Monday, September 22nd 2014

Gigabyte Announces G1.Sniper B6 Socket LGA1150 Motherboard

Gigabyte announced a new G1.Gaming series socket LGA1150 motherboard for gamers who don't plan on overclocking their CPUs, the G1.Sniper B6. Retaining the classic black+green color scheme, which should go well with reference-design GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards, the G1.Sniper B6 is based on Intel B85 Express chipset, and comes with out of the box support for Core "Haswell" and "Devil's Canyon" CPUs. On the flip-side, while the board features two long PCI-Express x16 slots, only one of the two is gen 3.0 x16, and wired to the CPU. The other is electrical gen 2.0 x4, wired to the PCH, instead. The board hence lacks NVIDIA SLI support.

Drawing power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors, the board features an 8-phase CPU VRM. Other expansion slots include two each of PCI-Express 2.0 x1 and legacy PCI. Storage connectivity includes an M.2 10 Gb/s slot, and four SATA 6 Gb/s and two SATA 3 Gb/s ports. Gamer-grade features include AMP UP onboard audio featuring an EMI-shielded 115 dBA SNR CODEC, ground-layer isolation, audio-grade electrolytic capacitors, and a user-replaceable headphones amp; and Intel gigabit Ethernet. Expect this board to be priced under $120.
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9 Comments on Gigabyte Announces G1.Sniper B6 Socket LGA1150 Motherboard

#1
btarunr
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I want this board, a reference GTX 980 and a green Plextor M.2 drive so badly.
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#2
dj-electric
"motherboard for gamers who don't plan on overclocking their CPUs"

I beg to differ.

If there's one thing this motherboard could do good, is overclocking CPU's.
And you know what? it would probably do it like (or even better than) Z97X-SLI, Z97-HD3 and other entry Z97 boards.

This is a motherboard for gamers who want bling, want overclocking, and doesn't need anything like RAID or SLI - for a good price. The ASRock B85 Killer fits this line perfectly.

Really hoping for a 100$ price-tag.
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#3
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Dj-ElectriC
"motherboard for gamers who don't plan on overclocking their CPUs"

I beg to differ.

If there's one thing this motherboard could do good, is overclocking CPU's.
Overclocking on B85? I thought Gigabyte withdrew B85 overclocking BIOSes.
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#4
dj-electric
btarunr
Overclocking on B85? I thought Gigabyte withdrew B85 overclocking BIOSes.
Oh, hell no.
Ever since the Sniper B5 came out, it just kept improving on this.
Last time a B5 was in my hands (F6 BIOS) was actually 5 months ago, and it squeezed the 4770K like a champ. Better than some gaming Z97 boards.
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GorbazTheDragon
Dj-ElectriC
Oh, hell no.
Ever since the Sniper B5 came out, it just kept improving on this.
Last time a B5 was in my hands (F6 BIOS) was actually 5 months ago, and it squeezed the 4770K like a champ. Better than some gaming Z97 boards.
Yup, the B5 and H87-D3H both have quite astounding OC abilities considering their price point. The 4-phase IR VRM is really impressive. I'd actually get one of those over the B6...
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#6
micropage7
i have to say the green effect is high

like asus, they have to mark the sound processing area with pattern? :D:D
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#7
buildzoid
micropage7
i have to say the green effect is high

like asus, they have to mark the sound processing area with pattern? :D:D
It's proof that no non audio traces go into that area.
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#8
GorbazTheDragon
Except that there are gaps in the thing and caps and other components that cross over it.

This whole audio thing is really making me pissed off, because the amount of EMI inside a case, especially near the PSU (where in most cases the audio part is near), is completely daft that even if you separate it electrically (which it actually CAN NOT BE) it will still be picking up a huge amount of noise. So if the noise was already too bad it will make no difference and if it is good now it was good before.

If you want less EMI interference on your audio get an external DAC...
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#9
Harvey_S
Gigabyte should've stayed with the green. The red gaming series is so unoriginal.
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