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Sapphire Pure Black X58

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Based on 11 expert reviews
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By APC Magazine on 80

Sapphire is a company most people associate with high-quality AMD graphics cards, not motherboards. While it has released a small amount of AMD motherboards in the past, this is Sapphire's first real entry into the motherboard...

By HardwareHeaven on 90

Starting with the Pure Black X58 we have a board which is well built. In our time using it with a mixture of i7 CPUs it has performed flawlessly and has had no problem running memory in excess of 2100MHz. As our testing showed it also had no problems...

By Bit-tech.net on 80

The Sapphire Pure Black X58 isn’t a groundbreaking motherboard. It’s quirky and not the best when it comes to overclocking, as it loses out by 25MHz in the QPI frequency overclocking stakes. Even flashing the BIOS is more difficult than on...

By Rage3D on 90

TuniqOur CPU's final overclock was restricted by the amount of voltage needed for the CPU to be stable, in part because of the Sapphire 8-phase power design and VRM cooling, rather than the CPU temperature. This indicates the Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme...

By Modders-Inc on 80

and RatingLooking back and going through the test results leads me to a couple of conclusions. The first being that the PURE Black Intel motherboard showed us some good performance numbers and it did rather well against, and sometimes beating, a...

By TechEye on 60

6/10. Although a high end and enthusiast chipset, the feature list is a little on the light side for the price bracket. Share thisMore Mini mobo fight: Sapphire IPC-AM3DD785G Vs ECS H55H-I Mini-ITX We take a dekko at AMD's latest e series processors...

By TechRadar on 60

Seemingly from out of nowhere, here comes AMD heartthrob, Sapphire, with a top-end Intel motherboard, the Pure Black X58.Now, it's no stranger to motherboard manufacturing but due to its AMD leanings in the past, as its largest graphics board...

By Kitguru.net on 90

For an ultimate performance system this board has proved to be right up there with the best of...

By InsideHW on

Sapphire first became a known brand due to its ATI graphics cards, and they were known for virtually no connections to the other camp. However, from time to time, this company happens to present a new motherboard every now and then. We say...

By Motherboards.org on

Sapphire is still very new to the motherboard arena and even though they have had a few motherboards in the past this is still relatively new territory for them, but they now have an ace up their sleeve. What gives Sapphire an Ace up the...

By Legit Reviews on

If you are in the market for an Intel X58 motherboard with the latest features and support for CrossfireX configurations, the Sapphire Pure Black X58 motherboard may just be the board for you!...

By Hardware Canucks on

When you do a quick overview of the Sapphire Pure Black X58 motherboard, things look very promising. With two SATA 6GB/s ports, five SATA 3GB/s ports, eight USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, a FireWire port, a eSATA port, an onboard Bluetooth...

By Neoseeker on

Sapphire is amongst the most respected names for AMD graphics card partners, but their previous motherboard attempts did little to help them stand out as a premier name in the motherboard market. This was due to their older models using a very basic...

By TechwareLabs on

When you think of Sapphire, the platform that mostly comes to mind is AMD. This is probably because Sapphire is the largest company producing and distributing ATI products. Now, however, we may be looking at an entirely different ball game. With the...

By Pureoverclock on

The X58 has been around for quite some time now but it's proven to have longevity. It is technically intel's flagship platform, although the Socket 1155 P67 platform is proving to be a juggernaut. That takes a bit of shine off the X58 lineup,...

By Overclockers Club on

I can honestly say I am surprised by what Sapphire has been able to do with an Intel motherboard. This surprise is based on some of the AMD boards in the past that did fine at stock speeds but lacked the overclocking credentials to make a lasting...

By LanOC Reviews on

It’s clear just by looking at the PURE Black X58 that they aren’t messing around. This board has the style and feature set to run with the big dogs and I expect to see much more from Sapphire over the next few years. My complaints about the...

International Review By BitCity on 81

Sapphire rinnova la linea di motherboard nel proprio listino con diverse soluzioni interessanti. Tra queste, abbiamo potuto provare la Pure Black X58, piattaforma di fascia alta per l'utenza alla ricerca di un sistema veloce e capace di assecondare...

International Review By AwardFabrik on 80

Sapphires Einstieg in die Welt der Intel Mainboards gelingt. Das Pure Black X58 ist ein solides Mainboard mit guten Features. Gefallen konnte das Layout und die Stabilität während des Betriebs, sowie kleinere Zusatzfeatures, wie z.B. eine...

International Review By Nexthardware on 100

In copertina abbiamo esordito dicendo che solo i migliori riescono ad accaparrarsi una fetta di mercato importante nel settore delle schede madri: ebbene, siamo di fronte ad uno di questi prodotti.Sapphire ha saputo unire, con un look originale, le...