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Sapphire Pure Black X79N

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Posted April 19, 2012 by Jake in CPU & Motherboards
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Introduction

It is no secret that desktop sales have been a bit weak lately, due to the position of the economy. Inventory levels have been high especially with OEM manufacturers. Intel, concerned with this dilemma has quickly reacted to market conditions and has pushed their Ivy Bridge release back a bit longer than expected, but will have some quantities available very soon primarily for their partners. This time span will help Intel’s newest release, the Core i7 3820 find some traction in the marketplace. Priced as low as $279, it is an outstanding value for those looking for some great horsepower in computing and gaming.

Simiarly, the race also continues for marketshare with X79 (LGA2011) motherboards. The X79 chipset follows Intel’s “Tick Tock” strategy and brings some new changes to the table. Recently, Sapphire has raised a few eyebrows with their Pure Platinum and Pure Black Series in both Intel and AMD Platforms. Today, we have our hands on Sapphire’s newest release, the Pure Black X79N. With some exciting added features, we didn’t waste any time to check out this bold new motherboard.

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