Sapphire PURE CrossFire PC-A9RD580 ADV Motherboard

Sapphire Updated: 2009-01-06 RSS
Sapphire PURE CrossFire PC-A9RD580 ADV Motherboard

Designed for the enthusiast, but engineered for the mainstream, the Sapphire PURE CrossFire Advantage PC-A9RD580Adv is derived from the fundamental belief that enhanced stability and gaming immersion are the cornerstones to a solid PC platform. Built upon the ATI CrossFire(TM) Xpress 3200 chipset, the Sapphire PC-A9RD580Adv affords the needed flexibility for today's diverse PC applications demands. The Pure CrossFire Advantage mainboard boasts: DUAL PCI-Express x16 slot for Dual VPU support that delivers an unmatched gaming experience, support for the impressive AMD Athlon 64 4800+, Athlon FX-60, Athlon 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 Gbit LAN and 10/100 LAN /USB 2.0 affords the luxury of connectivity without limitations, and for peak hard drive performance the Sapphire PC-A9RD580Adv boasts two ATA133 ports, SATA RAID 0/1 and SATA-II RAID 0/1 support.

ATI CrossFire(TM) Xpress 3200
AMD socket 939 - Athlon 64 4800+, Athlon FX-60, Athlon X2
Dual VPU Support for Enhanced Gameplay
1000MHz Front Side Bus
Support for up to 4GB of DDR-400
Onboard HD 8 Channel Sound
8 USB Ports
Onboard RAID

* 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‘n'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