Sapphire Strutting Its Stuff for the AMD A Series James White June 2, 2011 Sapphire showed off their newest addition to their motherboards with the Pure Platinum A75 with FM1 socket at Computex. This board should fall in the entry level to mid-range buyer’s market considering the expected price range of the AMD A-series processors and lack of “bonuses” on the board. The Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 has 4 USB 3.0 (2 on the back panel, 2 from on-board header), a Single PCIe 2.0 x16 slot, 4 SATA 6 Gb/s ports, and your standard array of other options. Unique to the board (so far) is a mSATA slot on this ATX form factor board. The mSATA slot is for an SSD, but I am personally not sure what to make of the idea. The options for SSDs that fit the form factor are very limited and slow compared to 2.5″ SSD drives. I would rather see them use this space to add an additional PCIe x16 slot to the board, or change the mSATA to a mini PCIe slot for a wireless-N adapter. Even with my grips, the board may still be a great overall buy depending on the price. Source: TechPowerUp! Share This With The World!