Sapphire announces a new motherboard for 2nd generation Intel Core Processors family. As its is evident from the name, Pure Platinum Z68 is based on Intel Z68 chipset. This ATX sized motherboard is fully compatible with all Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 processors having LGA1155 socket.
Sapphire Pure Platinum Z68 is equipped with 4 DIMM slots supporting dual channel, 8+3 phase power design, solid state capacitors and 3 PCI-e x16 slots. It also carries LucidLogix Virtu technology. Other features include four SATAII ports, four SATAIII ports, dual BIOS, Gigabit Ethernet port, two USB 3.0 ports, 7.1 channel high definition audio, Debug LED and other fine features such as Bluetooth and onboard power, reset, clear CMOS buttons for professional users and overclockers. It is available for end users at a price of 136.20 euros.