Packaging

The A75 comes in a package that is very similar to the X58 we reviewed with the launch of Sandy Bridge back in January. The design features the circuit-laced ribbon with a crest of the motherboard’s model name, with Sapphire’s ‘Pure’ family name resting on top. The background plays true to the ‘Platinum’ portion of the product name, the majority of which a reflective material sure to catch more than a few eyes on the retail shelf. A specification and feature listing occupy the side of the box while the back will give consumers a more graphic-based explanation of what the Pure Platinum A75 has to offer.

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The containing box foreshadows Sapphire’s recent shift to an all-black PCB with the same single color masking the cardboard. Inside, accessories lay on top separated into compartments with cardboard inserts and wrapped individually in plastic bags. Buried underneath is the A75 board housed securely in an anti-static bag.

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Included on the accessories level of the packaging you will find the PCI cover, four black SATA cables, a few mounting screws, and a USB 3.0 adapter with two ports, as well as a PCI bracket for internal mounting. Along with the paperwork you should also find the complimentary copy of DiRT 3, as well as the installation DVD (complete with drivers and overclocking utilities) and a quick installation manual.

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Wingless92 replied the topic: #18831 25 Aug 2011 00:52
The board seems kind of low end, that's not a bad thing but your not going to build a monster rig with this thing.

Kinda sucks about no UEFI BIOS either

I am starting to come around more on Sapphire products though. They seem to right up there with other manufactures.

Still kinda sad that the new AMD still can't touch Intel though. I would like to see them neck and neck.

Great review though, you two always do a fantastic job with the write ups and the pictures.

Why would they only do 1 PCIE bus though?

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