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Following the introduction of the exciting new series of chipsets from AMD, SAPPHIRE Technology, the leading manufacturer of AMD/ATI graphics solutions has just strengthened its mainboard offering with the introduction of two new products.

New Integrated Graphics
First shown at CeBIT 2008, the SAPPHIRE PI-AM2RS780G is a fully featured yet cost effective mATX mainboard featuring the new AMD 780G chipset together with the latest SB700 south bridge and supporting the new AMD Hybrid CrossFireX Graphics mode. It supports all the Socket-940 (AM2+) compatible processors from AMD including the new Phenom series as well as Athlon 64, FX, X2 and Sempron processors. High performance can be achieved with its 2000MHz HT3 bus and support for Dual Channel DDR2 memory modules. Optimisation features are included in the BIOS settings, and the board has CPU Core Voltage control.

For the first time, the on-board graphics solution supports DX10 and delivers high performance HD graphics to both VGA and DVI connectors on the rear panel. In addition, the new Hybrid CrossFireX mode enables a SAPPHIRE HD 3400 series graphics card, plugged into the PCI-Express Gen 2.0 expansion slot, to work together with the onboard GPU using the new Hybrid CrossFireX driver and deliver considerably enhanced graphics performance. Further expansion is provided by two industry standard 32-bit PCI slots.


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Am I the only one that cares what a mobo looks like?
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Nope even me and personally they are not that attracting to buy.
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Umm...

hooray??
    
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Actually who cares what it looks like if it performs great. Thats all that matters worry about looks later.
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Am I the only one that cares what a mobo looks like?
I dont care what it looks like, it will be going in a HTPC with no view of the inside. I only care how it performs. Also, it doesnt show in the pictures but I am curious about the IO panel.
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looks? Motherboards can look good?

This thing's going into dells and crapaqs and other assorted OEMs where the end user doesn't even know what it is, let alone care what it looks like...if it performs up to par, ittl be a fine seller.
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http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards....556&card2=547#


if you click the little multi-gpu option on the 3400, you can see that two of those in crossfire, while not being great obviously, really isn't that bad, it would definitely run source maxed (without AA or AF though) and basically any other game an entry-level gamer would want at reasonable settings.


Maybe if enough OEMs sell these motherboards instead of Intel's P.O.S. motherboards with their integrated graphics, we might see a boost in PC gaming numbers
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Looks great for a home PC/interweb cruiser build. I'll keep these in mind next time I get called on to build one!

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This thing's going into dells and crapaqs and other assorted OEMs where the end user doesn't even know what it is, let alone care what it looks like...if it performs up to par, ittl be a fine seller.
I honestly think these boards are probably too good to even put in one of those pre-builts.
    
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My mb is so sexy i would sleep with it *drools*
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