Summary: The Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5 is the direct successor to the , which had earned our Excellent Hardware Award. It is also the bigger version of the G1.Sniper M5. Completely unusual: the name of the new model, since the number 3 is usually followed by the 4.
Pros: good performance with a strong CPU power supply and numerous overclocking features, luxurious facilities including ten USB 3.0 and SATA 6G ten interfaces, PCI Express 3.0 support to four PEG slots, good overall performance, premium sound with replaceable op-amps, watercooling-ready
Cons: increased power consumption, extremely high price
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.