Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5 Review: A solid little power house

Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5-5 GIGABYTE Series G1-Killer motherboards are packed with absolutely everything you’ll need to build an uncompromising, high-performance gaming PC. Loaded with advanced audio technologies, networking, maxed out multi-card gaming support, advanced cooling and looks that could kill, GIGABYTE G1-Killer motherboards are the ultimate choice for serious PC gamers. Before I get on how much they packed into this board, Gigabyte also aimed at reaching an attractive price point and you cna pick up the G1 Sniper M5 for only $204 from newegg. Now the motherboards feature OPT fan support, an additional CPU fan pin header that can be used to connect a water pump and configured for continuous full speed operation. The OPT Fan is also useful for high performance coolers employing two fans, allowing gamers/enthusiasts to swap out the motherboard’s onboard operational amplifier (OP-AMP) and explore personal audio preferences using a range of nuanced OP-AMPs available on the market.

GIGABYTE G1-Killer motherboards include an amplifier upgrade kit that includes a pair of specialized Operational Amplifiers and an IC Extractor for easy installation. Additional amplifiers can be purchased separately to further expand audio capabilities. The Board also features the Killer E2200 from Qualcomm Atheros, a high-performance, adaptive gigabit Ethernet controller that offers better online gaming and online media performance compared to standard solutions. The Killer E2200 features Advanced Stream Detect technology, which identifies and prioritizes all network traffic to ensure important applications that require high-speed connectivity are prioritized over less important traffic.  I really like what Gigabyte is offering with the G1 Sniper M5, this is a motherboard that pack as a punch and delivers on every aspect for a gamer or enthusiast. Plus it doesn’t break the bank and allows you to full tap into the full potential of the Intel Haswell proccesor. I full recommend this  board for any gamer or HTPC builder looking to maximize their PC building experience

 

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  • Supports 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processors
  • GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 Plus Technology
  • All IR Digital Power design
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™
  • GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio technology
  • Exclusive Upgradable OP-AMP
  • Onboard Creative Sound Core3D™ quad-core audio processor
  • Built-in Front Audio Headphone Amplifier
  • Audio Noise Guard with LED path lighting
  • 15µ gold plated CPU socket
  • Multi-GPU Support
  • Durable black solid capacitors
  • GIGABYTE On/Off Charge™ 2 for USB devices
  • Killer™ E2201 LAN with high Protection
  • Dual HDMI 1.4 output, DisplayPort 1.2
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