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Sapphire - Axion 9100 review - Page 1
Sapphire Axion RS300-AA38 is an all-in-one motherboard for Intel processors, which uses a relatively new ATI chipset, namely the 9100 IGP. Saphire is a graphics card manufacturer, and one of the biggest ATI partners in this category. The board as we will see is mainly directed for low-cost solutions.
The Radeon IGP9100 a chipset that offers an integrated graphics core based on the ATI Radeon 9200 GPU. Compared to the other boards with an integrated graphics solution, its performance is more of a decent standard. It is fully compatible with DirectX 8.1, and has TV-Out outputs.
The Radeon 9100 IGP chipset, codenamed RS300, was designed to support the Pentium family of processors. Its specifications resemble the ones of the Intel 865’s, supporting models with 400/533/800 MHz FSB, and up to 2GB of memory in dual channel mode. Hyperthreading processors are supported as well, and with a firmware update with the latest BIOS from the company’s website, Prescott cpus are supported too. Dual Channel mode memory configurations are supported as well.