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GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2 Intel Z68 Motherboard Review

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:33 am

GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2 Intel Z68 Motherboard Review

GIGABYTE has recently released the latest motherboard in the G1 Killer line. The GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2 is the first in this line of boards to support the second generation of Intel Core processors. The GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2 features the Intel Z68 chipset as well as PCI Express Gen 3! When we looked at the GIGABYTE G1 Assassin X58 motherboard we were thoroughly impressed, will the G1.SNIPER2 be hold true to that standard? Read on to find out!

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The features packed into the GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2 will eliminate the need for many of the dedicated cards that are installed into many of the systems out there. Of the features packed into the GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2, two of them stand out. The first of the stand out features is the network card. The GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2 doesn't use the traditional Realtek NIC or Intel NIC that we have seen on most of the motherboards that have come across the Legit Reviews test bench in recent memory. Instead the G1.SNIPER2 uses a discrete level network interface card from Bigfoot Networks integrated directly onto the PCB. The Bigfoot Networks Killer E2100 NIC features a dedicated NPU (Network Processing Unit) with 1GB of dedicated DDR2 memory. The second of two features that stands out on the GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2 is the audio. The SNIPER 2 takes advantage of a Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Digiatl Audio Processor (20K2). The CA20K2 features X-Fi Extreme Fidelity and EAX AHD technologies. I played with the audio and it sounded great to me, though by no means am I an audiophile.


Article Title: GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2 Intel Z68 Motherboard Review
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Re: GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2 Intel Z68 Motherboard Review

Postby kzinti1 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:48 pm

"piece of mind about the quality of the product is always a nice thing to have." Do you mean "peace of mind"? They aren't the same thing.
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Re: GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2 Intel Z68 Motherboard Review

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:45 pm

thanks for pointing out the typo and it's been fixed.
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Re: GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2 Intel Z68 Motherboard Review

Postby spikey27 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:57 pm

In the Overclocking section, I believe you meant to say "silicon" rather than "silicone".

Nevertheless, a nice review of an excellent M/B.

BTW, When will the 22nm 1155 CPUs be available?
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Re: GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2 Intel Z68 Motherboard Review

Postby Apoptosis » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:28 pm

Ivy Bridge CPUs will likely be launched during CES 2012.
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