The Sapphire PURE 785G AM3 is designed for AMD new Phenom II™ / Athlon II™ AM3 true quad-core/ triple-core/ dual-core processors and next generation graphics with high speed DDR3 DRAM module. Performance, scalability, and personalization are coupled with an innovative and efficient design incorporating new ATI Hybrid CrossFire technologies. The Sapphire PURE 785G AM3 based on ATI Radeon™ HD 4200 Graphics enables an exceptionally power-efficient platform at an incredible value.
Today I am going to be looking at a new board from Sapphire tech. The board is a Micro-ATX AM3socket board from Sapphire with the “Pure” moniker. I was excited that not only was this board of the Micro form factor but also a “Pure” motherboard. I had one of the original Pure motherboards back in the day and was a huge fan of it’s style and overclocking abilities. I was excited to see if this same would hold true in a smaller form factor as well. The specs are off to a good start with the 785G chipset paired with an onboard Radeon HD 4200 with DX10.1 support. The Pure 785G also supports up to 8GBs of DDR3 1333/1066 Ram and has both a 16x PCI-express slot and two legacy PCI slots for expandability. I’m thinking this board will be excellent for either a compact gaming machine or a quick and easy Media PC. The Audio is an onboard ALC662 6-Ch HD audio with 3D Audio capabilities. Also onboard is an integrated Gigabit LAN connection. All this provides an impressive base to start off for a Media Center or Small Form Factor Gaming setup. For More detailed information of the boards look below. I have provided a layout of the specifications directly from the Sapphire site. Enough with the introductions I’m ready to dig into this board so lets move ahead for a closer look.
AMD Phenom™ II AM3™ Quad-Core Processors with True Quad-Core Technology
AMD™ 785G Chipset: Backbone of the Performance Platform
AMD HD4200 redefine the Way You Play. Enjoy awesome gaming performance for the mainstream PC with stunning visual effects and dynamic interactivity with Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1. ATI Stream technology enables AMD graphics processors, working in concert with AMD Processors, to accelerate many applications beyond just graphics. This enables superior balanced platforms capable of running demanding computing tasks fast. Get a smooth and amazingly visual PC experience for Microsoft® Windows® 7, with support for features such as “Aero Shake”, “Aero Glass”, “Transparent Windows” and more!
ATI Avivo™ HD
1. Dedicated unified video decoder (UVD 2) for H.264/AVC and VC-1 video formats to HD playback of both Blu-ray and HD DVD formats