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  • Gigabyte G1-Killer Sniper 2 Motherboard Review
  • Gigabyte G1-Killer Sniper 2 Motherboard Review



    Gaming has been a large part of the enthusiast community and often being mistaken for the same thing.  In some cases this is true.  Gamers go to great lengths to have the best experience in their games and enthusiast options like Multi GPU support and overclocking are only a small part of the equation.  A good sound card can lower CPU dependency on sound reproduction leaving more power for game physics.  Fast Ethernet controllers can obviously do the same or take things further by reordering game packets for smoother game play and faster response times.

    You can build a gaming system from just about any motherboard however depending on your choices you may be left buying expensive expansion cards to replace the less than desirable onboard components.  An alternative would be to look for a motherboard that better matches your needs, and in some cases, exceeds them.  In this review we are looking at the G1 Killer Sniper 2 motherboard from Gigabyte.  This is a Z68 based motherboard designed specifically for the avid gamer to provide convenience and simplicity in system design.
    About the G1 Killer
    Gigabyte has designed the G1-Killer series of motherboards for one purpose, serious hardcore gaming.  The G1 Killer series feature some state-of-the-art onboard solutions from Creative and Bigfoot Networks that combined create a unique motherboard solution that unlike anything else on the market.  
    Motherboard Specifications
    CPU Support: 2nd Generation Intel Core Processors
    CPU Socket:  LGA1155
    Chipset: Intel Z68 chipset
    Onboard Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 2000/3000
    Graphics Interface: 2*PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot (x16, x8)/ HDMI
    Memory Type: Dual Channel 2133/1333/1066
    Memory DIMM: 4*DDR3 (Max 32 GB)
    Expansion Slots: 2*PCI-Ex1+ 2*PCI
    SATA RAID: RAID 0,1,5,10, JBOD
    SATA connector: 4* SATA 6Gb/s+3* SATA 3Gb/s+1*eSATA 3Gb/s
    USB: 4*USB 3.0 +14*USB 2.0
    Audio: Creative HW audio 20K2
    LAN: Bigfoot Killer 2100
    TPM: Onboard LPC pin header for Infineon TPM module
    Form Factor (mm): ATX (305x264)

    Please consult the Gigabyte website for a complete list of specifications, drivers, and latest BIOS files.  For more information on the G1 Killer series visit the Gigabyte G1 Killer microsite