CPU => 903 cb
CPU(Single Core) => 171 cb
Running Time => 3m 54s
x264 FHD Benchmark => 29.8
PCMARK7 - 7378
SNIPER5 OC is above average. Intel Core i7-4770K can OC and run at 4.5GHz.
Windows 8.1 cannot find system performance index. It?s a pity.
Comparing in several popular benchmark software, the scores are pretty god.
DRAM Performance Test
Using CORSAIR Dominator Platinum DDR3 2400 8GX2
2400 CL10 12-12-31 2T
ADIA64 Memory Read - 34749 MB/s
Sandra Memory Bandwidth - 28938 MB/s
MaXXMEM Memory-Copy - 29556 MB/s
Using CORSAIR Dominator Platinum DDR3 2800 4GX4
2800 CL10 12-12-31 2T
ADIA64 Memory Read - 33232 MB/s
Sandra Memory Bandwidth - 31286 MB/s
MaXXMEM Memory-Copy - 32187 MB/s
As former other high end Z87 MB test, DDR3 2400 bandwidth is very good already.
Sometimes it can reach almost DDR3 2800, however SNIPER5 has some gaps.
This is what GIGABYTE need to improve in DDR3 bandwidth performance.
SNIPER5 in DDR3 frequency OC is very good. It?s above standard.
Temperature Performance(Room temperature 19~22 degree C)
Enter to System Desktop - 32~40
CPU Full Speed by running LinX - 73~81
No matter CPU standby or full speed, the temperature is the best Z87 platform I have ever used.
Maybe it?s the cold weather to make standby mode better.
However, the max temperature is around 83 when the room temperature was 25~28.
If you install in chassis, the temperature will increase 3~5 depending on chassis design.
1.G1-Killer thermal module add first ever active fan and water cooling headers
2.Creative Sound Core 3D chip with Japanese audio caps and switchable OP AMP
3.Latest Killer E2201 NPU and Intel LAN
4.Exclusive BT4.0 / Wi ? Fi card to enhance connection capability to mobile devices.
5.Front panel has USB 3.0, OC keys and headset amplifier.
6.Support max 4-Way AMD CrossFireX / nVIDIA SLI
7.Phase in FHD UEFI BIOS. It also provides old and new look BIOS interfaces.
1.DDR3 bandwidth can be better.
2.Make built-in audio or LAN be expansion card to release more application space.
3.Skull can be more cute design.
Performance ★★★★★★★★★☆ 90/100
Components ★★★★★★★★★☆ 92/100
Specification ★★★★★★★★★☆ 92/100
Appearance ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 83/100
C/P Value ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 75/100
G1.SNIPER5 has obviously improvement to former GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER.
First of all, the thermal module adds active fan and water cooling headers.
It creates more expansion capability in thermal solution for high end users.
Creative latest Sound Core3D audio chip with better green LED audio to make better noise isolation.
Additional swappable OP AMP design improves the personal audio quality needs.
Atheros Killer E2201 ad Intel dual LAN enhance the network stability.
G1.SNIPER5 brings the higher specs for Gaming MB market.
Besides higher hardware specs, the OC ability is also very good.
If the DRAM bandwidth can be improved, it can be an excellent OC board as well.
Recently, GIGABYTE just launched G1.Sniper Z87, almost half price.
G1.SNPIER Z87 can be a good option for users have budget concern or higher C/P value.
Windwithme next review will be Notebook Rveiw which is rare to see in the market.
It?s Gaming laptop, DELL Alienware 17.I hope this alien can have good performance as well!!