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Sapphire Pure Platinum Z68 Motherboard Review

It’s really going to come down to your personal preference and the hardware that you already might have. If you’ve already got an AMD video card or two then the lack of SLI support isn’t even going to matter. If you’ve already got a build that features a very striking black and blue theme, then this board would also be one you should be considering. If these are things you are looking at purchasing for your next build anyway, then again this will be a board you should look into purchasing. By B. Ramirez

Let’s first have a look at the chipset that this board uses and go over some of its features. This chip’s main feature is that it supports Intel’s second generation of Core processors. Intel’s second generation of 1155 processors are set to bring a lot more power with Intel’s Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. This technology will allow for quick auto overclocking of their processors when applications require a boost in performance.

Intel’s Smart Response Technology is another really nice feature that this chipset brings to the table. This technology allows the user to pair a small SSD drive with a larger capacity mechanical drive, and get nearly the same performance that a stand-alone SSD drive would give. With this feature users will be able to save quite a bit of money and still get amazing performance. Intel’s dedication to giving their customers great features that will save them money is clearly demonstrated by this incredible feature.

Another amazing feature of this chipset is its support for Intel’s embedded graphics technology. With this feature the user will be able to run their display from either their discrete graphics card or from their processor’s embedded graphics without having to change any of the cables. With the display cable connected directly into the motherboard’s rear I/O the user will be able to switch between their graphics solutions depending on the application that they’re using. This can be a great way to save time and energy.

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