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Sapphire Pure Black X58
"Sapphire has been in the game for a long time. The company is best known not only for making video cards, but also for making some of the best on the market when AMD (previously ATI) are on top of their game. Sapphire getting into motherboards isn't really anything new, as we've seen them offer AMD ones for a while with the Pure line."
"The Pure Black X58 also comes with the new generation of I/O interfaces, in the shape of twin SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 ports, as well as legacy support in the shape of the oft-missed IDE interface. Granted it aint the fastest, but there's still a lot of us out there with our grint stored on old PATA drives…"
"Overclocking the Sapphire Pure Black X58 initially was met with a lot of failed boot attempts until I figured that the voltages needed were a bit different from the values I've needed in the past. Not so much different but one in particular that I had never really needed to adjust before was the IOH/ICH I/O voltage. This voltage helped bring stability to my overclock at 210 x 20. The board could boot up to a bclock of 218Mhz and make it into windows at 214Mhz but good long-term stability was only reached at a bclock of 210. This of course done using air cooling."
"The Sapphire Pure Black X58 is the company's first foray into the premium Intel motherboard market, and this board sports gorgeous styling, strong features, and impressive performance. But it's in for a very tough fight against some established companies and products. Can the Pure Black X58 measure up?"
"This board is quite different than what they have done in the past and on top of that it is an Intel CPU based motherboard. Loaded with lots of extras and features this board could show that Sapphire is ready to challenge other manufactures."
"Sapphire makes a comeback in the motherboard market, and this time they're aiming right at the enthusiasts with their PURE Black lineup of boards. Their Intel X58-based PURE Black X58 motherboard looks to check off most of the features we've come to expect for this market segment, now see how well it fares in our own checklist by hitting the review link!"
"Sapphire isn't a new name when it comes to performance computer parts. Sapphire has been manufacturing AMD based graphics cards for a number of years already. Now Sapphire is making a move back to another segment of the enthusiast PC market, and they are poised to take it by storm. Which segment, you may ask?"
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