B75M MA 2 Sapphires Pure White B75M MA motherboard sneaks out

Intel's B75 chipset appears to be popular with the motherboard makers, least not as a replacement for the H61 chipset for Ivy Bridge. As such, Sapphire has snuck out a new model based on said chipset called the Pure White B75M-MA which should end up being a very affordable board judging by the features.

Intel's B75 chipset appears to be popular with the motherboard makers, least not as a replacement for the H61 chipset for Ivy Bridge. As such, Sapphire has snuck out a new model based on said chipset called the Pure White B75M-MA which should end up being a very affordable board judging by the features.

The B75M-MA is most definitely a no frills board, as it has no extra peripheral chipsets beyond the basics and it even has fewer SATA ports than normally. The expansion slots consist of a single x16 PCI Express 3.0 slot and three x1 PCI Express slots. There's only a single SATA 6Gbps port as this is a chipset limitation, although Sapphire only added three of the five SATA 3Gbps ports which is near enough bordering on mean.

B75M MA 1 Sapphires Pure White B75M MA motherboard sneaks out

Other internal connectors consist of a USB 3.0 header for two ports, two USB 2.0 headers for four ports and a serial port header. The board only has two DIMM slots, but amazingly there's a push button for resetting the CMOS rather than a jumper. The rear I/O is home to a PS/2 port, four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, 5.1-channel audio and a DVI and D-sub connector.

B75M MA 2 Sapphires Pure White B75M MA motherboard sneaks out

No word on pricing or availability, although currently the B75M-MA appears to be available in the Chinese market. We can't say we like this direction if that's where Sapphire's motherboard division is heading, as this is just not making the company stand out at all.

Source: Sapphire