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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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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