Computex: Gigabyte Shows Off G1. Sniper 5 and M5 Z87 Motherboards
Ryan Martin / 3 years ago
So far at a pre-Computex event Gigabyte have shown us their G1.Sniper FM2/A85X and B85/LGA1150 motherboards. Now they are showing us the more “enthusiast” orientated motherboards that we would more typically associate with the Computex event. These are the G1.Sniper 5 and G1.Sniper M5 motherboards both of which reviewed, here and here respectively. As a result I won’t go into too much detail about each motherboard as you can read our reviews on them written by Andy.
The G1.Sniper 5 is one of Gigabyte’s top Z87 motherboards that is designed with Haswell CPU overclocking and multi-GPU configurations in mind. You get support for overclocking with Gigabyte Ultra Durable 5 components and their is support four 4 way graphics. In addition their is an improved Gigabyte audio package, with a Creative Sound Core3D quad-core audio processor, which you can read about here and Gigabyte have implemented an improved USB charging capability to this motherboard that allows for faster device charging. Gigabyte have added a Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi module as well as dual LAN (one is Killer E2201) with high ESD protection.
The G1.Sniper M5 on the other hand is a more compact version of the G1.Sniper 5. It features all the same good stuff as the Gigabyte G1 Sniper 5 except comes in a more compact micro-ATX form factor. As a result you’ll only really be able to run two GPUs on this motherboard but it still has all the high quality components, dual BIOS, improved sound, the gold plated CPU socket and improved USB charging.
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Images courtesy of eTeknix at Computex 2013