The most important ELEMENT to any creation is the foundation from where it derives its stability. Sapphire has taken this to the extreme and applied it to the most important hardware ELEMENT in the PC, the mainboard. The mainboard is the key to a reliable PC environment and with the Sapphire ELEMENT family of mainboards, you are on firm ground! Incorporating ATI's Xpress 200 and Sapphire's commitment to industry proven quality components such as DirectX 9 onboard X300 graphics, PCI Express x16, 10/100 Mb/s LAN, SATA with RAID 0/1 support and USB 2.0 high-speed data throughput ports.
Features of SAPPHIRE PE-A9RS482M
AMD Sempron™, AMD Athlon™ 64 and AMD Athlon™ 64 FX processors
800MHz and 1GHz HyperTransport interface speeds
Dynamic link width and frequency change
Supports Advanced Power Management with a LDTSTP Interface, CPU Throttling, and Stutter Mode capability.
UMA mode operation requires no external memory
HyperMemory™ technology offers optional dedicated Local Frame Buffer configuration for a 32-bit or 64-bit interface and up to 128MB of memory
GDDR and DDR Support
Support for 2Mx32 (with 64-bit interface), 4Mx32, 8Mx32 and 16Mx16 memory devices
Asynchronous HyperTransport and memory controller interface speeds
Supports GDDR SDRAM self refresh mechanism
Supports dynamic CKE for power conservation (for GDDR SDRAM only)
PCI Express Interface
Compliant with the PCI Express 1.0a Specifications
1x16 graphics interface which can be divided into two smaller links for use by other devices
Up to (4) x1 PCI Express general purpose links
Integrated Radeon® X300 based
Full DirectX 9.0 Support (Vertex Shader v2.0 and Pixel Shader v2.0)
Full precision floating point pixel pipeline
Up to 4 Multiple-Render-Targets (MRTs)
Support for up to 12-bit per pixel formats
Supports Microsoft's next generation GDI+ user interface
Supports resolution up to 2536x2536@32bpp
Anti-Aliasing using multi-sampling algorithm with support for 2,4, and 6 samples
Hidden surface removal using 16, 24, or 32-bit Z-Buffering
Highly optimized 128-bit engine capable of processing multiple pixels per clock
Game acceleration including support for Microsoft's DirectDraw, Double Buffering, Virtual Sprites, Transparent Blit, and Masked Blit.
Supports a maximum resolution of 2048x1536@32bpp
Support for new GDI extensions in Windows® 2000 and Windows® XP:Alpha BLT, Transparent BLT, Gradient Fill
Multiple Display Features
SURROUNDVIEW™ support for up to three monitors with an ATI discrete graphics card
Dual independent displays: CRT/LCD, TV/LCD
Support for DDCI and DDC2B+ for plug and play monitors
Support for flat panel displays via DVI
8-bit alpha blending of graphics and video overlay
Integrated TV encoder with an on-chip DAC (simultaneous output for TV and CRT is not supported)
Support for Macrovision 7.1 copy protection standard
1024x768 32bpp support
CGMS-A DVD copy management support in VBI
External Display Support
Supports external displays (e.g. flat panel, CRT, or TV) via a DVO port
Supports DVI, DFP, and VESA P&D digital interfaces
• Support for fixed resolution displays from VGA (640x480) to wide UXGA (1600x1200)
Power Management Features
Fully supports ACPI states S1, S3, S4, and S5
Support for AMD Coolâ€˜n'Quiet™ technology to conserve power
Optimized Software Support
ATI Catalyst driver update support
Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 and OpenGL® drivers
Unified driver support or all ATI Radeon® PCI Express discrete and integrated graphics products
Support for Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows® 2000, and Linux
8 USB 2.0 interfaces
PCI v2.3 (up to 7 slots)
Provides LPC (Low Pin Count) and SM (System Management) bus management and arbitrations.
Serial ATA controller supports the advanced high speed serial ATA connection; with hot plug and RAID 0,1 function to enhance performance and data security.
Supports PC Legacyâ€¯ compatible functions, RTC (Real Time Clock), interface and power management support for all AMD 64-bit processors.
Audio controller supports theater class AC-97 compliance up to 7.1/5.1 channel output and MC-97 for the MODEM.