Sapphire presents the Pure Platinum A75P motherboard
Andy Ruffell / 5 years ago
Based on the AMD A75 chipset, as well as being a more cost-effective FM1 motherboard, Sapphire has presented their latest product with the Pure Platinum A75P.
With a more compact PCB compared to the Pure Platinum A75, some of the features from its ‘big brother’ have been taken away including the mSATA, you’re left with two DDR3 DIMM slots supporting dual-channel DDR3-1866MHz, although the PCIe x4 had beenleft open to accommodate longer PCI-E x16 card while still running at x4 speed.
Yet one thing it seems to gain is improved processor VRM design, while still using the 8-phase VRM, although with improved power conditioning components as well.
The expansions slots are composed of one PCI-Express x16 connected to the APU, one PCI-Express x16 (electrical x4) connected to the A75 FCH, three PCI-Express x1 and two legacy PCI. While the onboard display can be connected through DVI, HDMI and D-Sub. Storage, on the other hand, is composed of six SATA 6Gbps.
The rear I/O features the 8-channel HD audio, gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports, while the rest is USB 2.0.
Featuring the UEFI, it’s also equipped with the ROM chip technology to protect from failed BIOS update.
The Pure Platinum A75P is expected to be the most affordable FM1 motherboard in the ATX section.