Sapphire Announces Pure White Fusion AMD APU Motherboard
Sapphire has just announced its first motherboard based on AMD's new Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) as a result of working closely with AMD. The new Sapphire Pure White Fusion E350M1W motherboard is based on the mini-ITX form factor and features a E350 APU (codenamed 'Zacate') from AMD. Along with the first-generation Zacate processor, the E350M1W features AMD's Hudson-M1 (A50M) chipset. The Zacate APU is the first to combine high-performance serial computing and parallel graphics processing cores on a single chip.
Graphics are provided by the AMD Radeon HD 6310 GPU which allows the Pure White Fusion E350M1W to deliver a full DX 11 feature set using either VGA(D-Sub), HDMI or DVI outputs. The board supports up to 4GB of DDR3 system memory via its two SODIMM slots and has five SATA 6Gb/s ports, an eSATA connector on the rear panel, four USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports. High-definition 8-Channel onboard sound and a PCI-Express Gigabit LAN connection round things out. Sapphire hasn't announced pricing or availabilty yet.