Gigabyte Z68 G1.Sniper 2 Review

PC Mark

Gigabyte Z68 G1.Sniper 2 Review

PC Mark Vantage

Whoa. Considering that both the UD3P and Sniper 2 were running identical specs (including the use of IRST), the Sniper 2 annihilates it in PC Mark Vantage. Every score makes a mockery of any other LGA1155 motherboard we've seen before and whilst a lot can be attributed to the raw pace the IRST provides, the UD3P didn't get close. Is this an aberration or will PC Mark 7 back us up?

PC Mark 7

The proof, as the old adage goes, is in the pudding. Once again the Sniper 2 scores a clean kill on its stablemate the UD3P and is the first Z68 board to break the 5000 point barrier. Mightily impressive performance in both iterations of PC Mark.

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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

17-08-2011, 08:42:00

| raVen |
Good motherboard but TOOOO expensive! Quote

17-08-2011, 10:44:16

badtaylorx shots of the "this is not a real gun" sticker??? Tell me yer gonna use it as a case vadge!!!Quote

17-08-2011, 10:49:19

As usual v nice review.

Nice looking Board, me like so much

OOPS ... about the price Quote

19-08-2011, 07:26:39

Originally Posted by badtaylorx View Post shots of the "this is not a real gun" sticker??? Tell me yer gonna use it as a case vadge!!!
You don't stick it on yourself. Its on there from the beginning.Quote

19-08-2011, 18:40:25

I like the LEDs in the heatsink! I think more boards should incorporate that.Quote

20-08-2011, 22:59:50

If only tech wasn't outdated so fast. It sucks spending a load on building a top of the range rig, making it look all smart then 3-6 months later its outdated.

Love the board, the price, not so much.Quote

22-08-2011, 10:28:20

Good review but Ouch on the price! Why are they still sticking old technology on the board with a price like this there should be no USB 2 and Sata 2! I definitely wont be buying any new M/Board until the legacy kit is replaced with up-to-date gear its not like it isnt backwards compatible!Quote

28-08-2011, 10:16:10

Stl Drifter has it in stock right now for $319.99 U.S. dollars!Quote

01-09-2011, 06:54:15

Nice review. The price has come way down from before, which makes it all the more impressive now.Quote

04-10-2011, 20:42:50

Really nice board. Kind of reminds me of the DFI look, without the weapons theme.

Gigabyte should make a Z68 or P67 board with the orange layout like the X58A OC board.Quote

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