- Dec 1, 2008
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GIGABYTE has OC and Gaming series in their high end segment.
For most users, Gaming series is more practical.
Besides high end audio and LAN chips, it also has average above OC ability.
As this reason, there are more and more Gaming products in the market.
Gaming series is still G1 product line. There are 2 models in the beginning.
High end is G1.SNIPER 5 and mid end is G1.SNIPER M5.
M5 is M-ATX design. Recently, I saw they launched a new G1.SNIPER Z87.
It?s a par value ATX model. The imaginary enemy should be ASUS ROG HERO.
G1.SNIPER5is high end MB, so the components and accessories are richer than general boards.
The box is similar to past high end MB. Dimension is quite big.
G1-Killer is the 4th generation. It?s named 5 that maybe it?s the pronunciation reason.
Jungle war is the main image. The match colors are black and green.
It?s E-ATX, 30.5cm X 26.4cm.
The general ATX case all can fit it.
G1 belongs to Gaming series. It supports multi VGA, high end LAN chip and audio chip.
Product manual, software installation guide, driver CD, IO panel and 3~4Way SLI bridge.
OP-AMP audio amplifier clips and LM4562NA OP-AMP chip.
3.5? front control panel, GC-WB300D, BT4.0/WiFi card and antenna.
SATA bracket, 2Way SLI/CrossFireX bridge, SATA cables
4 X PCI-E X16 support max 4-Way AMD CrossFireX / nVIDIA SLI technology.
Bandwidth operates as X16 + X8 + X16 + X8 or X8 + X8 + X8 + X8
3 X PCI-E X1
LAN chips are Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2201 and Intel GbE LAN.
It built-in Creative Sound Core 3D chip supports 5.1 channels and High Definition Audio technology.
6 X Black SATA are provided byZ87 and support SATA3.
It supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10.
4 X Gray SATA are provided by Marvell 88SE9230 and support SATA3.
It supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10.
2 X 128Mbit flash, Dual BIOS, 1X front USB 3.0.
4 X DIMM DDR3 support 1333/1600/1800~3000(OC). DDR3 max capacity is 32GB.
It supports Extreme Memory Profile technology. Next is 24-PIN power connector and Debug LED.
Red is Power button, Blue is Reset and Black is Clear CMOS. There are 8 spots for measuring hardware voltage.
It?s digital PWM design. There are total 18 phases, 16 phases for CPU, and 2 phases for DDR.
The thermal module is upgrade version from former SNIPER. The design is more streamlined and bigger.