Sapphire unveils its socket FM1 A75 motherboard



/ 6 years ago

Sapphire unveiled its PT A8A75 motherboard today which will be part of the “Pure Platinum” series of motherboards. Interestingly enough this board is of the ATX form factor so is looking to provide decent performance at the low end price range of desktop units.

The board has a multitude of features to offer including:

  • 8+2 Phase VRM
  • 4 X DDR3 Slots (Dual Channel up to 1600MHz)
  • 1 X PCI-E 16X
  • 1 X PCI-E 4X
  • 2 X PCI-E 1X
  • 1 X PCI
  • 1 X mSATA
  • 4 X SATA III

Then in the Rear IO you have:

  • 1 X eSATA
  • 8 Channel HD Audio
  • 4 X USB 3.0 (2 front)
  • 6 X USB 2.0 (2 front)
  • 1 X Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1 X HDMI
  • 1 X D-Sub (VGA)
  • 1 X DVI
  • Bluetooth

Although this board is aimed at the low end desktop market it is interesting to note it still has voltage checkpoints for those people looking to indulge in some overclocking. This board seems to be designed for the masses, having only 1 PCI-E 16X slot it certainly won’t appeal to the gamer looking to utilise SLI or Crossfire however there is room for 1 discrete card. The wide selection of connections however leave ample room to add tv, sound or RAID cards and the inclusion of SATA III, mSATA and USB 3.0 give this board high functionality for the everyday user.

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Comments

4 Responses to “Sapphire unveils its socket FM1 A75 motherboard”
  1. Mpeck says:

    Looks good, seems to be a good balance of features for a board like this! Good to see 8+2 phase, Bluetooth support is an interesting one as well!

  2. ryanmartin says:

    yeh but im not sure what the point is of having an APU processor and then encouraging people to chuck in a graphics card it kinda spoils the point of APU

  3. lucas4 says:

    ryanmartin;18439 wrote: yeh but im not sure what the point is of having an APU processor and then encouraging people to chuck in a graphics card it kinda spoils the point of APU

    i agree with that, but its the same with Z68 lol. only use the onboard video for quick sync.looks a good board from sapphire.what is mSATA tho? and where on the board is it :confused:?

  4. omegadoom13 says:

    Yeah… looks good. Ryan – You mentioned good points about who would be most interested in this board. If it's priced smartly, Sapphire should have a winner here.

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