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|Intel 3rd and 2nd Generation Core i7/i5/i3 Processors Ready
This motherboard supports Intel 3rd generation (Ivy Bridge) Intel Core processor-based platform and 2nd generation (Sandy Bridge) Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors, with iGPU, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel 3rd generation Intel Core processor-based platform and 2nd generation Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
|Intel Z77 Express Chipset
The Intel Z77 Express Chipset is a single-chipset design to support socket 1155 Intel 3rd generation Intel Core processor-based platform and 2nd generation Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z77 chipset provides 4 USB 3.0 ports for 10 times faster data retrieval speed. Moreover, Intel Z77 Express Chipset can also enable iGPU function, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphic performance.
|12 Phase Power Design
GIGABYTE's cutting edge 12 phase power VRM design utilizes the highest caliber components to provide unadulterated, smooth power to the CPU. The innovative 12 phase power VRM has been designed and engineered to deliver fast transient response times through quick and seamless power delivery during extensive CPU loading variations. In addition, heat from the VRM is effectively reduced by spreading the load between the 12 power phases, resulting in a cooler, more stable platform.
|GIGABYTE All Digital Power Engine
GIGABYTE Z77 series motherboards take advantage of an exclusive All Digital PWM controller array, to deliver power to the board's 3rd generation Intel Core processor. Using entirely digital controllers means that more precise power delivery to the motherboard's most power hungry and energy sensitive components is possible. These components include the CPU, VTT, processor graphics and memory, without doubt the most important components on your motherboard. This All Digital Power system, with Precise Auto Voltage Compensation, provides you with exceptional control over the component power delivery on your GIGABYTE 7 series motherboard.
|GIGABYTE 3D Power: Digital Voltage, Frequency and Phase Control
Utilizing an exclusive All Digital controller array, GIGABYTE's 3D Power features precise Auto Voltage Compensation to deliver a steady flow of power to the system, no matter the loading. With digital controllers for the CPU (Vcore), VTT, processor graphics and memory (DDR), users can make real-time adjustments with the exclusive GIGABYTE 3D Power Utility, that include settings such as OVP (Over Voltage Protection), Load-line Calibration and on-the-fly PWM frequency adjustment.
|Designed for PCI Express Gen.3 Support
GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards take advantage of the latest connectivity and expansion bus technologies available on the Intel platform. The 3rd generation Intel Core processor platform debuts the new PCI Express gen. 3.0 expansion bus, allowing users to take advantage of the next generation, high-bandwidth discrete graphics card solutions.
|Lucid Universal MVP Support
GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards support Lucid Virtu GPU virtualization technologies - optimized virtualization software that improves your PC's visuals, with faster response times, improved video processing and smoother media playback, all within a low power environment. Lucid Universal MVP also features Hyperformance, which eliminates redundant rendering tasks and predicts potential synchronization issues in the graphics delivery pipeline, producing faster frame rates, sharper visuals and reduced tearing.
|AMD Quad CrossfireX Multi-GPU Support
AMD CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominating power, AMD CrossFireX technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. AMD CrossFireX technology allows you to expand your system’s graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system’s graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four AMD Radeon HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an AMD CrossFireX gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.
|NVIDIA Quad SLI Multi-GPU Technology
SLI technology allows using multiple Nvidia graphics cards in a single computer system with a mainboard equipped with an nForce SLI MCP. Users need an a mainboard with two PCI-Express 16x graphics slots and two matching GeForce graphics cards which are "SLI Ready". Most of NVIDIA's PCI-Express graphics cards starting from the 6600 GPU can enjoy the benefits of SLI.
|Dual-Channel DDR3 1600/1333/1066 MHz Support
The motherboard supports up to 32GB DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 1600/1333/1066 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia and Internet applications.
|GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration
GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards feature GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration, a range of the latest technologies that are designed help speed up data transfer, including SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology, SATA Revision 3.0 (6Gbps) technology and an unprecedented 3x USB power boost on all USB ports for more power hungry USB devices.
|Front Access Control Panel
Included with this motherboard is a Convenient Front Access Control Panel for 2 USB 3.0 ports to provide ultra fast and reliable data transfer performance from the front of your PC case.
|Onboard mSATA Support
GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards feature an onboard mSATA slot allowing users to easily take advantage of advanced SSD-based technologies like Intel Smart Response and Intel Rapid Start. Mounting an affordable, low capacity mSATA SSD directly onto your motherboard can enhance your PC's performance with better overall desktop responsiveness, faster boot times and faster system resume from 'Suspend to Disk' and 'Standby' modes.
|Dual LAN with Qualcomm Atheros Killer
GIGABYTE is the only motherboard manufacturer to implement both Intel gigabit Ethernet and the Qualcomm Atheros E2201 game networking platform directly onboard G1.Sniper 3 motherboards, offering more options for online gaming connectivity than ever before.
|Exclusive Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi Expansion Card
The motherboard also includes an exclusive PCIe expansion card that offers support for the latest Bluetooth 4.0 and IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity. The Bluetooth 4.0 standard includes Smart Ready technology that is debuting on mobile devices including the Apple iPhone 4s. This means that transferring important content from your smart phone or tablet is easier and faster than ever.
|Onboard Creative Sound Core3D
Revolutionary Sound Core3D Audio and Voice chipset accelerates THX TruStudio Pro and CrystalVoice processing effects, drastically improving your gaming experience with faster frame rates, more immersive gaming audio, and crystal clear voice communication.
|Built-in Front Audio Headphone Amplifier
Specially designed for gamers, GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 utilize a high capacity amplifier which is able to drive 150O loads, allowing gamers to enjoy a fuller range of dynamic sound with crisper details and less distortion when using high quality professional headphones. The amplifier also features wide band-width, low noise, high slew rate and low distortion, making it ideal for professional audio usage. In addition, GIGABYTE has equipped G1.Sniper 3 motherboard with 4 additional amplifiers onboard for the center/sub woofer, rear speaker, side surround and line out.
|Nichicon High-end Audio Capacitors
GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 motherboard utilizes the highest quality Nichicon MUSE ES series and MW series Bi-Polarized audio capacitors at each channel layout. These professional audio capacitors deliver the highest quality sound resolution and sound expansion to create the most realistic sound effects for professional gamers.
|5 Smart Fan Connectors
Further helping to eliminate heat are the 5 strategically placed Smart Fan pin headers which allow for more precise control of system and CPU fans. Equipped with their own individual thermal sensors, the Smart Fans can be easily controlled via GIGABYTE's EasyTune 6 utility as well as in the BIOS.
|Locked and Loaded Heatpipe Design
The GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 features a brand new heatpipe that was designed to effectively spread the heat from the critical areas of the motherboard such as the CPU VRM zone and quickly dissipating it, allowing GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 motherboards remain cool, even when the battle heats up.
|GIGABYTE 3D BIOS
The revolutionary GIGABYTE 3D BIOS application is based on GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS technology and is available to consumers in two exclusive modes of interaction, providing enthusiast and mainstream users with a choice of unique and powerful graphical interfaces.
UEFI DualBIOS Technology
At the heart of this exciting 3D BIOS technology is a pair of physical BIOS ROMs containing GIGABYTE's exclusive in-house designed UEFI BIOS technology. With a superior graphical interface capable of 32-bit color imaging and fluid user-friendly mouse navigation, UEFI DualBIOS makes BIOS configuration a new and exciting experience for novice and experienced users alike. UEFI BIOS also brings native support for large hard drives on 64-bit operating systems.
Designed to provide an extremely streamlined and user-friendly BIOS environment, GIGABYTE's exclusive 3D mode offers a fully interactive and illustrative GUI that allows users to easily and intuitively make key adjustments to the UEFI BIOS settings for optimum performance. 3D Mode allows novice or casual users to more clearly understand the areas of the motherboard that are being affected through the BIOS settings, gaining a clearer understanding of the BIOS functionality.
Advanced mode provides a more comprehensive UEFI BIOS environment that is designed specifically for overclockers and power users who want maximum control over their PC's hardware. GIGABTYE's signature M.I.T. tuning technology can be found alongside fully configurable parameters for GIGABTE's all new digital 3D Power engine. In short, advanced mode combines the signature GIGABYTE BIOS expertise you've come to expect, wrapped a slick, new and optimized graphical UEFI interface.
|GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response
The GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response utility is a simple application that allows users to quickly and easily configure their system for Intel Smart Response Technology. In the past, enabling Intel Smart Response meant users needed to enter the BIOS in order to configure their system for RAID mode, which then required a complete reinstall of the operating system. Once that processes was complete, users then needed to install the Intel Rapid Storage Utility as well as configure Intel's Smart Response Technology. GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response does all of this automatically, without users having to perform a complicated install process. This allows them to quickly and effortlessly enjoy a significant boost in system performance.
|GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 motherboards embrace a range of exclusive technologies that guarantee DIY PC builders the absolute best protection for their PC, with built-in features that prevent common malfunction threats.
|Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology gets your device up and running faster from even the deepest sleep. This means users will be able to experience almost zero power draw from their PC, but be able to resume Windows 7 is a few seconds without having the PC go through a full system boot. With Intel Rapid Start Technology the previous session resumes to the exact as it was, so that applications are still in the same state and no application data is lost.
|Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology means that your email, favorite apps, and social networks are continually and automatically updated even when the system is asleep. No more waiting for the latest world news or friends' updates to be delivered—just press the 'on' button and you're up-to-date and ready to go.
|GIGABYTE On/Off Charge
GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards feature ON/OFF Charge, a unique GIGAYTE technology which allows you not only to charge your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, but also allows you to Quick Charge it. As an added bonus, it can even be charged when your PC is turned off, so even if you forget to plug it into your charger after you've synced up your music, it will be fully charged when you need it.
|GIGABYTE EZ Setup
GIGABYTE EZ Setup is an exclusive application that allows GIGABYTE 7 series users to more easily configure and setup three important Intel Technologies on their new system; Intel Smart Response, Intel Rapid Start and Intel Smart Connect. GIGABYTE EZ Setup makes it far easier to enjoy these technologies by greatly reducing the number of steps involved to install setup and configure your system.
|Windows 8 Ready
With hardware driver compatibility tested and assured, GIGABYTE provides a complete solution for Windows 8 support. Starting now, users can experience the next generation operating system on GIGABYTE hardware, and can rest assured that they can easily upgrade once the final driver versions are released without any compatibility issues!
|Part Number||G1.Sniper 3|
|Model Number||G1.Sniper 3|
|Compatible Processors||Intel 3rd Generation Core i7 / i5 / i3
Intel 2nd Generation Core i7 / i5 / i3
|Socket Type||LGA 1155|
|Chipset Type||Z77 Express|
|RAM Installed / Max Capacity||0 MB / 32 GB Max|
|RAM Slots||4 x DDR3 DIMM|
|Supported RAM Technology||Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM|
|Supported RAM Speeds||DDR3 1600/1333/1066 Mhz|
|Expansion Slots Total (Free)||2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (running at x16)
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (running at x8)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCI
|Video Controller||Supports Intel HD Graphics|
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports Quad AMD CrossFireX
Supports Quad NVIDIA SLI
|Ports Present & Quantity||1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port
1 x HDMI port
1 x DisplayPort
2 x RJ-45 ports
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
5 x audio jacks
|Ports Present & Quantity||1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x PCIe power connector
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
1 x mSATA connector
1 x CPU fan header
4 x system fan headers
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 headers
2 x IEEE 1394a headers
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x power button
1 x Clear CMOS button
1 x reset button
Voltage measurement points
1 x BIOS switch
1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
|Intel Z77||2 x SATA 6Gb/s (RAID 0,1,5,10)
4 x SATA 3Gb/s (RAID 0,1,5,10)
1 x mSATA
|Marvell 88SE9172||4 x SATA 6Gb/s (RAID 0,1)|
|Controller||1 x Intel
1 x Qualcomm Killer E2201
|Ports||2 x LAN(RJ45) port|
Support for Sound Blaster Recon3Di
High Definition Audio
Support for S/PDIF Out
|Feature List||Support for @BIOS
GIGABYTE Xpress Install
GIGABYTE Xpress Recovery2
GIGABYTE eXtreme Hard Drive (X.H.D)
GIGABYTE Auto Green
GIGABYTE ON/OFF Charge
GIGABYTE 3D Power
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
LucidLogix Virtu MVP
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