The G1.Sniper 3 is the newest member of the GIGABYTE G1-Killer series of gaming motherboards, which have been designed from the ground up to provide the winning edge in a close 3D gaming contest. Precision is the watch word in all areas of the motherboard's design, with as much attention to detail paid to the motherboards aesthetic qualities as to its technical prowess.
Equipped with the latest Intel Z77 Express Chipset, the G1.Sniper 3 motherboard harnesses the outstanding performance of the new 3rd generation Intel Core processors. With an exclusive 'All Digital' VRM design; GIGABYTE 3D Power and GIGABYTE 3D BIOS (Dual UEFI), The G1.Sniper 3 motherboard ensures exceptional power delivery and absolute control.
GIGABYTE All Digital Power Engine
GIGABYTE Z77 series motherboards take advantage of an exclusive All Digital PWM controller array, to deliver power to the board's 3rd generation Intel Core processor. Using entirely digital controllers means that more precise power delivery to the motherboard's most power hungry and energy sensitive components is possible. These components include the CPU, VTT, processor graphics and memory, without doubt the most important components on your motherboard. This All Digital Power system, with Precise Auto Voltage Compensation, provides you with exceptional control over the component power delivery on your GIGABYTE 7 series motherboard.
GIGABYTE 3D Power: Digital Voltage, Frequency and Phase Control
Utilizing an exclusive All Digital controller array, GIGABYTE's 3D Power features precise Auto Voltage Compensation to deliver a steady flow of power to the system, no matter the loading. With digital controllers for the CPU (Vcore), VTT, processor graphics and memory (DDR), users can make real-time adjustments with the exclusive GIGABYTE 3D Power Utility, that include settings such as OVP (Over Voltage Protection), Load-line Calibration and on-the-fly PWM frequency adjustment.
GIGABYTE 3D Power (patent pending) Utility
Users can enjoy a fully interactive 3D utility that facilitates adjustment of the 3 dimensions that control the power delivery to your CPU and Memory: Voltage, Phase and Frequency. These parameters are crucial to how the digital PWM supplies power to critical areas of the motherboard and can help users quickly obtain the highest, most stable overclock.
3D Power: Voltage Control
Voltage parameters can be modified within 3D Power, including load line calibration of the CPU. By adjusting load line calibration, Vdroop can be avoided, maintaining optimal voltages levels despite increasing current levels. OVP (over voltage protection) can also be adjusted to change default protection range of the CPU, IGP, VTT and system memory.
3D Power: Phase Control
Users can calibrate OCP (Over Current Protection) for the CPU, integrated memory controller and system memory power levels. This allows the Phase control to deliver even more power to the system when needed.
3D Power: Frequency Control
GIGABYTE's all digital PWM allows for adjustable frequency control via the International Rectifier PWM controller. 3D Power frequency control allows users to change the PWM controller frequency so that the CPU VRM can adjust power delivery speeds more quickly. Users can also adjust the PWM spectrum or maximum and minimum overall frequencies.
GIGABYTE 3D BIOS (patent pending)
The revolutionary GIGABYTE 3D BIOS application is based on GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS technology and is available to consumers in two exclusive modes of interaction, providing enthusiast and mainstream users with a choice of unique and powerful graphical interfaces.
UEFI DualBIOS Technology
At the heart of this exciting 3D BIOS technology is a pair of physical BIOS ROMs containing GIGABYTE's exclusive in-house designed UEFI BIOS technology. With a superior graphical interface capable of 32-bit color imaging and fluid user-friendly mouse navigation, UEFI DualBIOS makes BIOS configuration a new and exciting experience for novice and experienced users alike. UEFI BIOS also brings native support for large hard drives on 64-bit operating systems.
Designed to provide an extremely streamlined and user-friendly BIOS environment, GIGABYTE's exclusive 3D mode offers a fully interactive and illustrative GUI that allows users to easily and intuitively make key adjustments to the UEFI BIOS settings for optimum performance. 3D Mode allows novice or casual users to more clearly understand the areas of the motherboard that are being affected through the BIOS settings, gaining a clearer understanding of the BIOS functionality.
Advanced mode provides a more comprehensive UEFI BIOS environment that is designed specifically for overclockers and power users who want maximum control over their PC's hardware. GIGABTYE's signature M.I.T. tuning technology can be found alongside fully configurable parameters for GIGABTE's all new digital 3D Power engine. In short, advanced mode combines the signature GIGABYTE BIOS expertise you've come to expect, wrapped a slick, new and optimized graphical UEFI interface.
4-way CrossFireX and 4-way SLI Support
The ability to see clearly through the fog of war can often tip the balance between the winning or losing force. That is why GIGABYTE has equipped the G1.Sniper 3 motherboard to offer utmost graphics flexibility and upgradeability. With multiple GPU support, GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 motherboard delivers maximum FPS (Frames Per Second), allowing gamers to see more clearly, aim faster, and move more quickly.
Onboard Creative Sound Core3D quad-core audio processor
Revolutionary Sound Core3D Audio and Voice chipset accelerates THX TruStudio Pro and CrystalVoice processing effects, drastically improving your gaming experience with faster frame rates, more immersive gaming audio, and crystal clear voice communication.
Built-in Front Audio Headphone Amplifier
Specially designed for gamers, GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 utilize a high capacity amplifier which is able to drive 150Ω loads, allowing gamers to enjoy a fuller range of dynamic sound with crisper details and less distortion when using high quality professional headphones. The amplifier also features wide band-width, low noise, high slew rate and low distortion, making it ideal for professional audio usage. In addition, GIGABYTE has equipped G1.Sniper 3 motherboard with 4 additional amplifiers onboard for the center/sub woofer, rear speaker, side surround and line out.
Nichicon High-end Audio Capacitors
GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 motherboard utilizes the highest quality Nichicon MUSE ES series and MW series Bi-Polarized 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.
Dual LAN with Onboard Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200 game networking platform
GIGABYTE is the only motherboard manufacturer to implement both Intel gigabit Ethernet and the Qualcomm Atheros E2200 game networking platform directly onboard G1.Sniper 3 motherboard, offering more options for online gaming connectivity than ever before.
GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration
GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards feature GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration , a range of the latest technologies that are designed help speed up data transfer, including SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology, SATA Revision 3.0 (6Gbps) technology and an unprecedented 3x USB power boost on all USB ports for more power hungry USB devices.
Front Access Control Panel
Convenient Front Access Control Panel for 2 USB 3.0 ports, provide ultra fast and reliable data transfer performance
Locked and Loaded Heatpipe Design
The GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 features a brand new heatpipe that was designed to effectively spread the heat from the critical areas of the motherboard such as the CPU VRM zone and quickly dissipating it, allowing GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 motherboards remain cool, even when the battle heats up.
5 Smart Fan Connectors
Further helping to eliminate heat are the 5 strategically placed Smart Fan pin headers which allow for more precise control of system and CPU fans. Equipped with their own individual thermal sensors, the Smart Fans can be easily controlled via GIGABYTE's EasyTune 6 utility as well as in the BIOS.
3rd Generation Intel Core processors
New 3rd generation Intel Core processors are based on the new 3rd generation Intel Core processor architecture, manufactured using the latest 22nm process to create a visually optimized processor platform. Based on the mature LGA 1155 socket, 3rd generation Intel Core processors feature up to four high-performance 64-bit processor cores and 8MB of L3 cache Smart Cache, and overall performance when you need it most.
Designed for PCI Express Gen.3 Support
GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards take advantage of the latest connectivity and expansion bus technologies available on the Intel platform. The 3rd generation Intel Core processor platform debuts the new PCI Express gen. 3.0 expansion bus, allowing users to take advantage of the next generation, high-bandwidth discrete graphics card solutions.
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology gets your device up and running faster from even the deepest sleep. This means users will be able to experience almost zero power draw from their PC, but be able to resume Windows 7 is a few seconds without having the PC go through a full system boot. With Intel Rapid Start Technology the previous session resumes to the exact as it was, so that applications are still in the same state and no application data is lost.
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology means that your email, favorite apps, and social networks are continually and automatically updated even when the system is asleep. No more waiting for the latest world news or friends' updates to be delivered—just press the 'on' button and you're up-to-date and ready to go.
Auto Sync with Cloud
No manual interaction required to synchronize with cloud services.
Email, social media, and cloud apps always updated and available at power on.
Onboard OC Features
GIGABYTE Z77 motherboards add special onboard features that assist DIY builders and overclockers in getting the absolute maximum control from their new 3rd generation Intel Core processors.
Onboard Power and Reset buttons are accompanied by a LED Debug Display that puts users in the driving seat when experimenting with different hardware configurations.
Overclockers will appreciate having Onboard Voltage Read Points, which have been added to allow for accurate real-time voltage reading when pushing your processor and memory to absolute extremes. OC-PEG provides two onboard SATA power connectors for more stable PCIe power when using 3-way and 4-way graphics configurations.
An exclusive Onboard BIOS Switcher is also included which allows users to easily switch between the motherboard's Dual UEFI BIOS ROMs. This makes it easier to switch between overclocking and regular BIOS settings and also to try a new BIOS revision without losing your original settings. An Onboard Clear CMOS buttons makes it easier than ever to reset your BIOS to its factory defaults.
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 – Insist on an Ultra Durable Motherboard
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 motherboards embrace a range of exclusive technologies that guarantee DIY PC builders the absolute best protection for their PC, with built-in features that prevent common malfunction threats.
Lucid Universal MVP Support
GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards support Lucid Virtu GPU virtualization technologies - optimized virtualization software that improves your PC's visuals, with faster response times, improved video processing and smoother media playback, all within a low power environment. Lucid Universal MVP also features Hyperformance, which eliminates redundant rendering tasks and predicts potential synchronization issues in the graphics delivery pipeline, producing faster frame rates, sharper visuals and reduced tearing.
Allows users to dynamically switch between built-in graphics and high-end, 3D discrete graphics cards.
GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response
The GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response utility is a simple application that allows users to quickly and easily configure their system for Intel Smart Response Technology. In the past, enabling Intel Smart Response meant users needed to enter the BIOS in order to configure their system for RAID mode, which then required a complete reinstall of the operating system. Once that processes was complete, users then needed to install the Intel Rapid Storage Utility as well as configure Intel's Smart Response Technology. GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response does all of this automatically, without users having to perform a complicated install process. This allows them to quickly and effortlessly enjoy a significant boost in system performance.
GIGABYTE EZ Setup
GIGABYTE EZ Setup is an exclusive application that allows GIGABYTE 7 series users to more easily configure and setup three important Intel Technologies on their new system; Intel Smart Response, Intel Rapid Start and Intel Smart Connect. GIGABYTE EZ Setup makes it far easier to enjoy these technologies by greatly reducing the number of steps involved to install setup and configure your system.
Onboard mSATA Support
GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards feature an onboard mSATA slot allowing users to easily take advantage of advanced SSD-based technologies like Intel Smart Response and Intel Rapid Start. Mounting an affordable, low capacity mSATA SSD directly onto your motherboard can enhance your PC's performance with better overall desktop responsiveness, faster boot times and faster system resume from 'Suspend to Disk' and 'Standby' modes.
Exclusive Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi Expansion Card
The motherboard also includes an exclusive PCIe expansion card that offers support for the latest Bluetooth 4.0 and IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity. The Bluetooth 4.0 standard includes Smart Ready technology that is debuting on mobile devices including the Apple iPhone 4s. This means that transferring important content from your smart phone or tablet is easier and faster than ever.
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge
GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards feature ON/OFF Charge, a unique GIGAYTE technology which allows you not only to charge your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, but also allows you to Quick Charge it. As an added bonus, it can even be charged when your PC is turned off, so even if you forget to plug it into your charger after you've synced up your music, it will be fully charged when you need it.
Enhanced Built-in Visuals
With updated and improved processor graphics and multimedia, 3rd generation Intel Core processors offer you the best possible media and entertainment experience. Native support for multiple digital displays, plus DirectX 11 capable graphics, Intel Quick Sync Video 2.0 and Intel HD Graphics 4000/2500 ensure you can enjoy new levels of 3D gaming and HD content manipulation.
Intel Quick Sync 2.0
Saves your valuable time when create and edit video, synchronize it with other devices, and share it–at home and on the internet. Intel Quick Sync Video uses hardware on the processor, instead of software, to accelerate video encoding.
DirectX 11 Support
Microsoft DirectX 11 provides eye-popping 3D visuals found for today's latest PC games and is designed to be more efficient, leverage the power of today's multi-core processors, and provide support for sophisticated shading and texturing techniques such as tessellation.
12 Phase Power Design
GIGABYTE's cutting edge 12 phase power VRM design utilizes the highest caliber components to provide unadulterated, smooth power to the CPU. The innovative 12 phase power VRM has been designed and engineered to deliver fast transient response times through quick and seamless power delivery during extensive CPU loading variations. In addition, heat from the VRM is effectively reduced by spreading the load between the 12 power phases, resulting in a cooler, more stable platform.
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|Specifications for the product series|
|CPU||1. Support for Intel Core i7 processors/Intel Core i5 processors/ Intel Core i3 processors/Intel Pentium processors/Intel Celeron processors in the LGA1155 package|
|2. L3 cache varies with CPU|
|(Some Intel Core processors require a graphic card, please refer "CPU support List" for more information.)|
|Chipset||1. Intel Z77 Express Chipset|
|Memory||1. 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory|
|* Due to Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than 4 GB.|
|2. Dual channel memory architecture|
|3. Support for DDR3 2666(OC)/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules|
|4. Support for non-ECC memory modules|
|5. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules|
|(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)|
|Onboard Graphics||Integrated Graphics Processor:|
|1. 1 x D-Sub port|
|2. 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200|
|* The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.|
|3. 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200|
|4. 1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 2560x1600|
|Audio||1. Creative CA0132 chip|
|2. Support for Sound Blaster Recon3Di|
|3. High Definition Audio|
|5. Support for S/PDIF Out|
|LAN||1. 1 x Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200 LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit) (LAN1)|
|2. 1 x Intel GbE LAN phy (10/100/1000 Mbit) (LAN2)|
|* Teaming is not supported.|
|Expansion Slots||1. 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1, PCIEX16_2)|
|* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16_1 slot; if you are installing two PCI Express graphics cards, it is recommended that you install them in the PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2 slots.|
|2. 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1, PCIEX8_2)|
|* The PCIEX8_1 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16_1 slot and the PCIEX8_2 slot with PCIEX16_2. The PCIEX16_1/PCIEX16_2 slot will operate at up to x8 mode when the PCIEX8_1/PCIEX8_2 is populated.|
|(The PCI Express x16 slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)|
|* PCIE Gen.3 is dependent on CPU and expansion card compatibility.|
|3. 2 x PCI Express x1 slots|
|(The PCI Express x1 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)|
|4. 1 x PCI slot|
|Multi-Graphics Technology||1. Support for 4-Way/3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI technology|
|1. 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0/1) supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices|
|2. 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2 2/3/4/5) supporting up to 4 SATA 3Gb/s devices|
|3. 1 x mSATA connector|
|* The SATA2 5 connector will become unavailable when the mSATA connector is installed with a solid state drive.|
|4. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10|
|* When a RAID set is built across the SATA 6Gb/s and SATA 3Gb/s channels, the system performance of the RAID set may vary depending on the devices being connected.|
|2 x Marvell 88SE9172 chips:|
|1. 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (GSATA3 6/7/8/9) supporting up to 4 SATA 6Gb/s devices|
|2. Support for RAID 0 and RAID 1|
|1. Up to 2 USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel|
|2. Up to 4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (available through the internal USB headers)|
|Chipset + 2 VIA VL810 Hubs:|
|1. Up to 8 USB 3.0/2.0 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)|
|IEEE 1394||VIA VT6308 chip:|
|1. Up to 2 IEEE 1394a ports (available through the internal IEEE 1394a headers)|
|Internal I/O Connectors||1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector|
|2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector|
|3. 1 x PCIe power connector|
|4. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors|
|5. 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors|
|6. 1 x mSATA connector|
|7. 1 x CPU fan header|
|8. 4 x system fan headers|
|9. 1 x front panel header|
|10. 1 x front panel audio header|
|11. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers|
|12. 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 headers|
|13. 2 x IEEE 1394a headers|
|14. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper|
|15. 1 x power button|
|16. 1 x Clear CMOS button|
|17. 1 x reset button|
|18. Voltage measurement points|
|19. 1 x BIOS switch|
|20. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header|
|Back Panel Connectors||1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port|
|2. 6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports|
|3. 1 x D-Sub port|
|4. 1 x DVI-D port|
|5. 1 x HDMI port|
|6. 1 x DisplayPort|
|7. 2 x RJ-45 ports|
|8. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector|
|9. 5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In/Mic In, Line Out, Headphone)|
|I/O Controller||1. iTE I/O Controller Chip|
|H/W Monitoring||1. System voltage detection|
|2. CPU/System temperature detection|
|3. CPU/System fan speed detection|
|4. CPU overheating warning|
|5. CPU/System fan fail warning|
|6. CPU/System fan speed control|
|* Whether the CPU/system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU/system cooler you install.|
|BIOS||1. 2 x 64 Mbit flash|
|2. Use of licensed AMI EFI BIOS|
|3. Support for DualBIOS|
|4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.6, ACPI 2.0a|
|Unique Features||1. Support for @BIOS|
|2. Support for Q-Flash|
|3. Support for Xpress Install|
|4. Support for Xpress Recovery2|
|5. Support for EasyTune|
|* Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.|
|6. Support for eXtreme Hard Drive (X.H.D)|
|7. Support for Auto Green|
|8. Support for ON/OFF Charge|
|9. Support for Q-Share|
|10. Support for 3D Power|
|11. Support for EZ Setup|
|Bundle Software||1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version)|
|2. Intel Rapid Start Technology|
|3. Intel Smart Connect Technology|
|4. Intel Smart Response Technology|
|5. LucidLogix Virtu MVP|
|* Make sure the monitor cable has been connected to the integrated graphics port(s) on the back panel.|
|Operating System||1. Support for Microsoft Windows 7|
|Form Factor||1. E-ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 26.4cm|