Sapphire Pure Mini 785G review

Small form factor fun from Sapphire

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We tested Sapphire's Pure Mini with a low power Athlon X2 255 and, as you can see, the difference in performance between running the CPU in this and a full size AMD 790 equipped motherboard is negligible.

What's more, the power usage is much lower too.

You can also bung a decent GPU in there thanks to the PCI-E lane so a mini gaming rig isn't beyond the realms of possibility.

Video encoding performance

Sapphire pure mini 785g benchmarks

3D rendering performance

Sapphire pure mini 785g benchmarks

Memory bandwidth

Sapphire pure mini 785g benchmarks

Gaming performance (800x600, v.low graphics settings)

Sapphire pure mini 785g benchmarks

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Tech Specs

Product TypeDesktop Motherboard
Chipset ManufacturerAMD
Chipset Model785G
Onboard VideoOn-board Video Chipset
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots1
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Processor SocketSocket AM3 PGA-941
Brand NameSapphire
Form FactorMicro ATX
Processor SupportedPhenom II X4
Total Processor Supported1
Maximum Memory8 GB
64-bit ProcessingYes
Number of Memory Slots2
Graphics Controller ManufacturerATI
Graphics Controller ModelRadeon HD 4200
Audio Channels5.1
Gigabit EthernetYes
Number of IDE Interfaces1
Number of SATA Interfaces4
RAID SupportedYes
Number of Total Expansion Slots1
HDMIYes
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Total Number of USB Ports6
PS/2 PortYes
Number of PS/2 Ports1
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports2
Total Number of PCI Express Slots1
Processor TechnologyCool'n'Quiet Technology
Width170 mm
Depth170 mm
ManufacturerSapphire, Inc
Product ModelIPC-AM3DD785G
Product NameIPC-AM3DD785G Desktop Board
Controller TypeSerial ATA/300, Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
Manufacturer Part Number52031-01-40R
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sapphiretech.com/en/
Marketing Information

Sapphire IPC-AM3DD785G Desktop Board is Mini-iTX motherboards designed with rich functionality and reliable performance in a small footprint that measure just 170 x 170 mm. The highly integrated platforms features low power consumption of less than 100 Watts and have one basic PCI-E X16 expansion slot for graphics card.