Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87

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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 LGA1150 package
L3 cache varies with CPU
(Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
Chipset
Intel® Z87 Express Chipset
Memory
4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 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.
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR3 3000(O.C.) / 2933(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666(O.C.) / 2600(O.C.) / 2500(O.C.) / 2400(O.C.) / 2200(O.C.) / 2133(O.C.) / 2000(O.C.) / 1866(O.C.) / 1800(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 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 Integrated Graphics Processor:
1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
  • Support for DisplayPort 1.2 version.
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
  • Support for HDMI 1.4a version.
Maximum shared memory of 1 GB
Audio
Creative® Sound Core 3D chip
Support for Sound Blaster Recon3Di
High Definition Audio
2/5.1-channel
Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN
Qualcomm® Atheros Killer E2201 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 PCIEX8 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16 slot. When the PCIEX8 slot is populated, the PCIEX16 slot will operate at up to x8 mode.
(The PCI Express x16 slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)

3 x PCI Express x1 slots
(The PCI Express x1 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)

2 x PCI slots
Multi-Graphics Technology
Support for 2-Way AMD CrossFire™/2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ technology
Storage Interface Chipset:
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0~5)
Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
USB Chipset:
6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
7 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (3 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
6 x SATA 6Gb/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
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x serial port header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x power button
1 x reset button
1 x Clear CMOS button
2 x BIOS switches
2 x audio gain control switches
Back Panel Connectors
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x coaxial S/PDIF Out connector
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI port
4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
3 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In/Mic In, Line Out, Headphone/Speaker Out)
I/O Controller
iTE® I/O Controller Chip
H/W Monitoring
System voltage detection
CPU/System temperature detection
CPU/System fan speed detection
CPU/System overheating warning
CPU/System fan fail warning
CPU/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 Q-Flash
Support for Xpress Install
Support for APP Center
  • Available applications in APP Center may differ by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also differ depending on motherboard specifications.
@BIOS
EasyTune
EZ Setup
USB Blocker
Smart TimeLock
Smart Recovery 2
Support for ON/OFF Charge
Bundle Software
Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Operating System
Support for Windows 8.1/8/7
Form Factor
ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 23.3cm
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. 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=4802

Reviews

Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 Reviews Rating: 88 out of 100 based on 2 ratings.

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APH Networks  --- Mar 03 '14
eTeknix.com  --- Jan 23 '14
HardwareHeaven  --- Dec 12 '13
KitGuru 8.5/10 Dec 09 '13
ocaholic 4.5/5 Apr 22 '14
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"The Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 is a stunning midrange enthusiast motherboard with many great features -- all for a mere $170 at press time."

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"Gigabyte have raised the bar with the G1 Sniper Z87 motherboard. This exceptional motherboard packs all the features you’d expect from a premium gaming motherboard – delivering great audio,..."

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"It offers all the key features we expect from a board of this price, adds a decent NIC/audio and competes with more expensive models."

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"Filled with worthwhile gaming features and offering fine performance with good overclocking results, Gigabyte’s G1.Sniper Z87 is a potent motherboard which tempts gamers with its attractive price..."

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"Should you be looking for a well equipped motherboard for playing games, which is to cost less than 120 Euro, then the Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 is going to be one of the best offers (if not the best)..."

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