The Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 offers a lot of benefits such as high-quality packaging, rich accessories and thought-through design. The capabilities of its Z77 Express chipset are enhanced with a number of additional controllers, including a discrete Wi-Fi/Bluetooth card, a PCI Express switch, and solutions from Creative Technology and Bigfoot Networks. An indisputable advantage of this mainboard, its microSATA connector allows installing a compact SSD for Intel Smart Response. Featuring Ultra Durable 4 technology, the mainboard is protected against overheating, overvoltage, high humidity and electrostatic discharges. It also has user-friendly and options-rich 3D BIOS which keeps on getting better and comes with a bundle of useful software tools.
We wouldn’t emphasize the fact that it couldn’t overclock our CPU as far as other mainboards, but there are a couple of things you should keep in mind if you choose this product. First of all, it is obviously meant for configurations with multiple graphics cards. So, if you are going to use only one discrete card or just the graphics core integrated into the processor, you may want to consider a different mainboard model. And another thing is that the G1.Sniper 3 is 20 millimeters wider than a standard ATX mainboard, so you should make sure your system case can accommodate it.
As for shortcomings we’ve spotted about the G1.Sniper 3 during our tests, there are only two things that need to be pointed out here. It has too many video outputs at the back panel for a gaming mainboard. And it consumes too much power in all operational modes.