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The flaming skull and dagger are meant to look like Special Forces insignia. Again all of this is meant to give the feeling that this board will be the perfect thing for your gaming needs. The front of the box shows off some of the real features that should make this a great board for gaming.

The back dives into these features and more Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 OnOff Charge breaking them out into the four categories we talked about above. We were a little surprised to see that Gigabyte did not make the specification listing a little larger ad cut back on the marketing hype. Usually people looking at this level of board want more fact than marketing.

The military theme does not stop at the outer box though. Inside is another box with the same pixel pattern camouflage. Under the lid of this board are all of the goodies that Gigabyte has thrown in for you.

As you can see it is not a bad haul although we were more than little surprised to only find an SLI bridge. The Layout - The layout of any motherboard is important. Even simple mistakes in component placement or the signal traces can cause major issued in performance and stability.


With the ATX form factor we find that this is even truer; the devices we drop onto them demand more and cleaner power while the signal speeds push faster and faster. This means that it is going to be shorter than the standard ATX board, but will still have the same width. The size makes it suitable for a small form factor gaming rig, but Gigabyte has made sure not to skimp on the power or features. Starting off in our normal spot we find the typical four RAM slots for the dual channel memory supported by both Sandy Bridge Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 OnOff Charge Ivy Bridge.

A closer look at the CPU socket shows us the level of trace tuning that Gigabyte went to for this board. You can see this very clearly around the heat sink mounting holes. Getting the trace layout correct is a very important part of designing a motherboard as mistakes at this level can be exceptionally difficult to fix later. Looking at the power regulation we were a little surprised that the cooling was not a little better on Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 OnOff Charge. VRMs can get pretty warm especially of the board is used for overclocking and with water cooling.

We will be keeping an eye on this to make sure that it does not get too warm during usage. We also find the 4-Pin Aux power connector here. It is in a rather awkward place so as always we recommend that you use an adapter.

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Moving down the board we Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 OnOff Charge to one of the major features of the G1. Sniper M3; the SoundCore 3D. Here you can see that it has what looks like an EMI shield around the components. Unfortunately it is not going to be of any use in that capacity and is really only for appearances. The band does wrap around all of the components, but it does not provide any real separation; so while it looks nice, it will not have much real benefit in terms of audio quality or performance. Taking a look at the PCIe slots on the G1. Sniper3 Intel Z77 motherboard goes into detail on the features listed on the front.

Gigabyte M3 - motherboard - micro ATX - LGA Socket - Z77 Overview - CNET

Sniper3 motherboard packaging we are presented with a much heavier duty camouflage box. This box provides the bulk of the protection during the shipping and handling hazards. For me the first impression is a good one, more on that later though.


We can lift the box containing the G1. Sniper3 out of the way, and we can see the second box containing the bundle that accompanies the G1. Sniper3 has a bundle that has everything but the kitchen sink. When we have previously looked at the G1 Killer series of motherboards they have had heatsink assemblies that were rather, well cheesy. Sniper3 still features the black and green look to it, but much less gaudy Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 OnOff Charge the heatsinks modeled off of firearms. Sniper3 heatsink on the Intel Z77 chipset may not be fashioned like a magazine, but it will still leave an impression. Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 OnOff Charge actual heatsink is black with bright green lettering and highlights. Whether this is meant to strike fear into your opponents or just add a touch of killer style to the board I think it is much better than the previous generation G1 Killer motherboards!

Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 - motherboard - micro ATX - LGA1155 Socket - Z77

Sniper3 will support four 1. If your looking for some speed, the G1. Sniper3 has you covered as it will support memory with speeds up to MHz! Free Download Gigabyte M3 (rev. ) On/Off Charge Utility B (Other Drivers & Tools). Sniper M3 is the first m-ATX gaming motherboard of the GIGABYTE G1-Killer series. GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 OnOff Charge ON/OFF Charge, a unique.

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