Sapphire Pure Innovation HDMI PI-AM2RS690MHD
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Sapphire Pure Innovation HDMI PI-AM2RS690MHD


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Sapphire's Pure Innovation HDMI motherboard is one of the first few AMD 690G motherboards hitting the market to make full use of the advanced video processing and display capabilities of the new chipset. This is one board all entertainment buffs don't want to miss out on.

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Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Supports AMD Socket AM2 CPUs
  • Supports AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
  • • Northbridge: AMD 690G
  • Bi-directional 1GHz (2000MT/s) HyperTransport interface to processor
  • Radeon X1250 IGP graphics
  • DirectX 9.0, SM2.0
  • AVIVO video technology
  • HDMI (HDCP), TV-Out, DVI, Composite output
  • PCI Express x16 slot for discreet graphics
  • Supports four PCI Express x1 lanes
  • HD Audio
  • • Southbridge: AMD SB600
  • ATI A-Link Xpress II interface to Northbridge
  • Supports up to six PCI v2.3 slots
  • Supports up to ten USB 2.0 ports
  • Supports four SATA 3.0Gbps ports
  • Single-channel Ultra ATA-100 IDE port
Memory
  • Dual channel memory architecture integrated into processor
  • Four 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
  • Supports 1.8v DDR2 SDRAM DIMM modules
  • Supports up to 8GB using DDR2 533/667/800
Storage
  • AMD SB600 Southbridge
  • 2 x Ultra ATA 33/66/100/133 (data transfer rate up to 133MB/sec.)
  • 4 x SATA 3.0GBps interface
  • Supports SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10
  • AHCI controller with NCQ
Audio
  • Intel High Definition Audio (Azalia)
  • Realtek ALC882D HD Audio CODEC
Networking Realtek RTL8110S-32 PCI Gigabit Ethernet controller
FireWire (IEEE 1394)
  • VIA VT6307 FireWire controller
  • 2 x 1394a ports @ 400 Mbps speed
Rear I/O
  • 1 x Floppy connector
  • 1 x Ultra ATA IDE connectors
  • 4 x SATA connectors
  • 10 x USB 2.0 ports (4 x rear, 6 x header)
  • 2 x FireWire ports (2 x header)
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN port
  • 1 x VGA port
  • 1 x HDMI port (HDMI 1.2 with HDCP)
  • 1 x DVI port (add-on card)
  • 8-Channel Audio I/O ports
  • Coaxial S/PDIF Input and Output (bracket)
  • 1 x 9-pin serial port
  • 1 x parallel port
  • 1 x mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
  • 1 x mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x PCIe x16 slots, PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant
  • 1 x PCIe x1 slots, PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant
  • 2 x 32-bit PCI slots, PCI 2.3 compliant
Form Factor MicroATX Form Factor, 244 mm x 244 mm