Sapphire PURE CrossFire PC-A9RD480 Motherboard

Sapphire Updated: 2009-01-06 RSS
Sapphire PURE CrossFire PC-A9RD480 Motherboard

The Virtual Battlefields of Tomorrow Demand CrossFire!
Compiled within the circuitry of the Sapphire PURE CrossFire mainboard, lies the collective feedback of generations of hardcore gamers. Performance minded suggestions that all lead to a more framerate friendly mainboard. The Pure CrossFire mainboard boasts: DUAL PCI-Express x16 slot for Dual VPU support that delivers an unmatched gaming experience, support for the impressive AMD Athlon64/FX/X2® (939 Socket) processors, support for up to 4GB of Dual Channel 400MHz system memory, 1000MHz (AMD) system bus ensuring high speed data transfer, ample expansion slots to fit 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 and backwards compatibility both IDE and SATA-I, SATA-II RAID support.

Dual VPU Support (Supports the use of 2 ATI CrossFire Ready Graphics cards)
AMD® Athlon64/ FX/ X2® Socket 939 Processor Support
Full featured (SATA-Raid, SATA2-Raid, HD 8-channel Audio)
ATI® RADEON XPRESS 200 CrossFire ATI RD480 + SB450
Faster than nForce4

* The fastest single chip 2x8 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
* 800MHz and 1GHz HyperTransport interface speeds

PCI Express Interface
* 2 x8 PCI Express lanes to support simultaneous operation of graphics cards
* 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