Gigabyte's G1.Sniper 2 Motherboard Nearly Official

Paul Lilly

Gigabyte still hasn't officially launched its G1.Sniper 2 motherboard that was showcased back at the Computex tradeshow in Taiwan, nor has the company announced pricing information or even put up a product page. But what Gigabyte did so is post several sexy snapshots of one of the hottest looking boards we've ever seen on the company's Facebook page for its motherboard division.

The G1.Sniper 2 is based on Intel's Z68 chipset and comes equipped with a Killer NIC E2100. It also has an X-Fi audio chip with dedicated memory, a powered eSATA/USB combo port on the rear panel, pin headers for two front USB 3.0 ports and six USB 2.0 ports, two PCI Express x16 slots, a pair of PCI-E x1 slots, two standard PCI slots, seven SATA ports (four of them SATA 6Gbps), HDMI, OC button, and other goodies.

What really steals the show is the color scheme and ammo clip-shaped heatsink. The G1.Sniper 2's design is a marked departure from Gigabyte's penchant for pastel colors and is much more aggressive looking than previous Gigabyte boards.

Image Credit: Gigabyte

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