Gigabyte G1.Sniper 2

  • Gigabyte G1.Sniper 2
86
Based on 9 scores, 25 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    5
  • Good:
    3
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Creative high performance audio.
  • Bigfoot Networks E2100.
  • PCI-E Gen 3 Support.

Cons:

  • No LCD post indicator.
  • BIOS is still not a full UEFI solution.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on 70

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 fetchi

By Overclockers Club on

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 90

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...

By APC Magazine on 80

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...

By HotHardware on

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 85

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...

By X-bit Labs on

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 80

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...

By Legit Reviews on

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 95

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...

By Hardware Canucks on

As we saw with the X58 Killer-series boards, Gigabyte has been pushing themselves on the innovation and marketing fronts albeit with varying degrees of success. Pushing a “gamer” motherboard tends blur the line between self styled gamers and...

By Guru of 3D on

Gigabyte G1.Sniper2 Gigabyte has been on a hot streak lately to produce some of the nicest motherboards targeted at gamers. The Initial Killer/Sniper series has shown a completely new style from Gigabyte, a series that steps away from that baby blue...

By Hi Tech Legion on

Performance-wise, the Gigabyte G1.Sniper2 Z68 motherboard is remarkable and performed a lot better than I expected. Granted, this isn’t an overclocking motherboard, so it is lacking some features that enthusiasts have gotten used to when it comes...

By Ninjalane on 100

Gaming motherboards come in all shapes and sizes and in most cases aren't designed for a specific purpose since the categorization is generally a segmentation decision made by the mobo maker. In fact you can "game" on any motherboard but, if you...

By Overclock3D on 83

There are many things we review that the numbers tell the whole story. You can look through the speeds of an SSD and know instantly if it's good enough or not. Graphics cards aren't so simple because you have the heat and noise issue to take...

By Vortez on

Since the press release of G1 Sniper 2 emerged some weeks ago there has been plenty of discussing surrounding this motherboard across communities and social networking sites – mostly positive feedback I must say, but it falls with us to deliver the...

International Review By Noticias 3D on

Aunque la verdad es que es complicado enmarcar la G1.Sniper 2 dentro de un segmento específico de usuarios: tiene una apariencia muy vistosa, lo suficiente como para atraer la atención de los que se dejan guiar por un aspecto llamativo,...

International Review By CHW on

Considerando que la G1.Sniper2 es nuestra primera placa Z68 de alto rendimiento a la que le ponemos las manos encima, puede sonar prematuro asegurar que es la mejor o peor placa del mercado, pero, sin dejar de lado las especificaciones técnicas y...

International Review By Hardware.Info on

Halverwege 2011 introduceerde Intel de Z68-chipset voor Sandy Bridge processors. Inmiddels is de Z68 dé chipset die je als liefhebber kiest wanneer je een Socket 1155 moederbord uitzoekt. Onze vergelijkingstest in mei omvatte 7 verschillende borden....

International Review By Digitale-Generation on 85

So ein perfektes Gamer-Mainboard hat natürlich auch seinen Preis. Fast 400 Euro werden derzeit fällig um in den Genuss dieses Boards zu kommen. Wenn man die Kosten der onboard Komponenten herausrechnet, dann ist es immer noch kein wirklich...