Sapphire Technologies has come back into the AMD motherboard market with their new Pure Black 990FX. Based on the new 990FX chipset, the Sapphire Pure Black 990FX is feature rich and looks to take advantage of all the new Bulldozer CPU has to offer. The Pure Black 990FX is a full ATX motherboard with incredible expansion possibilities thanks to six PCIe slots which fully support AMD CrossfireX multi-GPU. Tweaking comes courtesy of a UEFI AMI Dual BIOS and included TRIXX software. The Sapphire Pure Black 990FX tackles connectivity with USB 3.0 and 2.0, nine SATA III ports (all backwards compatible and RAID capable), dual Gigabit LAN and on board Bluetooth. Bulldozer?s power requirements are met with an 8 phase PWM design featuring Diamond Chokes and Solid Capacitors. Overclocking is aided with onboard power and reset buttons as well as diagnostic LED and voltage probe points. To complete the entertainment experience, the Pure Black 990FX offers 7.1 surround sound complete with digital out."
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