Gigabyte Goes for the Kill with G1.Sniper Z87 Motherboard

Paul Lilly

A killer board for gamers and overclockers

Heading into the weekend, Gigabyte announced the launch of its latest gaming motherboard, the G1.Sniper Z87. Gigabyte made the announcement at Blizzcon 2013, one of the biggest U.S. gaming events of the year. It's a fitting place to unveil the G1.Sniper Z87, which combines aggressive looks with high-end hardware like an AMP-UP audio feature and Killer E2200 networking.

Gigabyte paid a lot of attention to its board's audio scheme. It has an upgradeable on-board OP-Amp, USB DAC-UP for clean, noise-free power delivery to any DAC, gain boost with onboard switches to select between 2.5x and 6x amplification, integrated Creative Sound Core3D audio processor, audio noise guard to protect against EMI, and a few other odds and ends.

Outside of audio, the G1.Sniper Z87 sports four DDR3 DIMM slots with support for up to 32GB of memory, two PCI-E x16 slots, three PCI-E x1 slots, two regular PCI slots, half a dozen SATA 6Gbps ports with RAID support, 6 USB 3.0 ports, 7 USB 2.0 ports, and more.

No word yet on when the Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 will be available or for how much.

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