Sapphire PURE PI-A9RX480 ATI-based motherboard tested

Posted on Friday, Jul 29 2005 @ 22:11 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AnandTech checked out Sapphire's PURE PI-A9RX480 enthusiast motherboard which is based on ATI's Radeon Xpress 200 chipset for AMD Athlon 64 Socket 939 processors.
Sapphire has done an excellent job in their PURE PI-A9RX480 of putting their money where their mouth is. We often hear companies talk about "targeting the Enthusiast", only to deliver a luke-warm rehash with laughable options and overclocking performance. We have often said that calling a motherboard an Enthusiast board does not make it so. It's a pleasure to see that this Sapphire ATI not only talks the talk in options - it also walks the walk, as any Enthusiast will soon discover.
The reviewer concludes performance-wise this Sapphire ATI board for the AMD platform is fully competitive with the best motherboards they have tested for Athlon 64 Socket 939. You can find the test report of this motherboard over here.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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