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G1.Sniper 5 (rev. 1.x)
Intel® Z87 Chipset
 
Insist on Ultra Durable
  • Built-in Front Audio Headphone Amplifier
  • Audio Noise Guard with LED path lighting
  • 15µ gold plated CPU socket
  • Durable black solid capacitors
  • Supports 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processors
  • 4-way Graphics Support
  • Onboard Creative Sound Core3D™ quad-core audio processor
  • GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio technology
  • Dual LAN with high ESD Protection
  • GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 Plus Technology
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™
  • All IR Digital Power design
  • Exclusive Upgradable OP-AMP
  • GIGABYTE On/Off Charge™ 2 for USB devices
  • Extreme Heatsink design with 9 system fan connectors
  • GIGABYTE Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi Card
GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 5 Motherboard

GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 5 Motherboard is packed with absolutely everything you'll need to build an uncompromising, high-performance gaming PC. Loaded with advanced audio technologies, dual networking, maxed out multi-card gaming support, advanced cooling and looks that could kill, GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 5 Motherboard is the ultimate choice for serious PC gamers.
Gold Plated CPU Socket

GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards come equipped with a gold plated CPU socket, which means that enthusiasts can enjoy absolute reliability and longevity for the CPU socket overtime, without having any concerns about corroded pins and bad contacts.


2x Copper PCB
GIGABYTE's exclusive 2X Copper PCBs design provides sufficient power trace paths between components to handle greater than normal power loads and to remove heat from the critical CPU power delivery area. This is essential to ensure the motherboard is able to handle the increased power loading that is necessary when overclocking.

GIGABYTE Exclusive Ultra Durable Technologies
Durable Black Solid Caps
GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards integrate the absolute best quality solid state capacitors that are rated to perform at maximum efficiency for extended periods, even in extreme performance configurations. This provides peace of mind for end users who want to push their system hard, yet demand absolute reliability and stability. With ultra-low ESR no matter how high the CPU loading, these exclusive capacitors also come in customized jet black, exclusively on GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards.
"Rated for an unprecedented 10,000 hours of intensive operation at an incredible 105°C" – Nippon Chemi-Con
* Features and Actual component specifications may vary by model.


Creative Sound Core3D
GIGABYTE 8 Series G1-Killer motherboards feature a dedicated Sound Core3D™ audio processor from Creative, a multi-core sound and voice processor offering high-performance hardware audio processing, with cutting-edge audio technologies including the SoundBlaster software suite.
SoundBlaster with SBX ProStudio
The Creative ™ Sound Core3D takes advantage of the latest SoundBlaster software suite - a powerful audio platform equipped with cutting-edge audio technology including SBX Pro Studio™, Scout Mode™, EAX® ADVANCED HD 5.0, Creative ALchemy, VoiceFX and SBX Surround audio processing features.
Headphone Amplifier
Gaming Headphone Amplifier (Front Headphone)
Specially designed for gamers, GIGABYTE G1-Killer motherboards utilize a high-capacity amplifier which is able to drive 600Ω loads, giving gamers a fuller range of dynamic sound with crisper details and less distortion when using high quality professional headphones.
Audio Noise Guard
Audio Noise Guard with Path Lighting To help protect and insulate the high fidelity Creative Sound Core3D™ audio processor and onboard amplifiers from electromagnetic interference (EMI), GIGABYTE G1-Killer motherboards feature an audio noise guard that essentially separates the board’s sensitive analog audio components from potential noise pollution at the PCB level. LED trace path lighting Illuminates to show the separation of the PCB layers.
Nichicon High End Audio Capacitors
GIGABYTE 8 Series G1-Killer motherboards use the highest quality Nichicon high end audio capacitors at each channel layout. These professional audio capacitors deliver the highest quality sound resolution and sound expansion to create the most realistic sound effects for professional gamers.
GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio
GIGABYTE G1-Killer motherboards are the world's first to feature an onboard OP-AMP socket, allowing 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.

* Certified OP AMP List
* GIGABYTE OP-AMP Premium Upgrade kit (Sold Seperately)
Gold Plated Audio Hardware
GIGABYTE G1-Killer motherboards pack top quality gold plated audio and HDMI connectors for improved connectivity and long lasting durability. Gold has superb signal conductivity and will not tarnish over extended periods of use. The Creative™ Sound Core3D processor is also shielded by a gold plated cover which eliminates electrostatic interference.
HyperDuo Technology-Automated SSD/HDD Tiering
Greater Performance, Cost-efficient
Equipped with Marvell SE9230 controller, the motherboard supports HyperDuo Technology. While the SSD and HDD are connected, HyperDuo makes the SSD become the cache of the HDD and delivers SSD-like performance.
Qualcomm Atheros Killer™ E2200
GIGABYTE G1-Killer motherboards feature 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.

Ultra Networking
Killer™ Network Manager


Killer E2200 Series
Gaming Networking Platform
Gamers can also use the Killer™ Network Manager which allows custom prioritization for all network applications, increase or reduce the bandwidth each application uses, or block an application entirely – all in a unique graphical interface.

Extreme Multi-GPU Configurations
Extreme Multi-GPU ConfigurationsFeaturing the latest PCIe Gen 3.0 support, the GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 5 motherboard is built to handle up to 4 discrete graphics cards, delivering the absolute maximum frame rates at the very highest screen resolutions. The GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 5 supports both 4-Way Crossfire™ and 4-Way SLI™, allowing gamers to see more clearly, aim better, and experience immersive 3D games more realistically than ever before.




4-Way Graphics Support

3 Different Op-AMPs Included
OP-AMP A
Burr-Brown - OPA2111KP

OP-AMP B
Linear Technology - LT1358CN8


OP-AMP C
Analog Devices - AD827JNZ

IC Extractor

GIGABYTE OPT Fan Support
GIGABYTE 8 Series 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.



OPT Fan Support for Water Pump
OPT Fan + CPU Fan Support Dual CPU Fans Cooler

GIGABYTE On/Off Charge™ 2
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology is revised and upgraded on all GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards, with comprehensive and enhanced charging support for a broad range of devices that include those that run both iOS and Android. Users can enjoy fast AC charging over USB on mobile devices, even when the PC is turned off.

9 Fan Connectors
Further helping to eliminate heat are the 9 strategically placed fan pin headers which allow for more precise control of system and CPU fan speeds. Equipped with their own individual thermal sensors, 7 of the fan headers allow for complete control within BIOS and the GIGABYTE EasyTune™ utility.
* The entire materials provided herein are for reference only. GIGABYTE reserves the right to modify or revise the content at anytime without prior notice.
* Advertised performance is based on maximum theoretical interface values from respective Chipset vendors or organization who defined the interface specification. Actual performance may vary by system configuration.
* All trademarks and logos are the properties of their respective holders.
* Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.