Friday, January 7th 2011

Sapphire Readies PC-CI7S42P67 Motherboard, Combines LGA1155 with Hydra

Sapphire is readying a new performance motherboard for LGA1155 Intel "Sandy Bridge" processors, driven by Intel P67 chipset. The most distinct feature here is the LucidLogix Hydra Engine chip, which takes in the lone PCI-Express 2.0 x16 link from the processor, and gives out three PCI-E x16 slots (electrical x16/x8/x8), which lets users build a variety of 3-way multi-GPU configurations, including mix-matching of GPUs of different types and makes. The fourth PCI-E x16 slot is wired to the P67 PCH, and is electrical x4. Other slots include two PCI.

The CPU is powered by an 8-phase VRM, and memory by a 3-phase VRM. Sapphire-marked self-cooled chokes and driver-MOSFETs are used. Storage connectivity includes four SATA 3 Gb/s and three SATA 6 Gb/s ports, and one eSATA. Other connectivity features include 8-channel HD audio with optical and coaxial SPDIF outputs, two gigabit Ethernet interfaces, USB 3.0, FireWire, Bluetooth, and a number of USB 2.0 ports. Overclocker-friendly features include redundant BIOS with manual selection, debug LEDs, power and reset switches on board.

Source: SemiAccurate
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17 Comments on Sapphire Readies PC-CI7S42P67 Motherboard, Combines LGA1155 with Hydra

#1
xkche
Sapphire is readying a new performance motherboard for LGA1155 Intel "Sandy Bridge" processors
:twitch:

Ahora es de los 2 bandos!!!
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#2
LittleLizard
by: xkche
:twitch:

Ahora es de los 2 bandos!!!
Lol. No se vale hablar español en este foro. :)
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#3
cool_recep
PC-CI7S42P67MNVCHG!'^++%%&/&(()==??????????

What the fudge Sapphire. Why so long damn names.
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#4
LittleLizard
by: cool_recep
PC-CI7S42P67MNVCHG!'^++%%&/&(()==??????????

What the fudge Sapphire. Why so long damn names.
reminds me of what old motherboards used to be calld (anyone the first 775 ASRocks & Foxconn & ECS?
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#5
mtosev
Sapphire manufactures intel socket mobos? nice.....
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#6
scaminatrix
Oh no, not another one. My last Sapphire board was called a PC-A9RD480ADV
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#7
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
Probably one of the worst model names for a mobo, i hope they don't use it in the end product or at least shorten it a tiny bit. lol
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#8
JerryTsao
Did you see there was a chip between those two PCIE16X slots? Was it the chip that could enable NVIDIA+AMD independent graphics cards to make a multi SLI/Crossfire sysytem?
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#9
nINJAkECIL
by: JerryTsao
Did you see there was a chip between those two PCIE16X slots? Was it the chip that could enable NVIDIA+AMD independent graphics cards to make a multi SLI/Crossfire sysytem?
that is called LucidLogix Hydra Engine.
The most distinct feature here is the LucidLogix Hydra Engine chip, which takes in the lone PCI-Express 2.0 x16 link from the processor, and gives out three PCI-E x16 slots (electrical x16/x8/x8), which lets users build a variety of 3-way multi-GPU configurations, including mix-matching of GPUs of different types and makes.
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#10
PopcornMachine
Very interesting, if you can get past the name. I can.:p

Sapphire hasn't made motherboards for a few years, and it's got a Lucid chip! This is quite a surprise. Hopefully they've found a way to use the Hydra better than we've seen so far. :D
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#11
H82LUZ73
I wonder if this is the DFI team doing the boards.They use to make them for Sappy back in the day.I`m looking forward to the testing numbers and see how it stacks up against the EVGA & ASUS Giga boards.
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#12
Imsochobo
by: H82LUZ73
I wonder if this is the DFI team doing the boards.They use to make them for Sappy back in the day.I`m looking forward to the testing numbers and see how it stacks up against the EVGA & ASUS Giga boards.
Didnt know that.
But the layout is abit strange, could be...
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#13
Wile E
Power User
Hey, where's the white PCB?
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#15
CharlO
by: LittleLizard
Lol. No se vale hablar español en este foro. :)
En español es no vale! :P

Yay for Sapphire Mobos! Only would expect them in white.
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#16
overclocking101
and it looks remarkably like an evga board with blue instead of red! hmm wonder why that is?? oh yeah a bunch got tired of evga BS and went to sapphire
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#17
Chevalr1c
Well, I think Sappy didn't use the usual red because it's a board for Intel CPUs instead of AMD/ATI.
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