Sapphire may have been late to the party with the Pure Black FX990, but it's marginally the best performer of all the FX990 motherboards we've tested so far.

Truth be told, the difference is tiny, but it does enable Sapphire's board to sit at the top of the list, for the time being at least.

CPU video encoding performance

Sapphire pure black fx990

CPU rendering performance

Sapphire pure black fx990