Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 Intel Z77 Express LGA 1155 Preview Review 14

Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 Intel Z77 Express LGA 1155 Preview Review

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With the Intel 3rd Generation Core i5/i7 CPUs recently hitting shelves in the past few days, we've got another board preview before we retreat into the bunker to torture and interrogate Intel's latest, and this time I've got a G1.Killer to put under the screws, from none other than Gigabyte. The G1.Sniper M3 is a mATX gaming-oriented motherboard, packed with gaming-oriented hardware and features, including a true hardware-based Creative audio CODEC.

Gigabyte has been around for a long time, known for rainbow-colored products in the past, while more recently they've changed their look, and they also changed a fairly big part of their hardware design too. Their Intel Z77 Express products are the culmination of several years of innovation and advancement in design that few can match; gone are the technicolor slots, and here to stay is a highly-focused product design that centers on the individual needs of users, each met with a different product line. I've got several different options here from Gigabyte that I'll be covering in the coming weeks, but first, the G1.Sniper M3.


CPU SUPPORT:3rd Gen Intel Core i7 processor family for the LGA 1155 Socket
POWER DESIGN:CPU Power: 6+2+1 Phase
PCH Power: 1 Phase
Memory Power: 1 Phase
CHIPSET:Intel Z77 Express
INTEGRATED GRAPHICS:Dependant on installed CPU
MEMORY:4 x DIMM, Max. 32 GB, DDR3 1066 to DDR3 1600+
BIOS:AMI EFI BIOS with 2x 64 Mb Flash ROM
SLOTS:2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (electrical x8/x8 or primary @ x16)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (electrical x4)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
HDD CONNECTIVITY:2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s (Intel Z77)
3 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s (Intel Z77)
1 x eSATA 6.0 Gb/s (Intel Z77)
PORTS:10 x USB 2.0 ports (4 at back panel, 6 at front panel)
4 x USB 3.0 ports (2 at back panel, 2 at front panel)
1 x eSATA port
1 x RJ45 LAN connector
1 x Audio port with 6 audio jacks
1 x PS/2 Keyboard port
1 x HDMI port
1 x Display Port
1 x DVI Port
1 x VGA Port
AUDIO:Creative CA0132 SoundCore3D CODEC
FORM FACTOR:mATX Form Factor (244 mm x 244 mm)
Gigabyte FEATURES:
  • 3D BIOS
  • 3D Power
  • Super Sight
  • Super Hearing
  • Super Speed
  • Super Shield
  • Ultra Durable4
  • EZ SMART Response
  • EZ Setup
  • ON/OFF Charge
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