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SAPPHIRE Launches Two New Motherboards

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Following the introduction of the exciting new series of chipsets from AMD, SAPPHIRE Technology has just strengthened its mainboard offering with the introduction of two new products – the PI-AM2RS780G based on the AMD 780G chipset and the PC-AM2RX780 based on the AMD 770 chipset.



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Any pictures, I hope they're the black PCB with red (& white) slots, sockets and... ;)
 
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Crapass!

Apologies for the pictures comment, they didn't load initially. They have done now...

>.<
 

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Crossfire on AMD 770? The 770 was never meant for multi-GPU. Something doesn't fit. Oh well, that's Sapphire, you can always expect something innovative. Their 790FX board is a design patent shared with DFI. Look how closely it resembles the DFI board:


Pretty neat board layout.
 
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:eek:

HEH HEH HEH!

:eek:

Why on earth do they have to piss about with fugly colour schemes. I mean, why can't they produce a motherboard with two colours. For example, Red and Black, or Black and Red. That'd get my money straight off!

I want a black and red motherboard!

>.<
 
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There are a few 770 boards with two PCi-E slots already :) Im probly gonna get that Sapphire 770 board if it stays cheap.
 

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i think i might go for that 770 board on my next upgrade if it oc's nice...bu then again unless there was a typo there still using SB600
 
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As long as the board performs great heck id take em in any colour except brown that dosnt go well with most colours, Black is meant to be neutral and go with and case design.

These should be good just need to wait for the new batch of phenoms.
 

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Not bad, think my 790X board will be better.
 
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Any comments on the quality of sapphire boards? Never used them, just curious. Maybe a comparison to another brand?
 
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Well Sapphire makes some of the best ATi cards and there 690 board got some great reviews.
 
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That seems to be the only 780g mobo that has an 8pin EPS12V connector on the board (does anyone think that'll be a help on an matx board?). I'm curious though, why no pcie 1x slot? At least they have a decent sized heatsink on the northbridge, unlike the Gigabyte 780g motherboard.

If that matx board has the ALC889A codec (or any codec that supports DTS: Connect onboard), I'll happily choose the sapphire board over the Gigabyte one (even though the mobo color looks like it was copied from MSI).
 

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i think i might go for that 770 board on my next upgrade if it oc's nice...bu then again unless there was a typo there still using SB600
Nothing wrong with SB600. It's a good south bridge. It's not plagued by performance issues like SB450 was.
 

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Nothing wrong with SB600. It's a good south bridge. It's not plagued by performance issues like SB450 was.
from what i heard it has issues with SATA/raid?
 
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SB600 + AHCI + Vista = many troubles.
Not anymore. Those were driver issues that have been worked out. (For a while now, actually. They were worked out before I retired my KA3 MVP).
 
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Not anymore. Those were driver issues that have been worked out. (For a while now, actually. They were worked out before I retired my KA3 MVP).
Well, I still have problems with it (using Vista x64 SP1 as well) on my 790FX motherboard using AHCI on my SATA drives. Putting them in IDE Native mode, it hangs only (yeah, a crappy word - only) hangs on boot about once in twenty boots. Trying AHCI (with either latest ATI drivers or Gigabyte drivers) results in either a complete hangup in boot up, or a BSOD upon reaching the login screen (no way to predict which'll happen).

This happened with both RTM and SP1 installs, yet XP pro x64 works flawlessly in AHCI mode...
 
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They announced that 790FX board over 5 months ago, and I still haven't seen it... It was my dream board, now I'll suck it up and buy the DFI.

I want more of the PURE motherboards with White PCB and red writing with red slots *drool*
 

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Well, I still have problems with it (using Vista x64 SP1 as well) on my 790FX motherboard using AHCI on my SATA drives. Putting them in IDE Native mode, it hangs only (yeah, a crappy word - only) hangs on boot about once in twenty boots. Trying AHCI (with either latest ATI drivers or Gigabyte drivers) results in either a complete hangup in boot up, or a BSOD upon reaching the login screen (no way to predict which'll happen).

This happened with both RTM and SP1 installs, yet XP pro x64 works flawlessly in AHCI mode...
I had those problems initially, but driver updates eliminated them altogether.