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Sapphire Pure Black X79N Motherboard and HD7970 GPU Review

Rating: 8.0.

Today we are taking a look at the latest ‘Pure Black' X79N motherboard from Sapphire, based around Intel's enthusiast X79 platform (LGA2011). We have reviewed many Sapphire motherboards in the past and have admired their build quality and overall level of performance, even if their bios configurations have been lagging a little behind industry leaders such as ASUS. We are pairing this motherboard up with Sapphire's high end AMD HD7970.

Sapphire have been a little later to market than other manufacturers in releasing their X79 solution … Kitguru has already looked at various models from ASUS, Gigabyte and ASRock.

The Pure Black X79N has dual Gigabit lan, USB 3.0, SATA 6Gbps and BlueTooth support and is built with quality Japanese Polymer solid capacitors, Sapphire diamond chokes and 30u gold plating.

Is this the foundation for a kick ass performance system build to start 2012 with a bang?

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