SAPPHIRE has just introduced a new addition to its acclaimed line of AMD-based mainboards featuring HDMI output, on-board VistaTM Premium ready graphics, HD 8-channel Dolby Digital Live sound and a host of features to make it the ideal choice in compact and multimedia systems. SAPPHIRE’s new PURE Innovation HDMI model uniquely implements the full feature set of the latest AMD 690G chipset, including IEEE 1394 (FireWire) interfaces, all three HDMI, VGA and DVI outputs as well as all interface options, yet is available at a very affordable price point. Built on SAPPHIRE’s trademark white PCB, the new SAPPHIRE PI-AM2RS690MHD combines support for AMD’s powerful AM2 processor families with the most complete set of on-board features available.

SAPPHIRE Technology, industry leader in graphics solutions has just
introduced a new addition to its acclaimed line of AMD-based mainboards
featuring HDMI output, on-board VistaTM Premium ready graphics, HD 8-channel
Dolby Digital Live sound and a host of features to make it the ideal choice in
compact and multimedia systems.

SAPPHIRE’s new PURE Innovation HDMI model uniquely implements the full feature
set of the latest AMD 690G chipset, including IEEE 1394 (FireWire) interfaces,
all three HDMI, VGA and DVI outputs as well as all interface options, yet is
available at a very affordable price point. Built on SAPPHIRE’s trademark white
PCB, the new SAPPHIRE PI-AM2RS690MHD combines support for AMD’s powerful AM2
processor families* with the most complete set of on-board features available.

Supporting up to 8GB of Dual Channel DDR2 memory, this mainboard delivers the
performance demanded by even the most demanding of today’s office and multimedia
applications. The integrated ATI RadeonTM X1250 graphics technology supports
HDCP1.1 and is VistaTM Premium certified. It supports the highly acclaimed ATI
AvivoTM technology for stunning video quality and performance. In addition to
HDMI 1.2 output, supporting 1080p, a standard VGA connector is provided on
board. DVI-D is also provided on a PCI-Express DVIO card, delivering dual-link
DVI output at resolutions up to 2550 x 1600. A separate TV-out header is also
supplied. If a PCI-Express add-in graphics card is used, the system supports
SURROUNDVIEWTM with up to four monitors.

High Definition audio is also integrated on-board and delivers 8-channel Dolby
Digital Live sound over HDMI, SPDIF out or on the industry standard output
jacks.

* AMD AthlonTM 64 X2, AthlonTM 64 FX, AthlonTM 64 and SempronTM

A full range of onboard communications include Gbit LAN, ten USB 2.0 ports and
two IEEE 1394 (FireWire) ports as well as a Parallel port and COM port. Optimal
hard drive performance is assured with four SATA-II connectors as well as IDE
ATA133 and FDD connectors. Extensive provision is made for expansion with one
PCI-Express x16, one PCI-Express x1 and two standard PCI slots.

SATA, IDE, and FDD cables as well as header cables and brackets for additional
ports are all supplied in SAPPHIRE’s comprehensive package together with WHQL
diver CD, StompSoft backup and security software bundle and AMD Windows
Monitoring Utility.

RoHS

SAPPHIRE manufactures to the latest lead-free standards and products are fully
RoHS compliant.










Model:



PURE Innovation HDMI



PI-AM2RS690MHD



Chipset:


AMD 690G



Socket:


AM2



Memory Bus:


4* DDR2 Dual 800/677/533 (8GB max)



Slots:

    


1* PCI-E x16,1* PCI-E x1, 2* PCI



Ports:


8*USB 2.0  (4+4+2), IEEE 1394 (2)


4*SATA-II, ATA133, FDD



Video:


HDMI, VGA, (DVIO)



Audio:


HD 8-channel Audio / SPDIF out/ HDMI



Comms:


Gbit  LAN, COM, Parallel port