G1.Sniper 3 Review - Conclusion

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Conclusion

While testing the G1.Sniper 3 I kept thinking, this really is a great Z77 board. I tried to find some things that aren’t so great about it and some that are extremely impressive, I found both and had a great time doing it.

 

G1.Sniper 3 Review

 The build quality and features of the G1.Sniper 3 are the best of their class. The Intel NIC with the BigFoot NIC, the Creative Core3D, Digital PWM and VRM components, and overclocking features are of the highest quality and performance you can find on a Z77 motherboard. The layout and design of the motherboard is extremely optimal, not requiring ATX-XL but providing 4-way SLI and CrossFireX capabilities. The USB 3.0 performance is very good, audio performance is excellent at default but could be better, the 2D efficiency and multi GPU efficiency is very good as well. I believe that for Z77 for almost all 2-way, 3-way, 4-way GPU benchmarks, a PLX 8747 equipped motherboard might be the only way to go and the price of the G1.Sniper 3 makes it an easy choice in all respects. Its overclocking features are very useful and provide every overclocker everything they need to take their CPU to its maximum potential. The new 3D UEFI is improved over the X79 boards, and the advanced mode has so many good useful features and is very easy to navigate. I have used UEFI from the top 5 manufacturers and I have to say that the GIGABYTE rivals them, and in my opinion is one of the easiest to navigate. The 3D mode is unrivaled so far in offering very cool features, it is unlike a BIOS. When I use the 3D mode I feel like I am in an OS because of the ability to drag and configure windows. The profile sharing is going to bring overclocking to new levels, and in my opinion can redefine a novice overclocker’s experience of the sport.


Pros:

  • Very good Component quality
  • PLX8747-for Multi GPU
  • 12 Phase VRM with Digital PWM
  • Extremely high overclocking potential
  • Overclocking Features
  • Core3D Sound with AMPs and Nichicon Capacitors
  • Bigfoot NIC & Intel NIC = Dual NIC
  • Price is very good
  • 4-Way SLI/CF in eATX format



Cons:

  • PLX8747-for Single Card a few percent worse than native
  • Front panel headers should be closer to the right side of the board
  • ClearCMOS and Reset Button a bit too close



Sin’s Take/Bottom line: This board is built for multi-GPU gaming and benching, and it does a great job with both. Its features are abundant and the accessories package is big enough to suite everyone’s needs. In the US the price is really unbeatable for the features and the quality is great over the top. I definitely recommend this board for anyone looking for take full advantage of their SLI/CF setups.

 

 

 

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