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Sapphire Pure Black X58 Motherboard Review – overclocking performance

Rating: 9.0.

Over the years Sapphire have earned a reputation as one of AMD’s strongest partners, bringing to market high quality, performance graphics cards. Their VaporX and Toxic Editions have garnered a passionate enthusiast audience who wait patiently for their release. In the past Sapphire have successfully delved outside the graphics card arena, releasing a full range of ‘Pure’ branded power supplies.

Today we are looking at a pre-production X58 motherboard Sapphire will be releasing called the ‘Pure Black X58’. The specifications are impressive with full coverage for USB 3.0, Sata 6GBps, Bluetooth 2.1 and support for up to 24GB of DDR3 memory.

Quick Overview:
Processor: Intel Core i7 LGA1366 support
Chipset: Intel X58 + ICH10R chipset
Memory: Supports 6 DDR3 DIMM Triple Channel 1333/1066/800 (max 24GB)
Expansion Slot: 4 PCI-E x16, 1 PCI 2.3
Audio: 8 Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
LAN: PCI Express Gigabit
USB 3.0: 2 x USB 3.0 ports
USB 2.0: 10 x USB 2.0 ports

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