Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X

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About this Product


APU FM2+ Socket:
AMD A series processors
AMD Athlon™ series processors
(Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
Chipset
AMD A88X
Memory
4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory
  • Due to a 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 the size of the physical memory installed.
  • The maximum 64 GB of system memory can be supported using 16 GB (or above) memory modules. GIGABYTE will update the memory support list on the official website when the memory modules are available on the market.
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333 MHz memory modules
Support for AMD Memory Profile (AMP)/Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
Onboard Graphics APU with integrated AMD Radeon™ HD 8000/7000 series graphics:
  • To use the onboard graphics port, you must install an AMD APU with integrated graphics.
1 x D-Sub port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200
1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 2560x1600
  • Support for 2560x1600 resolution requires both a monitor and cable that support Dual Link DVI.
  • The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160
  • The resolution of 4096x2160 can be supported when using an FM2+ APU; the maximum resolution supported is 1920x1200 when using an FM2 APU.
  • Support for HDMI 1.4a version.
Maximum shared memory of 2 GB
Audio
Realtek® ALC898 codec
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN
Realtek® GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Expansion Slots
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
(The PCIEX16 slot conforms to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
  • To support PCI Express 3.0, you must install an FM2+ APU.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
3 x PCI Express x1 slots
(The PCIEX4 and PCI Express x1 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
2 x PCI slots
Multi-Graphics Technology
Support for AMD Dual Graphics technology
  • Only A series APUs support AMD Dual Graphics.
Storage Interface Chipset:
8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, and JBOD
USB Chipset:
4 USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
9 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (5 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x APU fan header
3 x system fan headers
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x serial port header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
2 x gain control switches
Back Panel Connectors
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port
1 x HDMI port
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
5 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
I/O Controller
iTE® I/O Controller Chip
H/W Monitoring
System voltage detection
APU/System temperature detection
APU/System fan speed detection
APU overheating warning
APU/System fan fail warning
APU/System fan speed control
  • Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.
BIOS
2 x 64 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI EFI BIOS
Support for DualBIOS™
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.6, ACPI 2.0a
Unique Features
Support for @BIOS
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress Install
Support for EasyTune
  • Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.
Support for Smart Recovery 2
Support for ON/OFF Charge
Bundle Software
Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
cFosSpeed
Operating System
Support for Windows 8.1/8/7 32-bit/64-bit
  • If you plan to install Windows 8.1, please download the latest drivers from GIGABYTE's website.
Support for Windows XP 32-bit
  • To support Windows XP 32-bit, you must install an AMD FM2 Trinity APU.
Form Factor
ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 22.5cm
Remark
Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.
Most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP SP1/SP2. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website.

Official URL

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4683

Reviews

Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X Reviews Rating: 92 out of 100 based on 3 ratings.

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Bjorn3D 8.6/10 Apr 11 '14
eTeknix.com  --- Dec 20 '13
Hexus  --- Feb 04 '14
KitGuru 9/10 Oct 07 '13
Ninjalane 5/5 Oct 07 '13
PC Perspective  --- Jun 16 '14
Technic3D  --- Dec 10 '13
Vortez  --- Feb 05 '14
MadShrimps  --- Jul 31 '13
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"Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X is designed with gamers in mind with the enhanced audio and network performance. The add-on features is welcomed for AMD mainstream FM2+ (Kaveri) platform for any gamer who..."

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eTeknix.com on

"Gigabyte’s G1 Sniper A88X motherboard is an admirable attempt at doing something that hasn’t really been done before for an AMD APU motherboard. Gigabyte have wrestled with bringing the features..."

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Hexus on

"We come away with the feeling that the G1.Sniper represents a solid addition to Gigabyte's AMD-supporting fold. It doesn't stand out in any particular way other than the attention paid to the..."

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KitGuru on

"Another impressive motherboard from Gigabyte which offers good value for money."

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MadShrimps on

"The G1.Sniper 5 Z87 motherboard from Gigabyte is packed with all bells and whistles and offers stuff like Killer E2200 NIC, a solid 16-phase VRM, Sound Blaster Core3D audio with interference PCB..."

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