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Sapphire has just announced that for the very first time it will introduce Intel based mainboards in the high-end sector. This might come as a shock to many, but back in June 2010 news broke that several key EVGA motherboard team members left and headed over to Sapphire. With AMD Fusion motherboards coming out and Sapphire wanting to enter the high-end enthusiast motherboard market this makes perfect sense.
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This is a very BIG move for Sapphire in the motherboard world considering before, their boards were all designed, and built by Jetway with Sapphire logos printed on them. (Though characteristics of the Hummer Series left in place.)
Edited by Tator Tot - 1/11/11 at 8:21am
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You mean x58. Their last x58 board bombed and I think they had to pull it because of all of the defects.
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You mean x58. Their last x58 board bombed and I think they had to pull it because of all of the defects.
Typo and edited that.

Like I said; before all their boards came strait from Jetway and Sapphire had little control or dealing with the boards as RMA wasn't even handled by them.

This is a whole different story, these boards are designed & built in house.
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uh i remember jetway being as cheap as ECS and ECs especially sucked in the early 90s and i'd assume still do. This doesn't exactly mean it be cheap considering it's contracted work. I find this news interesting and exciting.
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uh i remember jetway being as cheap as ECS and ECs especially sucked in the early 90s and i'd assume still do. This doesn't exactly mean it be cheap considering it's contracted work. I find this news interesting and exciting.
Jetway's Hummer Series of boards are pretty good; and for the price they usually fall into (>$100) they are not bad offerings. Though BIOS support usually tends to be weak.

Build Quality is much better now.

ECS Is the same though; they've really stepped up build quality. ECS also has good BIOS updates now.
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well if the bios support is any thing like foxconn did for the foxconn destroyer (see sig rig) then there is something to B about. It would be nice to have an all black and blue mobo that performs my current 775 board from MSI is on it's second RMA to bad sapphire isn't making a 775 board.
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I read pure black, and thought the board would've been...pure black...i r disappoint :'(
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Nice article, bad you dont have rep button
BTW, where is the phase power???
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsZpy...layer_embedded
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This is a very BIG move for Sapphire in the motherboard world considering before, their boards were all designed, and built by Jetway with Sapphire logos printed on them. (Though characteristics of the Hummer Series left in place.)
You know where shamino is working right now? I like it.
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You know where shamino is working right now? I like it.
Yup

Has anyone said anything publicly about it yet? Like a press release?
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