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Sapphire PURE Crossfire PC-A9RD480

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ATI video card specialist Sapphire has built this Crossfire-ready motherboard with enthusiasts and gamers in mind. Special care has been given to providing the whole range of needed BIOS options to properly tweak the motherboard. Its unique white design will make the board stand out of the crowd.

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Sweet board, good review W1zzard. Honestly I wasn't expecting this good of a board from Sapphire. The color scheme of the board reminds me of Vanilla Coke, I like it though.:laugh:
 

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actaully wizzy, DFI claim they do have proper ATI crossfire certification, they just didnt make it into the first batch. They say they will have it when ATI do the next update of the certified products, but pushed it out earlier without the appropriate stickers since it was so late already.
 

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Mussels said:
actaully wizzy, DFI claim they do have proper ATI crossfire certification, they just didnt make it into the first batch. They say they will have it when ATI do the next update of the certified products, but pushed it out earlier without the appropriate stickers since it was so late already.
dfi: "we had to rush our product and we are sorry if it's not working for you, but please buy again and you may not be dissatisfied" :rolleyes:
 
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sorry if this was mentioned in the article, but when is it supposed to be available to buy? I didn't see it anywhere in the article (didn't read it all word for word though :D)
 

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it should be available already, but it seems hard to find
 
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I was going to buy this board however I didnt like the fact that it only has two slots for other cards..like I have circled in yellow.



Yet im getting tired of using just one video card im going to get a dule core MB too.
 

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I think they mislabeled the board

I believe the reason it is hard to find is that the board that they are talking about is not a pure innovation board from sapphire. It is a Sapphire Pure Crossfire PC-A9RD480. It is the only Sapphire board that has the red and white colors and has crossfire. Also the only board under sapphire're pure innovation section on their website a non crossfire one (PI-A9RX480).
 

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look at picture

if you look at the picture of the box opened with the manual and cables and zoom in on the manual you will see that the board is in fact the PC-A9RD480 not the PI-A9RD480 (which doesnt exist) which means it is a Pure Crossfire board not a Pure Innovation board. Quite a big typo considering they had the motherboard and it said Pure Crossfire.:banghead::twitch:
 

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yep i'm sorry .. stupid me
 

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Why do motherboard manufacturers put pci sockets under the PCIe sockets... I think that's pretty stupid, at least without having a decent gap. If you were utilizing both PCIe sockets, and both PCI sockets, the fan on the second graphics card would be covered.

Anyone else observed this?