Creative high performance audio.
Bigfoot Networks E2100.
PCI-E Gen 3 Support.
Intel Ivy Bridge 22nm CPU Support.
Custom heatsink design.
Adequate spacing for dual GPU airflow.
Lucidlogix Virtu Support.
Quick OC button.
Dual BIOS to ensure safety.
Full of gamer friendly features.
Full on-board Creative XFi and Killer NIC hardware.
Two extra SATA3 6Gb/s ports.
Front Access Panel.
No LCD post indicator.
BIOS is still not a full UEFI solution.
Overclocking features can be difficult to manage based on chosen components.
Onboard audio and network solutions limit bus clocking.
Changing memory divider forces a x38 multiplier on the CPU.
Current TouchBIOS version freezes at the PC Status tab.
By TechSpot on September 08, 2011
Gigabyte's G1.Sniper2 is an awesome motherboard that delivers the kind of performance and features gamers and overclockers dream about. However, as is often the case, this fine specimen doesn't come cheaply. As of writing, the G1.Sniper2 is fetchi70
By Overclockers Club on December 19, 2011
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 2: Overall I would have to say I am pleased with the performance delivered by the Gigabyte G1.Sniper 2 motherboard. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would have to give it an 8, as I was not able to reach the limits of my poor beat up...-
By FutureLooks on December 18, 2011
In rating the GIGABYTE G1.Killer Sniper 2 motherboard, I had to consider the integrated versus the external peripheral argument. On the one hand, if the audio or network go out, users will have to RMA the entire board. Add-on cards can simply be...90
By APC Magazine on December 02, 2011
GIGABYTE introduced its new range of gaming-oriented motherboards in January to a guarded audience. Would there be enough of a distinction between its normal enthusiast or high-end boards to dedicate to a gaming series? ASUS has done well with its...80
By HotHardware on November 09, 2011
Although the Gigabyte G1.Sniper2 delivered somewhat mixed benchmark scores, at times dropping behind the pack and other times leading the way, overall it performed well. One limitation worth mentioning is that it only supports two-way SLI/CrossFireX,...-
By VR-Zone on November 08, 2011
It is pretty evident at this point that the GIGABYTE G1 Sniper 2 really is one of the most loaded LGA1155 boards we have reviewed to date. It not only has a full accessory kit, but it also has some really great on-board features. The addition of so...85
By X-bit Labs on September 29, 2011
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...-
By Bjorn3D on September 19, 2011
The G1.Sniper 2 is an excellent board with a lot of innovative features that should make gamers rejoice. These features make excellent additions to any board and we are really surprised to see that GIGABYTE is the only manufacturer to adopt such...80
By Legit Reviews on September 14, 2011
The GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2 Intel X58 motherboard has the features that many purchase additional expansion cards for. If you are looking for a great performing motherboard, and are planning on picking up a discrete NIC and sound card, the GIGABYTE...-
By techPowerUp! on September 06, 2011
There's not really much we can say about the Gigabyte G1.Sniper2. As a gaming motherboard, there's absolutely nothing missing feature-wise, and the gaming performance has yet to be matched by any other product. The inclusion of the onboard...95