Conclusion: The Sapphire Pure Black X58 isn’t a groundbreaking motherboard. It’s quirky and not the best when it comes to overclocking, as it loses out by 25MHz in the QPI frequency overclocking stakes. Even flashing the BIOS is more difficult than on many cheaper X58 motherboards.
Excerpt: We will be taking a look at a brand new motherboard and I believe direction for SAPPHIRE. This board is quite different than what they have done in the past and on top of that it is an Intel CPUbased motherboard.
Pros: Easy to find and read markings on the board, Bluetooth, New styling for SAPPHIRE, LED temp display on MB, Quick access buttons/switches on MB, TriXX OC software, Desktop temp widget
Cons: Large name badge placed on heatsink, Non SLI for a X58 board