GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 2 LGA1155 Motherboard Review
Patrick "MACMAC" MacMillan
Legit Reviews have posted a review of the gaming-oriented GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 2 LGA1155 motherboard, which is based on the Intel Z68 chipset and which features an integrated Creative Soundblaster X-Fi digital audio processor (a real one!) and Bigfoot Killer E2100 network processing unit (NPU).
Let's see what they had to say:
"I am sure that Gigabyte considers the integrated Creative CA20K2 sound processor and Bigfoot Killer E2100 network controller to be the key features of their G1.Sniper 2 mainboard. It is true, only Gigabyte mainboards from the gaming K1-Killer series boast these features, so we wont deny their benefits. However, it is important to keep in mind a few other peculiarities of this product. It has very smart and thought-through design, supports all contemporary features and interfaces including USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gbps. Yes, IEEE1394 (FireWire) support is missing, but is it really necessary? You can use the graphics core integrated into the processor, utilize unique technologies of the Intel Z68 Express chipset such as LucidLogix Virtu and Intel Smart Response. The board overclocks processors well, memory a little worse, but I have to specifically stress its extremely handy automatic overclocking feature that allows to quickly and easily go back to the nominal system settings."
If you are planning on building the ultimate gaming system, this motherboard should definitely be at the top of your list...if you don't mind the 'loud' colour scheme.
Click here to read the full review.
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