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Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 Motherboard Review

Rating: 8.5.

Introducing itself to the low-cost gaming motherboard scene, can Gigabyte’s G1.Sniper Z87 retain the features that makes its higher-priced siblings attractive purchases?

Targeting mid-range gamers Gigabyte’s G1.Sniper Z87 features a Killer E2201 NIC, support for 2-way SLI and CrossFire, and an eye-catching green and black colour scheme. Further enhancements are provided in the form of a unique audio system centred around Nichicon high-end audio capacitors, interchangeable operational amplifiers, and Creative’s Sound Core 3D audio processor.

With gaming-orientated components and a durable power delivery system bonded into an attractive design, can Gigabyte’s G1.Sniper Z87 compete in the vicious sub-£120 motherboard market?



  • Creative Sound Core 3D audio processor.
  • Upgradeable OP-AMPS.
  • Killer E2200 series NIC.
  • High-end audio components.
  • 2-way graphics support.
  • Gold plated connectors.
  • Onboard buttons.

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