDraw, Double Buffering, Virtual Sprites, Transparent Blit, and Masked Blit.
* Supports a maximum resolution of 2048x1536@32bpp
* Support for new GDI extensions in Windows®2000 and Windows®XP:Alpha BLT, Transparent BLT, Gradient Fill

Multiple Display Features
* SURROUNDVIEW™ support for up to three monitors with an ATI discrete graphics card
* Dual independent displays: CRT/LCD, TV/LCD
* Support for DDCI and DDC2B+ for plug and play monitors
* Support for flat panel displays via DVI
* 8-bit alpha blending of graphics and video overlay

TV Out
* Integrated TV encoder with an on-chip DAC (simultaneous output for TV and CRT is not supported)
* Support for Macrovision 7.1 copy protection standard
* 1024x768 32bpp support
* CGMS-A DVD copy management support in VBI

External Display Support
* Supports external displays (e.g. flat panel, CRT, or TV) via a DVO port
* Supports DVI, DFP, and VESA P&D digital interfaces
* Support for fixed resolution displays from VGA (640x480) to wide UXGA (1600x1200)

Power Management Features
* Fully supports ACPI states S1, S3, S4, and S5
* Support for AMD Cool™ Quiet™ technology to conserve power

Optimized Software Support
* ATI Catalyst driver update support
* Microsoft®DirectX®9.0 and OpenGL®drivers
* Unified driver support or all ATI Radeon®PCI Express discrete and integrated 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 supports the advanced high speed serial ATA connection; with hot plug and RAID 0,1 function to enhance performance and data security.
* Supports PC Legacy compatible functions, RTC (Real Time Clock), interface and power management support for all AMD 64-bit processors.
* Audio controller supports theater class AC-97 compliance up to 7.1/5.1 channel output and MC-97 for the MODEM.
* TPM 1.1 and 1.2 support