Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3

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About this Product


CPU
Support for Intel® Core™ i7 processors/Intel® Core™ i5 processors/ Intel® Core™ i3 processors/Intel® Pentium® processors/Intel® Celeron® processors in the LGA1155 package
L3 cache varies with CPU
(Some Intel® Core™ processors require a graphic card, please refer "CPU support List" for more information.)
Chipset
Intel® Z77 Express Chipset
Memory
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.
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR3 2400(OC)/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
Support for non-ECC memory modules
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
Onboard Graphics Chipset:
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200
  • The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200
1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 2560x1600
Audio
Creative CA0132 chip
Support for Sound Blaster Recon3Di
High Definition Audio
2/5.1-channel
Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN
Intel GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Expansion Slots
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
  • For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)
(The PCIEX16 and PCIEX8 slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
  • The PCIEX8 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16 slot. When the PCIEX8 slot is populated, the PCIEX16 slot will operate at up to x8 mode.
  • PCIE Gen.3 is dependent on CPU and expansion card compatibility.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
1 x PCI Express x1 slot
(PCIEX4/PCIEX1 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
Multi-Graphics Technology
Support for 2-Way AMD CrossFireX™/NVIDIA SLI technology (PCIEX16 and PCIEX8)
Storage Interface Chipset:
2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0/1) supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices
3 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2 2~4) supporting up to 3 SATA 3Gb/s devices
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s connector on the back panel supporting up to 1 SATA 3Gb/s device
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.
USB Chipset:
Up to 4 USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
Up to 10 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB headers)
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
3 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU fan header
3 x System fan headers
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
3 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
Back Panel Connectors
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port
1 x HDMI port
1 x DisplayPort
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s connector
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
4 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/Mic In, Line Out, Headphone)
I/O Controller
iTE I/O Controller Chip
H/W Monitoring
System voltage detection
CPU/System temperature detection
CPU/System fan speed detection
CPU overheating warning
CPU/System fan fail warning
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
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 Xpress Recovery2
Support for EasyTune
  • Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.
Support for eXtreme Hard Drive (X.H.D)
Support for Auto Green
Support for ON/OFF Charge
Support for Q-Share
Support for 3D Power
Support for EZ Setup
Bundle Software
Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
LucidLogix Virtu MVP
  • Make sure the monitor cable has been connected to the integrated graphics port on the back panel.
cFosSpeed
Operating System
Support for Microsoft® Windows 7
Form Factor
Micro ATX Form Factor; 24.4cm x 24.4cm

Official URL

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4168

Reviews

Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 Reviews Rating: 81 out of 100 based on 2 ratings.

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Bjorn3D 8/10 May 11 '12
eTeknix.com  --- May 23 '12
HardwareLook  --- Jul 23 '12
PC Perspective  --- Jul 03 '12
techPowerUp! 8.2/10 Jul 13 '12
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"The Gigabyte Sniper M3 is a solid board with a good value price and great performance and for this, it earns the Bjorn3D Silver Bear Award."

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eTeknix.com on

"All in all, I can honestly say that the G1.Sniper M3 has managed to carry on the G1 series legacy, if not improving it slightly along the way. Micro-ATX versions of high-end boards are always going..."

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"I feel most confident to say that the Sniper M3 has definitely set a new and high standard for other brands to now meet. The bar has been set very high. Gigabyte have done well to gain an advantage..."

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PC Perspective on

"We'd like to thank our friends at Gigabyte for providing the G1.Sniper M3 micro ATX motherboard for our review today. The gorgeous style, small footprint, and enhancements to the board's gaming and..."

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techPowerUp! on

"The one thing that makes it acceptable to me is the relatively low price, as although there are many other products in the same price range with greater functionality, none of them will offer the..."

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