Wednesday, September 16th 2015

GIGABYTE Unveils G1.Sniper B7 Socket LGA1151 Motherboard

If you've got a "green-thumb" with PC building, GIGABYTE has you covered, with its latest green+black motherboard, the G1.Sniper-B7. This socket LGA1151 motherboard, designed for 6th generation Core "Skylake" processors, is based on Intel B150 Express chipset, and should target a mid-range price around the $100-120 mark. The board is fit for single graphics card builds. It draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS power connectors, and offers a 7-phase CPU VRM. The CPU is wired to four DDR4 DIMM slots, and one PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot. The second x16 slot is electrical gen 3.0 x4, and wired to the B150 PCH. Two each of PCIe 3.0 x1 and legacy PCI, and an mPCIe 3.0 x1, with preparation for WLAN antennae on the rear panel, make for the rest of the expansion area.

Storage connectivity includes one each of M.2 32 Gb/s and SATA-Express 16 Gb/s; and eight SATA 6 Gb/s ports. Networking is care of an Intel i219V gigabit Ethernet controller. The AMP-Up onboard audio solution combines a 115 dBA SNR CODEC with ground-layer isolation, audio-grade electrolytic caps, and a user-replaceable OPAMP. The board offers three USB 2.0 DAC-UP ports, that are modified for USB headsets, to offer stable current with no E/M noise. Four USB 3.0 ports are on offer, two on the rear panel, two by header. Among its other cool features are a green LED strip that runs through its length near the front, and dual-UEFI BIOS.
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7 Comments on GIGABYTE Unveils G1.Sniper B7 Socket LGA1151 Motherboard

#1
Linus Lundgren
I really hope Gigabyte decides to make a Matx and itx version also in the Sniper series :)
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#3
micropage7
sorry no right angle for sata ports
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#4
Chaitanya
micropage7, post: 3345270, member: 82848"
sorry no right angle for sata ports
4 of the 8 ports are right angle, also this is a Bxxx chipset based board targetted towards value oriented users. so many features are going to be skimped or some older features may be present.
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#5
CrAsHnBuRnXp
God damn it Gigabyte. Why couldnt you release this when Skylake came out in the first place? Now I want this board to match my color scheme over my asus board.
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#6
emissary42
@CrAsHnBuRnXp: The Intel B/H/Q chipsets had a later release date, than Z170 and the first Skylake CPUs. Thats why the B/H models only pop up one after the other by now.
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#7
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
CrAsHnBuRnXp, post: 3345344, member: 44048"
God damn it Gigabyte. Why couldnt you release this when Skylake came out in the first place? Now I want this board to match my color scheme over my asus board.
lol....
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