Thursday, June 7th 2012

Sapphire Also Displays Pure Platinum Z77i Mini-ITX Motherboard

Sapphire's growing motherboard lineup as a new entry in the form of the Pure Platinum Z77i. This socket LGA1155 motherboard is based on the Intel Z77 Express chipset, and is built in the super-compact mini-ITX form-factor, making it ideal for gaming PCs that are LAN party-animals. The motherboard is designed to draw power from a 24-pin ATX, and a 4-pin CPU power connector. The LGA1155 socket is powered by a simple 4-phase VRM, which uses ferrite-core chokes and compact driver-MOSFETs. The VRM should be strong enough to handle CPUs that aren't heavily overclocked.

The LGA1155 socket on the Pure Platinum Z77i is wired to a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot, and two DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting up to 16 GB of dual-channel DDR3 memory. The Z77 PCH gives out two internal SATA 6 Gb/s, and two SATA 3 Gb/s ports. Display connectivity includes one each of DVI, D-Sub, HDMI, and DisplayPort. There are a total of four USB 3.0 ports, two on the rear panel, two by headers. Rounding off the connectivity are 8-channel HD audio, gigabit Ethernet, and Bluetooth.
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4 Comments on Sapphire Also Displays Pure Platinum Z77i Mini-ITX Motherboard

#1
T4C Fantasy
CPU & GPU DB Maintainer
now that is innovation! pci e 3, sata III z77 chipset... smaller than a laptop
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#2
Dj-ElectriC
Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe someone?
by: T4C Fantasy
that is innovation
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#3
phanbuey
Will be interesting to see how this will stack up. The only players in this market seem to be ASUS, ASROCK, and Gigabyte.
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#4
meno
mPCIE slot

I like to have SSD in it for fast boot and program load:)


by: T4C Fantasy
now that is innovation! pci e 3, sata III z77 chipset... smaller than a laptop
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