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Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5

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Gigabyte's G1.Sniper 5 motherboard reviewed

21 March 2014
  • Summary: The G1.Sniper 5 is a study in excess on multiple fronts. It supports two-, three-, and four-way CrossFire and SLI graphics configurations, which is a rarity for Haswell boards. It also boasts exotic onboard extras, including one of the most hard-core integrated audio implementations we've seen on a motherboard. Don't forget about the cornucopia of networking options and the extra SATA and USB ports, either.
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GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 5 Z87 Motherboard Review

PC Perspective
3 January 2014
  • Excerpt: The GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 5 motherboard is among GIGABYTE's flagship boards supporting the forth generation of the Intel Core processor line through the integrated Z87 chipset. The board offers support for the newest generation of Intel LGA1150-based processors with all the integrated features and port support you've come to expect from a high-end board. At an MSRP of $419.99, the G1.Sniper 5 premium price is only matched by its premium and expansive feature set.
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Gigabyte G1.Sniper B5 review

The Guru of 3D
23 December 2013
  • Summary: It is quite amazing to see what Gigabyte brings to the table for roughly 80 EUR. Now granted, if you where planning dual-graphics cards, this is a no-no due to the limitations of the chipset. However, being B75 chipset based this motherboard has everything you need from 6 Gbps SATA ports, USB 3.0 ports and of course an improved and enhanced audio solution that is based on the Realtek ALC 868 codec. But lets not forget the included Gigabit jack.
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Overall 9

Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5 Review: Very Powerful Gaming Motherboard from G1-Killer Series

X-bit labs
1 December 2013
  • Summary: The motherboard is based on Intel Z87 but powered with a lot of additional controllers. Some features of Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5 are typical for high-end platforms and some are unique. The board has many advantages and a very few disadvantages.
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Onboard Audio Component Overview: Gigabyte G1 Sniper 5

27 November 2013
  • Excerpt: This is only a review of the audio capabilities of the Gigabyte G1 Sniper 5 motherboard based on the Intel Z87 chipset. Unfortunately, our sample board has memory compatibility and intermittent instability issues irrespective of the kits we’ve paired it with and the settings/XMP profiles. It made things worse when Gigabyte India refused to provide another replacement for the chip and/or the motherboard to verify/confirm the issue on the actual sample.
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Gigabyte G1.Sniper B5 review: affordable gaming motherboard

7 October 2013
  • Excerpt: The G1.Sniper B5 is an affordable Haswell motherboard in Gigabyte's gaming line. Partially due to the fact it uses the Intel B85 chipset, Gigabyte was able to keep the price below £100. But were they able to keep the gaming DNA intact?
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Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5 Motherboard Review

mad shrimps
31 July 2013
  • Summary: The G1.Sniper 5 Z87 motherboard from Gigabyte is packed with all bells and whistles and offers stuff like Killer E2200 NIC, a solid 16-phase VRM, Sound Blaster Core3D audio with interference PCB isolation and replaceable OP AMPs, a 2-in-1 heatsink on the VRM which also acts as a water block, 4-way CrossFireX/SLI support and many more.
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Gigabyte G1 Sniper 5 motherboard review

The Guru of 3D
21 June 2013
  • Summary: Gosh, the motherboard manufacturers surely went bazerk with the new Series 8 motherboards. The G1.Sniper 5 is a killer alright. The features are just amazing from the Quad SLI support (thanks to an added PLX chip) towards WIFI, the ten 6 Gbps SATA ports the many USB 3.0 ports the enhanced audio solutions. And of course the don't forget about KillerNIC. I remember these PCI card based on that Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200 chip topping over 100 bucks a pop.
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Preview Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5

18 April 2014
  • Excerpt: Como muchos sabran, falta poco tiempo para el lanzamiento de las placas madre Gigabyte Serie 8 y desde HD-Tecnología queremos adelantarte lo que va a venir. El lanzamiento de estas placas incluye un gran cambio , que es un nuevo zócalo, que será exclusivo para los nuevos procesadores Intel Core de 4ta. Generación lo cuales serán lanzados este 4 de Junio.
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GIGABYTE G1 Sniper 5

18 April 2014
  • Excerpt: Intels neuer Chipsatz für den Sockel 1150 mit Namen “Z97″ wird vermutlich Anfang Mai den Markt betreten. Dieser erscheint dann, so vermuten es die Experten, zeitgleich mit dem Prozessoren “Haswell” Refresh. Bis dahin muss noch mit dem momentan aktuellen Z87 Chipsatz im High End Bereich vorlieb genommen werden. Höchste Zeit also, noch eine aktuelle Platine dieses Typus zu testen.
  • Cons: Das GIGABYTE G1 Sniper 5 ist nun schon längere Zeit am Markt, sodass man ein ausgereiftes Produkt erwarten darf. Dies ist auch der Fall. Das BIOS macht eine solide Figur, das Mainboard lief immer stabil während des Tests. Die Speicher Unterstützung für unsere verschieden verwendeten ICs fiel gut aus, einhergehend mit einer annehmbaren Performance in den Benchmarks. Da auch die Ausstattung zur absoluten Oberklasse gehört, gibt es nicht viel zu kritisieren, außer dem Pr...
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