With the new Core i7 Sandy Bridge 3000 Series E are necessary for the use of new boards based on Socket 2011, as before buying remains the difficult decision of which model you should choose we think so, if you are already a Core i7 3930K begrudge you should not save on the board. After all, you want to continue and have fun with the new chip, a provider would be interesting Sapphire, offering for several years and the base for a variety of appropriate models, for the current Socket 2011 is currently only one model is available, the Sapphire Pure Black X79N, this board is a good mix of gamers and overclocking board.
With the base in 2011, the new board lot of features that are necessary for the new processors thus, the Board is of the emergence of entirely new, the memory interface has been changed again, to quad channel. This will replace the triple channel interface of the base 1366 and a little down on power of course, this increase with an enormous amount of space is connected, because the memory banks are now sitting on the left and right of the base.
Speaking of bases, and this is new with 2011 pads, therefore, have grown, the chip itself is 52 x 45 mm, significantly larger than its predecessor, as you can guess already, this is connected with a lot of space overhead. Accordingly, the boards will be quite large and the maximum of the fullest ATX format, let us once the features of the Sapphire Pure Black X79N a little more closely.
This board has with its many high-end features such as the new UEFI BIOS Sapphire, Dual BIOS switch, status monitor, test pads and heat stress monitor specifically designed for inventors and hardcore gamers, for the digital multi-channel power management circuits PWM components were installed in server quality that are ready when needed up to 270 W of power. Tools for hardware monitoring, and the proprietary cpu board from Sapphire Trixx software finally permit the trying out and configuration of many system parameters and optimise the operations of the CPU.
The new chipset will naturally be a worthy successor to the X58 and thus offer more features and extra no wonder we do not that the X79 chipset can be stretched to the edge, in the end it is up to manufacturers to install as many memory banks or PCIe slots it.
The X79 is a single chip and offers 20GB / s Direct Media Interface, of maximum equipment can be up to eight PCI Express lanes, 6 ports SATA 3Gb / s and 6 Gb / s support, depending on the additional chip, it can be even more. Hence, it gives 14 USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, the famous Intel HD Audio and Intel Rapid Storage Tech in the Enterprise 3.0 edition, other additional such as USB 3.0 or quicker and good audio or LAN chips be left to the several board manufacturers.