Preview: Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3

Published by Christian Ney on 17.04.12
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Connectors and I/O

Totally Gigabyte equipped the G1.Sniper 3 with ten angled SATA ports, which is enough for every office PC, gaming rig or overclocking setup. On the fourth picture you can see the audio area, which has been separated from the the main PCB to avoid noise signals. Gigayte chose to place an audio chip from Creative on the G1.Sniper 3. In this case it is a C00132. Regarding the LAN chip there is a Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2201.
At the top right corner of the motherboard we were happy to find a useful clear CMOS button as well as a reset and power button. Also located in the same area you will find the LED debug display that is very practical if you experience any hardware issues. There are even voltage reading points in this area, which are useful for us extreme overclockers. As for the bottom part of the motherboard you will be able to find additional connectors and a bios switch as well.

Totally you'll find five fan headers on the Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 which is more than enough to provide an overclocking rig or even a high-end gaming machine with plenty of fresh air. The fan headers are located around the CPU and their also spread over the entire board which makes them easily to access from any position in an enclosure.

Looking at the external connectors directly at the back-panel Gigabyte equipped the G1.Sniper 3 with one PS2 mouse/keyboard connector, no less than six USB 3.0 ports, two RJ45 connectors, an optical out as well as an analogue audio panel. Furhtermore there are also video out connectors like the VGA, DVI and both HDMI, DisplayPort connectors.

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Page 2 - Specifications / Delivery Page 5 - Conclusion
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