Summary: We evaluate GIGABYTE’s G1.Sniper 5 in an attempt to see if GIGABYTE hit the target or missed its mark. It comes prepared to water cool the chipset as well as a robust air cooling system on the motherboard's power components if you wish to go sans water.
Conclusion: I’ve always been a fan of when new technologies appear in the market, especially when they are able to harness huge amounts of power, yet have a very small footprint which is exactly what the Sniper M5 does, While it doesn’t offer quad SLI and a full-form factor, its bigger brother more than caters...
Pros: Colour scheme is awesome, Micro-ATX form factor is a pleasure to see, Overclocking was effortless and amazing, Improved audio features, Great all-round performance, New matching BIOS
Conclusion: I’m not a gamer, so I want to make that clear from the offset, and it’s not by choice, but instead is due to the hours I work and the fact of having a family who I spend every bit of spare time with.
Pros: Colour scheme is unique, Packed full of accessories, Fantastic overclocking potential, Amazing overclocked performance, Twin BIOS, 4-way SLI capabilities, Excellent durable components
Cons: High but justified pricing, Stock performance wasn’t at its peak