Sapphire Technology offers full support Phenom X4 CPUs

If you're planning on getting your hands on one of the new an AMD Phenom processors, you'd do well to make sure that you base your system on a Sapphire motherboard.

If you're planning on getting your hands on one of the new an AMD Phenom processors, you'd do well to make sure that you base your system on a Sapphire motherboard.

In a press release today, Hong Kong-based Sapphire Technology has announced that AMD's latest Phenom processors, in particular the 125W X4 9850 "Black Edition" (multiplier unlocked allowing broad overclocking opportunities) and the 9750, are fully supported by all its latest AM2+ motherboards. This support also extends to the microATX Hybrid Crossfire 780G.

Of particular note is that SAPPHIRE has full support for these new CPU’s on its 780G product, PI-AM2RS780G. This is NOT the case for the majority of competing 780G designs as they have used a far less capable configuration for the power sections and will only be able to support the earlier 95W CPU’s. (9500, 9550, 9600, 9650)

Sapphire Technology offers full support Phenom X4 CPUs
 

For existing owners of PI-AM2RS780G and PC-AM2RD790 boards, you will need a BIOS update in order to be fully leverage the newer CPUs. This update is available for download from the Sapphire website.