Sapphire pure platinum h67

As with all ITX boards, the limitations of the form factor are apparent when it comes to expansion slots, as there is only room for a single x16 PCI-E slot. But still, it's a full-size slot capable of handling a proper discrete card.

We liked

As with most of the better Sandy Bridge-equipped ITX boards, Sapphire has made full use of the display options offered by the H67 chipset which, when you add in Intel's QuickSync video transcoding technology built into the Sandy Bridge proccessors, makes the Pure Platinum H67 an ideal base for a tiny HTPC or media PC.

Sapphire's Pure Platinum H67 also a well put together board with the brand's usual attention to detail.

We disliked

It's difficult to find anything to dislike about Sapphire's Pure Platinum board. It may have slightly less in its feature list than Zotac's H67-ITX Wi-Fi, for example, but then again it's around £30 cheaper.

Verdict

The Sapphire Pure Platinum H67 is yet another very well put together mini motherboard that shows that the ITX format is no longer the ugly duckling of the motherboard world.