Sapphire has officially launched its first Llano motherboard based on AMD's A75 chipset, the full-ATX Pure Platinum A75. Although it came out a bit later than the competition, Sapphire's board certainly looks good and packs some features that you might not find on every other A75 based motherboard.
It has four memory slots with support for up to 16GB of DDR3 1600+ memory. The Pure Platinum A75 includes one PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slot with support for AMD's Dual Graphics, one PCI-Express x4, two PCI Express x1, two PCI slots and a mini PCI-Express x1 slot, something that you might not see on other Llano motherboards.
The rest of the specs include five SATA 6Gbps ports with support for RAID 0,1,10, Realtek's ALC892 7.1-channel audio, Marvell 88E8059 PCI-Express Gigabit LAN, four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports (two more via bundled bracket) one eSATA port, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs.
The feature list includes dual BIOS, on-board power, reset and clear CMOS buttons and debug LED. The Pure Platinum A75 won't be the cheapest A75 motherboard around but it certainly is the one that has quite impressive features.
The Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 is currently listed in Europe with a lowest price tag set at €116,90 and we are quite sure that it will show up in the US of A pretty soon.