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.
Excerpt: In our recent group test of 37 Haswell motherboards the gamer-oriented Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5 walked away with the highest honors, the Gold Award. Gigabyte now sent us the Micro ATX version, called the Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5. We compared it to the 37 motherboards we tested earlier.
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
Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 review: Gigabytes gaming Haswell moederbord in het klein
15 August 2013
Excerpt: In onze vergelijkingstest van 37 Haswell moederborden van begin juli was de op gamers gerichte Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5 één van de moederborden die een felbegeerde Hardware.Info Gold Award in de wacht sleepte. Gigabyte stuurde ons nu ook de Micro ATX uitvoering van dit bord, de Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5.