Conclusion: The Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 is a solid motherboard that overclocks well and is quick at stock speeds. Unfortunately, it's also peppered with arguably pointless premium features that few people looking at an FM1 system will need or want.
Conclusion: For what it is designed for, the Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 is a solid nice mainstream board with a little extra bling that makes it stand out among the competition. The overall design for the board is nice with a few minor issues such as the SATA port placement and the 8-pinATX power connector...
Pros: Onboard power, reset, clear CMOS buttonLED error readoutOffers good CPU performance, Includes USB 3.0 bracket, 8+2 power phase, Low profile heatsink, Good clearance around the CPU socket
Cons: Mini PCIE may have limited usageNo UEFI GUI BIOSSATA ports get in the way of long graphics cards, No CrossFireX support, BIOS extremely inconvenient to use
Excerpt: Introduction Sapphire has released their A-series mainboard, using the Hudson A75 chipset. The resulting product is the A75 Pure Platinum, a full-ATX board aimed at consumers looking for a complete and full featured solution for their entertainment and gaming needs.
Conclusion: It makes implicit sense for Sapphire, one of AMD's staunchest supporters, to release an FM1-based motherboard complementing the nascent range of A-series APUs. The £100 PURE Platinum A75 is an enthusiast-orientated board that's solid in most respects, though a UEFI front-end for the BIOS and a...
Conclusion: Final ThoughtsYou will constantly see Sapphire products being reviewed here at eTeknix and that’s because we believe that they produce some top quality products, at least in terms of graphics cards.
Pros: Great colour scheme, Good overclocking potential, Bluetooth, Mini PCI-Express, Variety of expansion slots, Great performance, Simple BIOS will be favoured by some, Functionality to CrossFire a discrete GPU with APU
Cons: BIOS update is definitely needed for stability, Some users may be expect a bit more from the BIOS
Excerpt: AMD launched their Lynx platform a couple of weeks back and we had a look at the top-end Vision A8-3850 APU and the Asus F1A75-M Pro motherboard in detail over here . We were very impressed with the overall performance of the platform, especially when factoring in the excellent graphics...
Excerpt: Publicerad 2012-03-01 13:42 Trots hyfsade möjligheter till överklockning och smart placering av portarna på moderkortet väljer vi en konkurrent före Sapphires A75:a. Förutsättningarna är riktigt bra, men det återspeglas inte i våra tester av Sapphires moderkort.
Pros: Grafikkort med stor kylare får plats utan att blockera intilliggande kortplats.
Cons: Traditionell Bios snarare än den moderna Uefi-varianten. Tveksam prestanda.