that it means business in the motherboard market segment, Sapphire has announced two new mini ITX motherboard based on Intel's H67 and H61 chipset that will be a part of its Pure Platinum series.
Both motherboards feature support for Intel's 2nd gen Core LGA1155 processors and comes with Sapphire Diamond Black chokes, support for up to 8GB of DDR3 memory in two dual channel slots, mini PCI-E x1 slot (most probably located on the back of the motherboard, although we couldn't find a picture of it), full length PCI-Express x16 slot in case you decide to go for dedicated graphics card, Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports (eight including headers) integrated Bluetooth, integrated 7.1-channel audio and DVI, VGA, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs with support for dual video output with a pair of any of those ports.
The differences between the Pure Platinum H67 and the H61 lay in a couple of features, including the number of SATA ports. The H67 features two SATA 6Gbps and two SATA 3Gbps ports with support for RAID as well as support for Intel's Virtu, while the rest is pretty much indentical.
The Pure Platinum H67 is already listed in Europe with a lowest price tag se at €100,89 and the H61 will, of course, be a bit cheaper.