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    SAPPHIRE PI-A9RX480 PURE 'Grüper' Motherboard!

    The name is long enough, eh?



    ph00r!



    More ph00r!



    A little less ph00r!

    What is the Gruper?

    It's a chipset based on ATI's RX480 northbridge and SB450 southbridge, that's what. It certainly looks the business and, ATI/SAPPHIRE reckons, is the S939 motherboard for the enthusiast. It's meant to overclock rather well, too, but I'm getting ahead of myself.

    We'll be comparing it against VIA and NVIDIA's finest.

    Has the time come for ATI and one of its friendliest partners to finally produce a motherboard that the enthusiast has been waiting for?

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    I have a pentium 4 and i want this. It looks so good it makes me crave for white chocolate.

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    Gruper? I thought it was Grouper?
    "Well, there was your Uncle Tiberius who died wrapped in cabbage leaves but we assumed that was a freak accident."

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    *fwap*

    Oh crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_w
    Gruper? I thought it was Grouper?
    It's technically called Grouper, but informally known at SAPPHIRE as Gruper (sic), so we've stuck with that in the pipelines' section.

    I keep thinking of Hans Gruber when I hear the board's name. Must watch Die Hard again.

    Look right down the bottom.

    http://www.sapphiretech.com/media/media.asp

    The version we have is slightly different from the one shown on SAPPHIRE's 'site.
    Last edited by Tarinder; 18-08-2005 at 04:17 PM.

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    okay, that board is PRETTY

    reminds me of my old albatron board

    shame about the linux-unfriendly mobo chipset :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex
    okay, that board is PRETTY

    reminds me of my old albatron board

    shame about the linux-unfriendly mobo chipset :/
    The Silver Shuriken jobby?

    Also looks like the SOYO DRAGON series.

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    Ja, ja, mein herr

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex
    shame about the linux-unfriendly mobo chipset :/
    Just out of interest - what is the level of Linux support on this motherboard and, for the sake of comparison, on nForce4s?
    "Well, there was your Uncle Tiberius who died wrapped in cabbage leaves but we assumed that was a freak accident."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarinder
    I keep thinking of Hans Gruber when I hear the board's name. Must watch Die Hard again.
    Whereas I keep thinking of Lieutenant Gruber from 'Allo Allo'...

    Last edited by schmunk; 18-08-2005 at 06:11 PM.

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    heh - surely Lieütenant Grüber ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_w
    Just out of interest - what is the level of Linux support on this motherboard and, for the sake of comparison, on nForce4s?
    prëtty cräp ön böth. nförcë4 häs ëthërnët änd söünd pröblëms, ätï chïpsëts rün thë systëm clöck ät ä cömplëtëly scrëwy spëëd ämöngst öthër ïssüës.

    vïä chïpsëts (lïkë my k8t890) ärë pröblëm-frëë

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex
    prëtty cräp ön böth. nförcë4 häs ëthërnët änd söünd pröblëms, ätï chïpsëts rün thë systëm clöck ät ä cömplëtëly scrëwy spëëd ämöngst öthër ïssüës.
    Wöndërfül. Why cän't thïngs ëvër bë ëäsy? Ah wëll, höpëfülly thïngs wïll ïmprövë ïn thë nëxt yëär... ïn the mëäntïme, thë nFörcë2 sëëms tö bë ökäy.

    Thäts sömëthïng yöü cän äsk nVïdïä änd ATï - why dön't yöü ïmprövë Lïnüx süppört!?!?
    "Well, there was your Uncle Tiberius who died wrapped in cabbage leaves but we assumed that was a freak accident."

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    I thïnk thë gënëräl äppröäch täkën by böth ATI änd nVïdïä ïs tö mäkë härdwärë för Wïndöws ëxclüsïvëly, thën lätër lët ä smäll tëäm öf ä cöüplë öf pëöplë sört öüt äny öf thë mäjör pröblëms (ör lët thë öpën-söürcë cömmünïty dö ït thëmsëlvës).

    Tö bë fäïr, thërë hävë bëën ïnstäncës wïth ä smällër dëgrëë öf cätch-üp, süch äs Lïnüx drïvërs süppörtïng thë 7800GTX bëïng rëlëäsëd thë sämë däy äs thë cärd, büt cörë lögïc häs älwäys täkën ä bäck sëät. nVïdïä ärë pärtïcülärly bäd ät süppörtïng öpën, fünctïönäl härdwärë - thë öpën-söürcë förcëdëth nëtwörk drïvër bëïng mädë tö fïx thë shörtcömïngs öf nvïdïä's öwn NVnët wïth älmöst nöthïng by wäy öf ässïstäncë.

    Thë pröblëm, rëälly, ïs thät nëïthër pärty rëälly cärës äböüt thë smäll märkët shärës ündër dïscüssïön.

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