Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5 Motherboard

Main Specifications

The main specifications for the Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5 include:

  • Socket: LGA1150
  • Chipset: Intel Z87 Express
  • Super I/O: ITE IT8790E
  • Parallel ATA: None
  • Serial ATA: Six SATA-600 ports controlled by the chipset (RAID 0, 1, 10, and 5) and four SATA-600 ports controlled by a Marvell 88SE9230 chip
  • External SATA: None
  • USB 2.0: Six USB 2.0 ports, two on the motherboard rear panel and four available through two headers on the motherboard
  • USB 3.0: 10 USB 3.0 ports, six on the motherboard rear panel and four available through two headers; eight of the ten ports are controlled by the chipset by the way of two Renesas uPD720210 hub chips
  • FireWire (IEEE 1394): None
  • Thunderbolt: None
  • On-board video: Controlled by the CPU; one DisplayPort and two HDMI connectors
  • On-board audio: Produced by a Creative Sound Core 3D chip (5.1 channels, 24-bit resolution, 102 dB SNR for the outputs, and 101 dB SNR for the inputs), on-board optical and coaxial SPDIF outputs, and audio amplifier for analog headphones with replaceable operational amplifier (OPA2134PA or LM4562)
  • On-board LAN: Two Gigabit Ethernet ports, one controlled by an Intel I217V chip, and one controlled by an Atheros Killer E2201 chip; Wi-Fi adapter (dual-band IEEE 802.11n/b/g/a); Bluetooth 4.0 adapter
  • Buzzer: No
  • Infrared interface: No
  • Power supply required: EPS12V
  • Slots: Four PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slots (working at x16/x0/x0/x0, x16/x0/16x/x0, 16x/0x/x8/x8 or 8x/8x/8x/8x), and three PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots, PLX PEX8747 switch chip
  • Memory: Four DDR3-DIMM sockets (up to DDR3-3000, 32 GiB maximum)
  • Fan connectors: Two four-pin connector for the CPU cooler, five four-pin connector for an auxiliary fans, and two three-pin connectors for auxiliary fans
  • Extra features: Two BIOS chips, POST diagnostics display, voltage monitoring points, and block on the voltage regulator ready for liquid cooling solutions
  • Number of CDs/DVDs provided: Two
  • Programs included: Motherboard utilities and drivers
  • More Information: http://www.gigabyte.com
  • Average Price in the U.S.*: USD 410.00

* Researched at Newegg.com on the day we published this First Look article.

Author: Rafael Coelho

Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master's degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.

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