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GIGABYTE Launches G1.Sniper Z87 Motherboard at Blizzcon 2013

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Posted November 12, 2013 by RyanR in CPU & Motherboards

On November 8, 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan, GIGABYTE announced the launch of its latest gaming motherboard the GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z87 at Blizzcon 2013.

The GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z87 combines the signature AMP-UP Audio feature set with Killer™ E2200 networking, gold hardware, ruthless performance and looks that could kill. This is the latest addition to the GIGABYTE G1-Killer series and is packed with an exclusive range of features, including the world’s first Motherboard to feature an upgradable onboard operational amplifier (OP-Amp). OP-Amps are commonly found in high-end audio equipment and offer not only amplification of the audio signal, but a superior audio experience generally. This motherboard’s OP-Amp is mounted on a socket which allows users to physically switch out and try different OP-Amps. This offers distinct and nuanced properties that could make the audio clearer, punchier and more life-like. Additional OP-Amps can be purchased separately to further expand audio capabilities. It also uses top quality gold plated hardware for improved connectivity and long lasting durability for the USB DAC-UP port, the DisplayPort, HMDI ports and audio connectors. Gold has superb signal conductivity and will not tarnish over extended periods of use.

The Sound Core3D™ audio processor is also shielded by a gold-plated cover which eliminates electrostatic interference. and it has the world’s FIRST Quad-Core processor for HD sound & voice. Overall, this motherboard should appeal to the gaming community with it’s distinctive style and feature set.


GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z87 features and specifications as follows

Specifications And Features

  • Supports 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processors
  • GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Plus Technology
  • GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio technology
  • Onboard Creative Sound Core3D™ quad-core audio processor
  • Killer™ E2200 LAN with high ESD Protection
  • Exclusive Gain Boost
  • Audio Noise Guard with LED path lighting
  • Built-in Front Audio Headphone Amplifier
  • Durable black solid capacitors
  • 15µ gold plated CPU socket
  • Multi-GPU Support



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