Gigabyte Unloads With G1.Sniper 2 Gaming Motherboard

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News Posted: Fri, Aug 5 2011 12:00 AM
Gaming motherboard? Oh, yeah. Gigabyte's got you covered, and if this promo picture is any indication of what this silicon packs... well, let's just say you should probably suit up before ordering. The G1.Sniper 2 is all set for Intel Z68-based war, ready to handle the latest Intel i7 Sandy Bridge CPU and including Bigfoot Networks' G1-Killer network technology -- stuff that'll smooth out jitter and ensure you don't get sniped while lagging.


There's even a dedicated Sound Blaster X-Fi 20K2 onboard, as well as 2-way CrossFireX and SLI support, PCI Express Gen. 3 support, a built-in front audio headphone amplifier, military-styled heatpipe/heatsinks, and switchable graphics tech with LucidLogix Virtu GPU virtualization. Gigabyte also throws in their TouchBIOS, but what they aren't throwing out is a price. Start saving, we suspect you'll need quite a few pennies.


City of Industry, California, August 4th 2011 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the launch of the new G1.Sniper 2 motherboard, the latest G1-Killer Series motherboard designed for extreme gaming on the latest Intel® Z68 chipset and Intel® i7 Core ‘Sandy Bridge’ processors. Featuring several state-of-the-art onboard solutions from renowned industry leaders Creative and Bigfoot Networks, as well as many additional and exclusive GIGABYTE features, the GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 2 motherboard takes no prisoners in its quest for gaming supremacy.

“The GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 2 brings our acclaimed no mercy G1-Killer gaming philosophy to Intel’s mainstream Z68 platform”, commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. “From listening closely to the gaming community, it’s clear that this is an eagerly anticipated motherboard, and one that will guarantee the fearlessly uncompromising gaming experience that so many of our customers crave.”

“Intel is pleased to see GIGABYTE extend its G1-Killer series to the high performance Intel® Z68 Chipset platform”, said Zane Ball, General Manager of Intel Desktop Platforms. “In combination with our 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors, the new GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 2 motherboard will offer an incredibly potent platform for today’s hardcore gamers.”

“We’re excited to continue our great working relationship with GIGABYTE to give gamers the competitive advantage of Sound Blaster audio on the G1.Sniper 2 Gaming Motherboard,” said Steve Erickson, VP and GM of audio and video at Creative. “When it comes to extreme gaming, dedicated Sound Blaster X-Fi 20K2 onboard processing with EAX 5.0 technology blows away the performance of any integrated chipset with host audio on the market.”

“GIGABYTE continues to push the boundaries of performance and functionality with their new Z68-based G1.Sniper 2 gaming motherboard” said Michael Howse, CEO of Bigfoot Networks. “Designed for online gamers and media junkies, it includes our latest Killer™ E2100 Gaming Platform for smarter, faster networking. And with our new Advanced Stream Detect™ technology, GIGABYTE’s new G1.Sniper 2 motherboard provides unparalleled networking performance for online games, streaming media and real-time communications.”
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Lovly design, the weapon looking path seems to be doing well for them :)

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"Love this board,about time Gigabyte. Nice future proofing with PCI Express 3.0 and Ivy Bridge , I just hope Intel will let me overclock Ivy Bridge with Z68 (Dont Count on it)."

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Sweet board.

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That is one beautiful board. Can't wait to see the review :) I am sure this is going to cost somewhere in the 300-400 range.

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The G1-Sniper was $400.00. (and still is)

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rrplay replied on Sat, Aug 6 2011 8:09 AM

Just gotta say that is one mean 'n green looking board. Pretty sure that it may do really well for those with the bucks yep 400.00 for a mainboard is not really going to improve my gaming skills since i pretty much schtink and will still have just as much fun getting killed on a 150.00 mobo. Still gotta love all this powerful eye- candy on this beautiful and well marketed Gigaybyte board

oh  heck ! >> I'll admit it ! Surprise

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PDuh replied on Sun, Aug 14 2011 6:53 AM

Are there actually PCI-E 3.0 VGA cards out right now?

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realneil replied on Sun, Aug 14 2011 9:36 AM

PDuh:
Are there actually PCI-E 3.0 VGA cards out right now?

That's a good question, and the answer is no, not yet. But having the capability ready to go when they ARE released is a great idea.

 

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