Tuesday, December 13th 2011

Sapphire Releases the Pure Black 990FX (AM3+) Motherboard

Well-known add-in board maker Sapphire Technology has today introduced the Pure Black 990FX, a high-end full ATX motherboard which is based on AMD's 990FX/SB950 chip combo and supports both AM3 and AM3+ processors.

Sapphire's new board comes with a black PCB and features a passive cooling solution, Diamond Black chokes, four DDR3 memory slots, nine SATA ports (six are SATA 6.0 Gbps, the rest are 3.0 Gbps) and six PCI-Express x16 slots for CrossFireX setups.

The Pure Black 990FX also has dual Gigabit Ethernet, one eSATA connector, four USB 3.0 ports (two on the back panel, two more via a header), Bluetooth, 7.1 channel audio, UEFI BIOS (and a Dual BIOS), a debug LED, and a MOLEX connector to supply graphics cards with more power. This motherboard has already started shipping and can be found listed with a price tag of 159.90 Euro.
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12 Comments on Sapphire Releases the Pure Black 990FX (AM3+) Motherboard

#1
DanishDevil
I miss the PURE Sapphire boards with white PCB.
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#2
specks
I really thought the entire(or at least most)board was black
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#3
pantherx12
Why do Sapphire make pretty nice looking graphics cards but make damn ugly motherboards?

Doesn't make sense.

Also, no sound card/regular expansion slots at all?

Cmon at-least chuck one in!

Although if all 6 pci-e slots are truely x16 that's quite impressive, could they all run at that speed?

Could be handy for a folder I guess In that case.
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#5
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
In b4 everyone else:

I too miss the white PCB, seems with all the white cases it should have made a resurgence by now!?!?
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#6
specks
^
WTF is this?:wtf:
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#7
DanishDevil
by: specks
^
WTF is this?:wtf:
That is Sapphire's PURE Innovation PI-A9RX480. White PCB with UV Red (pink) sockets.

by: sneekypeet
In b4 everyone else:
http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/motherboards/sapphire/pi-a9rx480/sapphire_sml.jpg
I too miss the white PCB, seems with all the white cases it should have made a resurgence by now!?!?
Corsair 600T with white exterior, black interior, white motherboard with gray or black slots & heatsinks, white RAM, white tubing, black power cables, GPU, and PSU. Would be pretty sick. I would call her Grayscale.

Anybody know anyone who can custom manufacture a motherboard? :p
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#8
Zubasa
by: pantherx12
Why do Sapphire make pretty nice looking graphics cards but make damn ugly motherboards?

Doesn't make sense.

Also, no sound card/regular expansion slots at all?

Cmon at-least chuck one in!

Although if all 6 pci-e slots are truely x16 that's quite impressive, could they all run at that speed?

Could be handy for a folder I guess In that case.
What stops you from putting a sound card/raid controller in an x16 slot?
Most sound cards/ etc are pci-e these days.
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#9
loleafidas
by: Zubasa
What stops you from putting a sound card/raid controller in an x16 slot?
Most sound cards/ etc are pci-e these days.
I guess that he loves his 1st PCI Soundcard so much n dun want 2 replace it by PCIE Soundcard, so ... :-)
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#10
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: loleafidas
I guess that he loves his 1st PCI Soundcard so much n dun want 2 replace it by PCIE Soundcard, so ... :-)
thats a PCI-E slot actually
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#11
pantherx12
by: Zubasa
What stops you from putting a sound card/raid controller in an x16 slot?
Most sound cards/ etc are pci-e these days.
What a massive waste of bandwidth, a sound card doesn't need pci-e : /
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#12
DanishDevil
PCI offers 133MB/s of bandwidth.
PCI-Ex1 offers 250MB/s of bandwidth.

By offering all PCI-E slots, a motherboard can support more current generation stuff. Why would you cause such a fuss buying a $60 PCI-Ex1 sound card when you're spending money on a 990FX board?
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