It appears as though Sapphire is aiming to take a stab at the enthusiast level motherboard market. And based on what we are seeing, we don’t hate the idea. While they have had some rather mediocre mobo entries in the past, it looks to be a fresh stab at the game and incorporates some new innovations they have taken from their gamer graphic cards.
SAPPHIRE Technology announced at CES 2011 that they will be releasing two high-end enthusiast motherboards later this year, the SAPPHIRE Pure Black X58 for Intel Core i7, and the SAPPHIRE Pure Black P67 Hydra for Sandy Bridge. These boards should compliment the SAPPHIRE TOXIC line of video cards.