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    Smile Sapphire lauches PURE Motherboards



    PURE Performance!
    Developed primarily for the PURE Performance enthusiast, the specifications for the Sapphire PURE mainboard line have been chosen to give the user maximum flexibility in performance optimisation. Built using high quality components to provide stability, providing support for high end hardware options such as Dual VPU support hardware and offering the capability for BIOS performance tuning, the PURE product family reaches new heights in desirability for the PC platform. Equipped with the latest ATI Express-200 chipsets it offers support for the latest socket 939 AMD Processors.

    PURE Innovation!
    Captured within the circuitry of the Sapphire PURE Innovation mainboard family is the collective feedback of generations of hardcore gamers. Innovative suggestions combined with the expertise of Sapphire engineers to deliver a range of easily configured, high performance mainboards. Pure Innovation mainboards boast support for the powerful and highly acclaimed AMD Athlon64TM and FX processors, main memory options of up to 4GB of Dual Channel DDR400, PCI-Express Technology plus additional PCI slots meeting any need for expansion, and a range of onboard communications options including LAN and Firewire as well as multiple USB 2.0 ports and on-board multi channel sound. Peak hard drive performance is assured with both IDE and SATA support.


    http://www.sapphiretech.com/pressrelease/Pure.pdf



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    NICE! Im wondering is nforce4 is bettet tho. Did u sat ati sli?
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    passive heatsinks too so no annoying chipset fan

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    Ok so why does it have 3 heatsinks? I'm pretty sure my mobo only has 1 heatsink

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    northbridge, power, and at a guess raid controller or similar?

    nvidia had a single chip solution, maybe ati dont?

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    Well, that certainly is pretty at the very least. Reminds me of thsoe white chocolate with berry bars

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    Quote Originally Posted by noahhowes
    northbridge, power, and at a guess raid controller or similar?

    nvidia had a single chip solution, maybe ati dont?
    Southbridge?

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    northbridge, southbridge & power circuitry MOSFETs?

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    Theres usually only components relating to power where the top heatsink is. Its as big as the nb one though. Seems a bit big for just mosfets etc.

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    AFAIK that's mobo has 4 phase circuitry -> 8 MOFSET and when you oc hard they gonna be hot like hell.
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    Purdy, I want one. Shame I'm going back to being a poor (PGCE) student. All I'll be able to afford is a round IDE cable

    Layout looks really good, except I hate having the ATX connector there plenty of space next to that PCIe slot and loads around the CPU socket. Is this a retail board?
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    I like the pale blue PCB and the way the ATi / Sapphire logos contrast together...SUU'POIB!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben_wade
    Southbridge?
    yeah, i guess they need one for this chipset?

    either way its gorgeous, i think this shall mean i finally move to socket 939, i cant resist it

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    I thought it's dual onboard graphics? I'm sure that's what i read anyway

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    Top heatsink is mosfets, which does look like 4 phase.

    Next is NB which also seems to have a gpu intergrated. You can see the vga/dvi connector on the mobo.. (no parralell/serial ports though?)

    I think there are atleast two versions, one will be intergrated + pci-exp. slot, while the other will just have two pci-exp. slots and no intergrated.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Voralberg
    AFAIK that's mobo has 4 phase circuitry -> 8 MOFSET and when you oc hard they gonna be hot like hell.

    Not as hot as 3 phase. The load is spread between them.. = less heat per chip.

    Also looks like theres space for two (or three?? why is there one under the end pci slot? - lan boot rom?) bios chips, one looks empty..

    And do I see 8 SATA ports? lets hope they are all on the chipset and not using another chip for it. Theres a chip under the pci, and what looks like traces from it too ALL the sata ports

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    Big question is - when and where will these be available?

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