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Hardware Sapphire Pure CrossFireX PC-AM2RD790

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 15 Feb 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. bubsterboo

    bubsterboo New Member

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    Heatpipe looks surprisingly similar to my dfi:
    http://www.ocxtreme.org/main/images/dfip35t2rpix/dfip35_1.jpg

    OH, "
    While previous Sapphire boards have been considerably, well... naff, the latest Pure CrossFireX 790FX has been backed by DFI - and just like other DFI boards, it's kitted to the teeth for enthusiasts!"
    That's why :p
     
  3. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    But it's not white! And did the first board really get so hot that the PWM heat sink glowed? I guess it would save on LEDs in the case...
     
  4. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    Quite an expensive board for so few measured advantages. The note about the omission of BIOS information from the manual gave me a chuckle :)
    Only a Prescott can do that.
     
  5. Tim S

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    it didn't really glow, but it was hot enough to burn fingers. ;)
     
  6. Daza

    Daza MR D to you.

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    Just to let you know people have been flshing these with the dfi bios in amercia and they still work.
     
  7. Tim S

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    Yep, I believe Rich mentioned the DFI BIOS works fine in the review (he definitely flashed it) :thumb:
     
  8. lworbey

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    By the way, you've labeled items 3 and 4 the wrong way round on the picture of the board!
     
  9. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    5 is also labeled wrong.
     
  10. TreeDude

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    When do we get some Intel boards like this?
     
  11. Tim S

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    Blah, I'm not having a good day. :waah:
     
  12. Guest-16

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    5 is correct - it's a second additional floppy connector. 3 and 4 were just the wrong way round :blush:
     
  13. SaII

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    looks like a dfi board
     
  14. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    so would it be better then to flash this to the DFI bios for OCing?
    I liked the DFI board just not the color theme so this Sapphire board would work better but Im still thinking about going with the MSI board...
     
  15. jonnyGURU

    jonnyGURU Power to the People

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    So is it true that Sapphire is completely out of the motherboard business? Not their brand, but even acting as an OEM/ODM? According to AMD's website, this is the newest board they make and this review is two years old.
     
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