Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5 Review Z87 1150 Haswell


Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Review


Only a couple of generations ago and onboard sound was still pretty shabby and a soundcard was one of the default things you had to purchase along with a graphics card. Recent innovations have seen onboard audio becoming a much more viable option, although a card such as the ASUS Xonar or Creative Soundblaster still had enough to offer to be worthy of purchase.

Gigabyte have taken the unique step of allowing the user to decide the style of audio reproduction they prefer by utilising a socket for the amplifier chip, rather than soldering it to the PCB. The M5 itself comes with two chips, and a further three are purchasable as an add-on. Motherboard microtransactions.

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01-06-2013, 10:41:51

The final of our looks at the first batch of today's Z87 motherboard releases sees the Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 on the OC3D bench rig.

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01-06-2013, 11:12:21

Thanks Tom!

Will have to chose between this and the Gryphon. Might simply come down to price though, but I'm willing to spend more on this one if the audio is much better.Quote

01-06-2013, 11:34:40

Thanks tom! Sexy board and I like that little bit of gold on the audio chip. Adds a nice accent!Quote

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