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Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87

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Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 Motherboard

APH Networks
28 February 2014
  • Conclusion: The highest raw overclock I was able to obtain with my Intel Core i7-4770K was marginally under 4.50 GHz (4.489 GHz to be exact, if you are really that picky) with the multiplier set at 45x. It took me quite a bit of time to manually get these results, so some variance may cause instability. With those set, I ran Prime95 on my Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 on all four cores for an extended period of time to ensure stability.
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Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z87 Motherboard

Ninja Lane
17 February 2014
  • Summary: When hardware enthusiasts look to build a gaming rig they often look at the upper high-end for their product selection.  This isn't because they need it or will use all the features but, because those systems offer the most in terms of power and expandability it is the logical choice.  In this review we looked at the Gigabyte G1 Killer Sniper Z87 gaming motherboard which is not the top of the line but rather a reasonable version that anyone could buy.
  • Pros: Onboard Hardware Audio Solution, Excellent Color Scheme, Standard ATX Motherboard Size, Thicker and Stronger PCB, Matte Black Finish, Improved UEFI Support, Enhanced Overclocking
  • Cons: Would like to have more than four fan headers, No DVI on I/O panel
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Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z87 (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

7 January 2014
  • Conclusion: As someone who has observed trends in high-end Intel motherboards over the successive generations, P67/Z68 to Z77 to Z87, it is easy to see that standard is rising rapidly. In just a few years almost all vendors are producing fantastic motherboards and now that standard is rising again. However, more importantly – what the G1 Sniper Z87 shows – is that the standard can still rise while the price is kept at affordable levels.
  • Pros: Excellent high quality audio with class-leading customisation options, A visually and functionally stunning dual UEFI BIOS, Onboard BIOS switches and Power/Reset/Clear CMOS buttons, Clean aesthetics and layout, Very easy to overclock with, Killer E2200 networking chip, 3 year warranty, Extremely competitive pricing
  • Cons: Limited fan header options, Six SATA ports may be limiting factor for some people
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Gigabyte G1. Sniper Z87 Motherboard Review

17 December 2013
  • Conclusion: The Gigabyte G1. Sniper Z87 proved to be a lot more than I was expecting, especially when we get to how much it costs. Currently, it can be had for $169.99 at Newegg , which is a grand bargain in my opinion. Sure, you don’t get things like extra third party SATA controllers, built-in WiFi, and a few other bells and whistles; but you also don’t get the $300 to $400 price tag either.
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GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z87 Gaming Motherboard Review

12 December 2013
  • Excerpt: When Intel launched their Haswell range of CPUs with the release of the socket 1150 based Core i7-4770K major motherboard manufacturers were able to release a wide range of new boards to support the new platform. One of those boards was from Gigabyte, the G1.Sniper 5 , and we found it to be an excellent high end board.
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Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 Review

9 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Since the Z77 chipset, Intel have absolutely got the formula nailed down. We've often mentioned how, within reason, you can buy any Z87 motherboard and find yourself with a good performing option that overclocks well.
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Recension: Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87

4 May 2014
  • Conclusion: för Intels Haswell arkitektur och sockel 1150. Idag har vi lagt vantarna på Gigabytes G1.Sniper Z87 anpassat för datorspelare som vill ha ut det mesta ur inte bara god överklockningspotential utan även rejält nätverkskort och framförallt, en framstående ljudkrets med utbytbara moduler.
  • Pros: Bra överklockningsförmåga, God ljudprestanda samt potential, Stabilt byggt med högkvalitativa komponenter, Flertalet intressanta extra funktioner
  • Cons: Anslutningar för ljud saknar betäckningar, Utbytbara ljudmoduler kan vara svåra att få tag på
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Placa Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87

Noticias 3D
12 April 2014
  • Summary: Nos hemos llevado varias sorpresas, todas ellas agradables con los nuevos controladores gráficos de Intel, una de las más relevantes es que ha desaparecido el bug que lastraba el rendimiento de todo el equipo en varias configuraciones. Pero también vemos que ahora el test OpenGL de Cinebench R15 ya funciona correctamente y no da mensaje de error, así que lentamente Intel va poniendo las cosas en su sitio.
  • Pros: Utiliza la revisión C2 del chipset Intel Z87, Impresionante estética, Buen sistema de sonido integrado, Buena tarjeta de red integrada, Precio razonable
  • Cons: Han rebajado calidad del PCB pasando de Ultra Durable 5 a UD4 Plus, Las BIOS Gigabyte en modo clásico siguen con poca fluidez con el ratón
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Expert Review

31 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Рынок диктует свои законы, и производители материнских плат во второй, обновлённой волне продуктов для платформы Intel LGA1150 стали выпускать особые, прежде кажущиеся неуместными, изделия. Особый интерес для них составляет аудитория геймеров, ведь вполне очевидно, именно они являются наиболее заинтересованными лицами в области обновления собственного аппаратного обеспечения.
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Review: Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87

26 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Gigabyte líder en la fabricación de placas bases y periféricos del mundo, va ampliando poco a poco su familia Gaming: G1-Killer . En esta ocasión, ha añadido a la nueva Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87, una placa base con formato ATX con características de gama alta pero con el precio de la gama media. ¡Fabuloso!
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