The Sapphire Co. is a well-known supplier of baseboards for AMD CPUs, but the novelty from this vendor,
BP-FT3bGS, is distinguished due to the fact that it doesn’t support processors mounting. Instead the
manufacturer locates a G-line AMD SoC on it beforehand. Supposedly, it’s a GX-210KL or a GX-210HL
SoC with the 4.5 or 7 W TDP respectively. The difference lies in the DDR3-1333/DDR3-1066 memory
module support by a controller, as well as in the operating temperature range, which is 0–90°C/-
Sapphire BP-FT3bGS is not big, 100 х 100 mm only, because the SoC is placed on the back side of the
board, where one can also find a radiator cooling system with two heat pipes. The specialty is meant to
be embedded into those devices, which earlier could operate AMD Geode based cards.
Two SODIMM slots can incorporate up to 16 GB of DDR3 RAM. The drive is linked to the mSATA port. A
mini PCI-e slot, two HDMI video outputs, two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports perform connectivity
functions. The Realtek RTL8111F controller ensures Gigabit Ethernet connection.
The Sapphire BP-FT3bGS baseboard, getting external power supply (19 V, 3.42 A), costs $89.