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Sapphire Pure Black X58

Posted January 31, 2011 by Jake in CPU & Motherboards







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Features and Specifications

From Sapphire: "Designed to appeal to the enthusiast the SAPPHIRE Pure Black X58 supports 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 as well as SATA II ports, 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. The SAPPHIRE Pure Black X58 has many features to support ‘overclocking’. The power sections are highly stable, featuring solid capacitors and SAPPHIRE Diamond Black chokes. BIOS options help optimize settings and SAPPHIRE TriXX gives easy access to performance tuning and status monitoring."

Here are the specifications for the Sapphire Pure Black X58:


  • Intel LGA1366: Intel Core i7 Series processors


  • Intel® X58 Express Chipset + ICH10R Chipset


  • 6 slots 240-pin DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600+ non-ECC, un-buffered memory

    24 GB Max.

Expansion Slots

  • 3 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots
  • 1 x 32-bit PCI slots
  • 1 x PCI Express x16 slots


  • 2 x Serial ATA III 6Gb/s connectors
  • 5 x Serial ATA II 3Gb/s connectors
  • Supports HDDs with RAID 0, 1,5,10 functions
  • 1 x Ultra DMA 133 IDE connector


  • Realtek ALC892 HD Audio CODEC with 8-Channel


  • Marvell 88E8057 PCI-Express Gigabit LAN

Rear Panel I/O Ports

  • 8 x USB 2.0 port
  • 2 x USB 3.0 port
  • 1 x 1394a port
  • 1 x SPDIF Coaxial OUT
  • 1 x Audio I / O ports
  • 1 x SPDIF Optical Out
  • 1 x Supporting Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR by Atheros AR3011
  • 1 x e-SATA port
  • PS/2 KB/MS combo port

Internal I/O Connectors

  • 1 x USB 2.0 headers
  • CPU 4 pin PWM Fan connectors
  • 3 Pin Chassis Fan connectors
  • 24-pin ATX Power connector
  • 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
  • Control (Front) panel headers
  • SPDIF In/out header
  • 1 x 1394a headers

Special Features

  • Voltage measure PAD
  • Power on Button with Power LED
  • Reset Button with HDD access LED
  • Clear CMOS button
  • Diagnostic LED with CPU temperature monitor
  • Dual BIOS with select Jumpers or switch
  • 100% Japanese Solid Capacitor

Form Factor

  • ATX, Size 12" x 9.6"

Let’s take a closer look at the package and accessories for the Pure Black X58.

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