Tuesday, June 3rd 2014

Sapphire Also Shows off Atomic Z97 Motherboard

In addition to the Atomic 990FX, which features a full-coverage water block, Sapphire also showed off its cousin from the Intel platform, the Atomic Z97 (SIZ97). The motherboard in the picture below may look barren without its heatsinks, but that's because it has none, its water-block is standing right next to it, and needs to be installed after you drop in a CPU. Among its features are a 6-phase high-current CPU VRM, two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, five SATA 6 Gb/s, one mSATA 6 Gb/s, and mainstream connectivity.
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10 Comments on Sapphire Also Shows off Atomic Z97 Motherboard

#1
Jetster
Molex in the center of the board. I dont like that. And is there a second block for the chipset?
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#2
bogami
So good cooling so miserable motherboard :D
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#3
mr2009
what the hell people in sapphire smoke when they making this board?
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#4
buildzoid
It's weird sapphire has some of the most blinged out GPUs but their motherboards are so bare and ugly.
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#5
Dj-ElectriC
Poeple here must have never heared about pre-released samples containing no heat-sinks.

Gee...
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#6
mr2009
[QUOTE="btarunr, post: 3117357, member: 43587"The motherboard in the picture below may look barren without its heatsinks, but that's because it has none, its water-block is standing right next to it, and needs to be installed after you drop in a CPU.[/quote]
Dj-ElectriC said:
Poeple here must have never heared about pre-released samples containing no heat-sinks.

Gee...
the heat sink is right next to it....
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#7
Dj-ElectriC
It is highly likeable for it to come with a fansink as-well
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Hilux SSRG
Jetster said:
Molex in the center of the board. I dont like that. And is there a second block for the chipset?
mr2009 said:
what the hell people in sapphire smoke when they making this board?
It screams amateur mobo design to me as well.
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Cruise51
Molex in the middle is a no-no. Though I really like the idea of a mobo coming with a waterblock by default.
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9700 Pro
Cruise51 said:
Molex in the middle is a no-no. Though I really like the idea of a mobo coming with a waterblock by default.
As far as I know those Molex's aren't neccessary unless you go multi-GPU, that's just for giving extra juice for PCI-E slots.

And my opinion is that Sapphire has the best looking mobos ever, anyone remembers those white Sapphire mobos? ;)
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