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why not put all 4 dimms on one side (IMHO you only need to split them if you have more than 6)... other than that SWEET more competition!
I read somewhere that it's due to keeping the traces on the motherboard about the same length. It has to do with the latency for each RAM module, and the fact that each is on its own channel.


This is what Saphire calls a "Pure Black" motherboard? They need to rename it the "Sapphire X79 Pure Black* Motherboard " *May include blue, red, yellow, sliver, and teal.

It also seems to be a bit lacking in the VRM department. Only 7+2? On a board this expensive?
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post #12 of 62
You guys are very picky. A girlfriend cannot even be this hard to satisfy.
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Hey, it looks pretty decent, and the Gigabit chips are just... OMG. Those things would definitely make me lean over this board!

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It also seems to be a bit lacking in the VRM department. Only 7+2? On a board this expensive?
Who cares about if it has 7+2 phases? As long as they use quality MOSFETs and quality filtering capacitors, to me as if it had only two.
   
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post #14 of 62
how come every time an X79 board hits the news people comment on the RAM slots like they never knew that how X79 is?
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post #15 of 62
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You guys are very picky. A girlfriend cannot even be this hard to satisfy.
I don't like it because it does not match my shoes.

Seriously though that is a pretty good set up board IMO.
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Anyone know why Sapphire doesn't have SLI chipset access? Never seen an Intel motherboard without SLI support, so I'm just curious.

If I remember right, XFX doesn't have NVIDIA either which, let's be honest, isn't really a huge loss. But I wish EVGA did AMD cards.
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post #17 of 62
"Pure Black"

Has blue slots.



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post #18 of 62
X79 has ram slots on both sides because of the pin outs of the processor. Also that board is a hell of a lot better looking then the sabertooth
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Anyone know why Sapphire doesn't have SLI chipset access? Never seen an Intel motherboard without SLI support, so I'm just curious.

If I remember right, XFX doesn't have NVIDIA either which, let's be honest, isn't really a huge loss. But I wish EVGA did AMD cards.
Because Sapphire is an official partner for AMD GPUs, and doesn't make nVidia boards at all, is my guess.
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Because Sapphire is an official partner for AMD GPUs, and doesn't make nVidia boards at all, is my guess.
The article said it involves industry politics so I'm guessing there's a bit more to it than that ..


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