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.
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.
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.
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5 Review: Very Powerful Gaming Motherboard from G1-Killer Series
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.
Conclusion: At the heart of the motherboard’s built in audio solution is the Creative Recon 3D chip. The Recon 3D chip is a quad core solution and is expected to handle all the audio related processing. However Creative Soundblaster solutions have been renowned for their software bundles and their Recon 3D and Z series cards come with a variety of software to tweak the sound including enhancements like Scout (which enhances the sound of footsteps to make it easier for gamers who...
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?
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.
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.
GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 5 Motherboard and i7-4770K Haswell Video Review
1 June 2013
Excerpt: Today Intel launched the 4th Gen Intel Core i7 processors and the Z87 chipset, you can find our usual full text review here . Below Kaeyi Dream and Stuart Davidson talk us through Gigabytes latest edition the G1.Sniper 5 and the Intel Core i7-4770K. Don’t forget to subscribe to the HardwareHeaven channel to keep up-to-date with our video reviews.
Обзор Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5 – уже пятый улучшенный снайпер
1 December 2014
Summary: Материнская плата Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5 достойно прошла тестирование, показав при этом весьма высокую функциональность. Кроме отсутствия неактуальных уже интерфейсов, недостатков у новинки нет. О достоинствах платы говорить не будем – им посвящен целый обзор. Что касается цены, то она высокая. Однако сколько бы ни запросили за новинку, она будет стоить этих денег.