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New Sapphire Pure Crossfire 790GX motherboard spotted
With DDR3 memory support
The guys at Akiba PC Hotline managed to get some decent closeup pictures of Sapphire's Pure CrossfireX AM3 790GX motherboard with DDR3 memory support that they managed to find at a Japanese store. The motherboard is based on AMD's 790GX+SB750 chipset and sells for 18,980 JPY.
We already wrote about the 790GX motherboard with DDR2 support back when it was announced, and it looks like Sapphire has shifted from DFI to Jetway as that motherboard looked exactly like the Jetway HA07-Ultra.
The new Pure CrossfireX 790GX AM3 motheboard has four DDR3 memory slots with support for up to 16GB of memory, a 5+1 phase CPU power circuit design, two PCI-Express x16 slots working at x8 when both are in use, and features integrated Radeon HD 3300 class IGP with dedicated 128MB of DDR3 Sideport memory.
The back panel features four USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet port, eSATA, audio and DVI, D-Sub and HDMI with audio outputs. The interesting part is that the motherboard is currently selling in Japan at a retail price of 18,980 JPY, which is around 190 USD.
You can check out more pictures here and here (Google translation).