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SAPPHIRE Technology, best known as a manufacturer and global supplier of graphics solutions has just announced plans to seriously address the motherboard market with the introduction of high end Intel platforms.

SAPPHIRE has just released information that for the first time it will introduce Intel based mainboards in the high-end sector. Designed to appeal to the enthusiast, the first product will be a fully featured X58 board, to be known as the SAPPHIRE Pure Black X58, supporting the Intel core i7 series of processors. In addition to the established and highly regarded X58 chipset, the board incorporates many state of the art features such as on-board USB3.0, SATA III ports in addition to SATA II, Six dual channel DDR3 memory slots and 3 Gen2 (x16/x8/x8) and one Gen1 (x4) PCI-Express expansion slots as well as a host of peripheral connections and on-board 8-channel audio.
thats the x58 mobo
and theres another coming...a p67 hydra based one:
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The second Intel based board from SAPPHIRE will support the new range of SandyBridge processors from Intel. To be known as the SAPPHIRE Pure Black P67 Hydra, the new board shares many of the features of the X58 model, but in addition to the Intel P67 chipset it uses the Lucid Hydra chip to allow a mix of graphics configurations to be used in its PCI-Express slots. It again incorporates high quality components, extensive I/O and peripheral support and a number of performance tuning features.
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post #2 of 12
The hydra one sounds pretty sweet, I hope they make a 990FX or 890FX or something for AMD with a hydra chip!
post #3 of 12
hopefully these new mobo's don't look like most of sapphire's past efforts. you know, the ones that look like they went through the garbage cans in taiwan to scrounge up the parts to make em.
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Why do they include IDE/floppy on a SATA/USB3.0 board? I'm really curious why they bothered and thought this was a good idea...
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post #5 of 12
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Why do they include IDE/floppy on a SATA/USB3.0 board? I'm really curious why they bothered and thought this was a good idea...
Extreme overclockers perfer to use IDE disk drives. Extreme clocks can corrupt the PCIe and chipset.
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Extreme overclockers perfer to use IDE disk drives. Extreme clocks can corrupt the PCIe and chipset.
With such as late release of this X58 board, won't extreme clockers be going for Sandy anyways? It is a neat board I suppose, but awfully timed.
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Seems a little late for x58, no?
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white pcb plz
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white pcb plz
This nao plz.
post #10 of 12
Nice motherboard!

X58 has plenty of life left in it!
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