With Atom providing lacklustre performance, Fusion could boost the speed of mini-ITX motherboards.
Sapphire has just announced a host of new hardware that will be showcased at the Cebit tradeshow in Germany this year. An AMD Fusion-based mini-ITX motherboard and a new range of graphics cards are just some of the new products that Sapphire is keen to show off.
It's been a while since we've seen a motherboard from Sapphire, but its new product list includes the P67-based Pure Black P67 Hydra, as well as the X58-based Pure Black X58. In addition, a mini-ITX AMD Fusion-based motherboard called the Fusion Mini E350 is sure to be a hit with fans of this tiny form factor, and it includes DVI, HDMI and D-Sub video outputs, as well as a PCI-E graphics slot.
As well as its popular Vapor-X and TOXIC graphics cards, Sapphire will also be previewing its HD 6950 FleX card at Cebit this year. The FleX range of graphics cards enable up to three DVI monitors to be used in Eyefinity mode without the need for costly adaptors or DisplayPort monitors. The range will span from the HD 5670 FleX to the flagship HD 6950 FleX.
Sapphire has also announced its Xtend graphics card; a Radeon HD 5570 1GB with a built in programmable TV tuner. When connected to a standard TV antenna, it will receive and decode local free to air DVB-T TV and radio stations.
The user will then be able to watch TV on the host PC using Windows Media Center and the supplied remote control. Additionally, by installing the supplied FlexiStream software on the PC, users will be able to watch all of their home TV programmes from anywhere in the world using the XtendTV client on a remote PC or laptop.
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