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SAPPHIRE shows new strengths in Computex 2009

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SAPPHIRE Technology, the leading manufacturer and worldwide supplier of AMD/ATI based PC solutions is set to show its strengths in a broad portfolio of products including some new innovations at Computex 2009, in Nangang Exhibition Hall 4F, meeting room 404.

New Vapor-X Graphics
Following the recent announcement of the limited edition HD 4890 ATOMIC Edition – the first card to deliver a 1GHz engine clock – SAPPHIRE now offers the HD 4890 TOXIC Edition to the global market based on the same high performance components and Vapor-X cooling. The TOXIC Edition is overclocked to 960MHz core, 1050MHz memory for stunning performance straight out of the box.  In addition, SAPPHIRE is introducing the HD 4890 Vapor-X model, a SAPPHIRE original design offering near silent operation and for the first time providing Display Port as well as HDMI, VGA and dual-link DVI connectors all on the rear bracket.

SAPPHIRE was the first company to introduce Vapor Chamber Technology to its cooling solutions with its Vapor-X cooler first seen on the HD 3870 ATOMIC and TOXIC editions last year and now in volume production on the HD 4870 512MB and 1GB TOXIC Editions as well as the successful Vapor-X series.

HD 4770 to offer great ‘bang for the buck’
For gamers on a budget, the new SAPPHIRE HD 4770 series based on the world’s first 40nm GPU promises to give great performance at breakthrough price points. In addition to the standard model, SAPPHIRE is previewing two new models -  the HD 4770 ULTIMATE, using heatpipe cooling for totally silent operation, and the HD 4770 Vapor-X model – a new addition to the Vapor-X series which already includes HD 4850 and HD 4870 models featuring quiet and cool operation.

All SAPPHIRE HD 4000 series graphics cards are Microsoft Windows Vista™ Premium certified and supported by the ATI Catalyst® suite of software, ensuring customers have ongoing access to software updates for performance, stability and added features. Like the previous generation, these cards support DirectX10.1 for enhanced rendering performance and lighting effects.

Enter the Dragon !
SAPPHIRE now offers a version of its 790GX based mainboard supporting DDR3 memory for the latest generation of AMD Phenom II processors as well as the the PURE CrossFire 790GX model that uses DDR2.  It also has a new mainboard based on the 740 chipset. These join the existing SAPPHIRE range of AMD compatible mainboards which include the successful PURE Crossfire 770, the Hybrid CrossFire 780G with onboard graphics and the PURE Element 690G and 690V models for the budget conscious.

Put Fire in your Dragon with SAPPHIRE FirePSU
SAPPHIRE is already shipping the first in a new line of Power Supplies for the PC and workstation market - the SAPPHIRE FirePSU 625W. Workstation users are concerned about the stability and reliability of their systems to make their design work effective and efficient, whilst even gamers demand high reliability with their systems under continuous load.  With FirePSU SAPPHIRE is now introducing a family of power supplies that is designed to provide the Quality and Stability needed by even the most intensive users. 

Naturally the FirePSU provides support for multiple graphics systems (CrossFireX) with its four PCI-Express 6/8 pin connectors.  It has 80Plus certification and European approvals. Most importantly it has more extensive protection modes than competing products, resulting in high reliability and safety. SAPPHIRE plans to introduce 1050W and 1250W models as its FirePSU Gaming Editions soon.

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