Didnt know sapphire made motherboards, thats new to me.
AMD APU chips seem pretty nice for budget computers. I know a few people who mainly only use their computers for internet browsing and light gaming, so these chips might be perfect for them
This platform goes beyond simple internet browsing and light gaming. It's video encoding and decoding speeds are impressive and there is a lot of features on it too. Gaming is excellent with another GPU added into the mix, They work together to provide exceptional frame-rates.
I don't have as nice a F1 based mainboard as this one, (mine is a ASRock A75M-HVS) but it's impressive anyway. It has THX TruStudio sound, 6 SATA-3 ports, 4 USB 3.0 ports, and it supports Blu-ray Stereoscopic 3D with HDMI 1.4a.
The BIOS is a graphical UEFI BIOS and the USB ports charge your connected devices even when the PC is turned off. It also has a software tweak that speeds up USB data transfers called XFast USB. I tried it and it really works. I'd say it's full featured.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
"Gaming is excellent with another GPU added into the mix"
No it's not. First of all the scaling shown on different benchmarks is far from ideal. Secondly sure it's far far ahead from any Intel GPU but that doesn't say much. Thirdly you're way better of getting a proper low-end discrete GPU. The performance just isn't there for gaming at normal resolutions just like trying to run folding at home would be useless on them.
They're good all-round computers/setups but excellent gaming isn't even remotely close.
Schmich:No it's not.
Works good for me,...
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