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SAPPHIRE Supports Latest Intel CPU Family with Pure Platinum Z68 Mainboard

Is it fair on NVIDIA's part to levy an SLI tax on motherboard vendors?

  • It's fair because Intel effectively shut NVIDIA off the chipset industry

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • It's fair, provided NVIDIA doesn't discriminate on which vendor can('t) have it

    Votes: 6 42.9%
  • No, AMD doesn't do that for CrossFire support on current chipsets

    Votes: 8 57.1%

  • Total voters
    14

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SAPPHIRE Technology, a leading manufacturer and global supplier of graphics, mainboard and multimedia solutions has just introduced a new mainboard developed to support the latest SandyBridge family of CPU’s from Intel.

The SAPPHIRE Pure Platinum Z68 is a full ATX sized board that supports the 2nd Generation Intel SandyBridge i3 / i5 / i7 processor family using socket LGA1155. Four dual channel memory sockets are provided, supporting up to 16GB of DDR3 memory with current technology, and capable of supporting up to 32GB when suitable modules become available. There two USB 3.0 ports and four USB 2.0 ports (plus 8 on headers), as well as Gigabit LAN and Bluetooth connectivity with EDR (enhanced data rate). It has four SATA II 3G ports, and two SATA III 6G ports (+ two more on a header) and supports Intel “Rapid Storage” technology as well as RAID 1, 0, 5 and 10.

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Sapphire + Intel = :confused::confused:
 
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strange indeed...
 
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Sapphire released another motherboard?
Must be doing well for themselves to start releasing again.
Plus I have to agree with xBruce88x.
Unusual = combination.
 
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Impure! Impure!
 
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Glad to see Saphire back in the mobo market, now they just need to go back to white PCB, and it will be like the good old days!
 

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This board doesn't support SLI.

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This board doesn't support SLI.

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That's a downer, but not suprising given the "SLI tax" I suppose.
 
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#9
Glad to see Saphire back in the mobo market, now they just need to go back to white PCB, and it will be like the good old days!
yeah if it could
it would be nice we have white board again