Gigabyte Z68 G1.Sniper 2 Review

3D Mark

Gigabyte Z68 G1.Sniper 2 Review

3D Mark Vantage

Hoorah we have a stunner. In Performance trim our GTX570 gets up near the 29000 mark, the best score we've seen. On High the perfect storm between GPU performance and available bandwidth on the PCIe x16 3.0 and the Sniper 2 hits everything else right between the eyes. As we move into Extreme, and therefore start to become limited by the GTX570 itself, things settle down again, although the Sniper 2 still puts up a dazzling number. 

3D Mark 11

We were hoping this would carry over into 3D Mark 11 but, like the Vantage P and X tests, we're either using so little performance that the upgraded PCIe lane has no benefit, or so much performance that it's the GTX570 that's wheezing. Still it's up there with the best of them and so that's good.

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Most Recent Comments

17-08-2011, 07:26:37

Today we're taking a look at the follow-up to the very popular X58 Assassin Motherboard, the Z68 G1.Sniper 2.

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17-08-2011, 08:05:28

ouch - expensive!!! £250-£270 and i would have been impressed Quote

17-08-2011, 08:29:09

I really hope that the price of this board will come down and that it is priced so high because it is being marketed as being PCI-E 3 and Ivy Bridge native and that retailers are just charging extra to cash in on it.

The thing is now that we know that all Gigabyte boards are PCI-E 3 compatible with just a simple BIOS update, then that makes the UD7 the better and cheaper board. Ok, so it may not have the sound card and the NIC chip but these have been proven to be not that much of a improvement over standard ones at a lower price anyway, so is it really worth paying the extra for them? No, in my opinion anyway.

It is a good board and it does look good and perform very well but the price is just to high Quote

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