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Sapphire PURE Crossfire PC-A9RD480 Review

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Sapphire PURE Crossfire PC-A9RD480
ProcessorAMD Athlon64 / FX Socket 939
FSB800 MHz / 1000+ MHz
ChipsetATI RADEON XPRESS 200 (RD480 + SB450)
Memory4x 184 Pin DDR, Dual Channel DDR266/333/400, up to 4 GB
Slots2x PCI-E (x16 with 1 slot, x8 with both slots active)
2x PCI
HDD Connectivity2x ATA-133
Networking10/100/1000 Mbps - Marvell 88E852 via PCI-Express
Ports8x USB 2.0 (4 on Back Panel)
2x IEEE1394 (1 on Back Panel)
Audio8 Channel Realtek ALC880 Audio, SPDIF
Form FactorATX 305 x 244mm

Specifications from Sapphire

  • ATI RD480 x SB450 Chipset
  • Support for AMD K8 Processor in Socket939 package
  • Support Hypertransport Interface bus
VRM (Voltage Regulator Modules) on Board
  • Flexible motherboard design with on board VRM, easy to upgrade with future AMD K8 processors
  • 0.800V to 1.55V in 25 mV steps
System Memory
  • A total of four 184-pin DDR RAM sockets
  • DIMM size support from 64MB to 2GB
  • Support of dual channel 128-bit wide memory interface
  • Support of 266/333/400 DDR RAM memory type
System BIOS
  • PnP, APM, ATAPI and Windows 2000/XP
  • Full support of ACPI & DMI
  • Auto detects and supports LBA harddisks with capacities over 160GB
  • Easy to upgrade BIOS
Plug and Play
  • Supports Plug and Play specification 1.1
  • Plug and Play for Windows 2000 and XP
  • Fully assignable PCI interrupts
Onboard I/O
  • Onboard two PCI fast IDE ports supporting up to four ATA, ATA2, Ultra ATA33/66/100/133 IDE HDDs, CD-Roms, ZIP drives and LS-120 drives as boot drive
  • One floppy port supports two FDD of 360KB, 720KB, 1.2MB, 1.44MB and 2.88MB capacity
  • Eight USB ports (four ports via two headers)
  • PS/2 keyboard connector
  • PS/2 mouse connector
  • One front panel sound connector
Extended USB Support
  • Includes 2 OHCI host controllers, increasing the number of external ports to eight
  • Includes 1 OHCI USB2.0 host controller that supports all eight ports (Bandwidth shared between eight ports)
  • This motherboard supports USB 2.0 feature only on Windows 2000 (with SP4 or above) and XP (with SP1 or above) OS.
Onboard Marvell 88E8052 PCI Express Gigabit LAN
  • Full compliance with IEEE 802.3u 100 Base-T specifications and IEEE 802.3X Full Duplex Flow Control
  • Supports 10 Mb/s, 100 Mb/s and 1000 Mb/s operation
  • Supports Wake-On-LAN function and remote wake-up
PCI Express x16 Graphics Interface
  • Two 16-lane (x16 port) PCI Express port intended for external graphics
  • ATI CrossFire Dual Graphic Card Supported
  • Full compliant to the PCI Express Base Specification Revision 11.0a
  • The base PCI Express frequency of this interface is 4 GB/s
  • PCI Express supports an enhanced addressing mechanism
  • An optional ADD2 card can utilize PCI Express Graphics x16 connection
Power Management
  • Supports SMM, APM and ACPI
  • Break switch for instant suspend/resume on system operations
  • Energy star "Green PC" compliant
  • Hardware monitoring circuit is supported, provide voltage, fan speed etc. monitoring
  • Wake-On-LAN (WOL) support
  • Supports Suspend-To-RAM (STR)
Onboard ALC880 7.1 audio
  • Integrated Realtek ALC880 controller
  • Fully Sound and Sound Blaster compatible
  • Full-Duplex 4 24-bit two-channel DACs and 3 stereo 20-bit ADCs
  • PnP and APM 1.2 support
  • Windows 2000/XP drivers ready
  • Line-In, Line-out, Mic-in, SPDIF-in, SPDIF-out
  • Supports ALC880 codec for eight channel sound output
Onboard IEEE1394
  • Compliant with IEEE1394 OHCI specifications v1.0 and v1.1
  • Integrated 400Mb 2-port PHY
Onboard Serial ATA Host Controller
  • Independent DMA operation on four ports
  • Data transfer rates of 150 MB/s
  • RAID 0/1 feature support
Onboard Serial ATA-II Host Controller
  • Independant DMA operation on four ports
  • Data transfer rates of 300 MB/s
  • RAID 0/1 feature support
Expansion Slots
  • 2 PCI Express x16 slot
  • 2 PCI slots - ver. 2.2 compliant
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