Thursday, June 7th 2012

Sapphire Unveils Pure Platinum A75T Mini-ITX Motherboard

The Pure Platinum Z77i isn't the only new mini-ITX motherboard from Sapphire, the company also has one based on the AMD A75 chipset, supporting upcoming "Trinity APUs from AMD, in the socket FM2 package, called the Pure Platinum A75T. There are quite a few design differences between Sapphire's new mini-ITX motherboards besides the platforms they support. The most significant being, that the Pure Platinum A75T features two DDR3 SO-DIMM slots, instead of standard 240-pin UDIMM ones.

The Pure Platinum A75T draws power from 24-pin ATX + 4-pin ATX connectors. The APU is powered by a 5-phase VRM, with a heatsink cooling the driver-MOSFETs. The APU is wired to two DDR3 SO-DIMM slots supporting up to 16 GB of dual-channel DDR3-1866 MHz memory; a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slot; and a mini-PCIe 2.0 x1 slot (for WLAN cards). The A75 FCH gives out four SATA 6 Gb/s internal ports. There are four USB 3.0 ports, two each on the rear-panel, and by headers. Display connectivity includes one each of DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI. 6-channel HD audio and gigabit Ethernet make for the rest of the connectivity. The Pure Platinum A75T could feature in the first wave of socket FM2 motherboards.
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8 Comments on Sapphire Unveils Pure Platinum A75T Mini-ITX Motherboard

#1
suraswami
Finally some m-ITX love :rockout:
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#2
ERazer
Hell yeah! :rockout:
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#3
Dj-ElectriC
I can already imagine the nasty gaming rigHTPC i can build off this board
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#4
joyman
Great. Sapphire are filling nice their product catalog. I read somewhere that DFI engineers went there and may be Oscar Wu, but I am not sure. Maybe because of this we are seeing some great motherboards from them lately.
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#5
Cruise51
I think itx is slowly becoming the new standard for home computers, after matx overtook atx some 10+/- years ago.
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#6
zeepkist
this is the future of home computing: tv and internet.
good idea those SO-DIMM slots, together with APU, four SATA 6 Gb/s internal ports, USB 3, header on the board, HDMI and gigabit Ethernet.
what else would one want for a home PC.
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#7
meno
Mini PCIe for SSD

I wonder if I can use the mPCIe for SSD for fast boot rather than for WiFi.
I use USB WiFi instead.

by: zeepkist
this is the future of home computing: tv and internet.
good idea those SO-DIMM slots, together with APU, four SATA 6 Gb/s internal ports, USB 3, header on the board, HDMI and gigabit Ethernet.
what else would one want for a home PC.
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zeepkist
by: meno
I wonder if I can use the mPCIe for SSD for fast boot rather than for WiFi.
I use USB WiFi instead.
i would think so.
give it a try, you can not brake anything.
all the best.
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