Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 Review
Just like the Sniper 2 before it, the G1.Sniper 3 has a very military theme going on with the packaging, looking just like a 50 cal ammo box. Considering how much technology has been packed in to the top end Gigabyte motherboard, it's a testament to how well the designers worked that the rear is still clearly laid out.
The internal box is mad of the same sturdy cardboard that the outer one is, so there is no fear that your purchase wont arrive in tip top condition. Lifting the lid we're greeted with the motherboard itself, and more accessories than anyone could possible expect to find.
Four SLI/Crossfire bridges, two manuals, two driver CDs, and a very high quality IO shield are only the start. We also have external USB ports, eSATA, a Wireless card and two aerials, as well as seemingly enough SATA cables to run a server farm.
And here is the Sniper itself. As you can see the green that we've become accustomed to is still heavily present, but any other nods towards its heritage have all been removed. No gun-barrel-shaped power phase heatsinks, no bullet-in-a-magazine chipset heatsink.