Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5 Review Z87 1150 Haswell

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Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Review

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Only a couple of generations ago and onboard sound was still pretty shabby and a soundcard was one of the default things you had to purchase along with a graphics card. Recent innovations have seen onboard audio becoming a much more viable option, although a card such as the ASUS Xonar or Creative Soundblaster still had enough to offer to be worthy of purchase.

Gigabyte have taken the unique step of allowing the user to decide the style of audio reproduction they prefer by utilising a socket for the amplifier chip, rather than soldering it to the PCB. The M5 itself comes with two chips, and a further three are purchasable as an add-on. Motherboard microtransactions.

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01-06-2013, 11:12:21

Feronix
Thanks Tom!

Will have to chose between this and the Gryphon. Might simply come down to price though, but I'm willing to spend more on this one if the audio is much better.Quote

01-06-2013, 11:34:40

AverageNinja
Thanks tom! Sexy board and I like that little bit of gold on the audio chip. Adds a nice accent!Quote

01-06-2013, 13:30:48

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Feronix View Post
Thanks Tom!

Will have to chose between this and the Gryphon. Might simply come down to price though, but I'm willing to spend more on this one if the audio is much better.
TBH mate this thing is epic. £160?Quote

01-06-2013, 13:35:40

Feronix
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
TBH mate this thing is epic. £160?
True, though the z77 version of this board used to be around €120,- over here (100 quid?) so I'm waiting to see what the actual price will be.

I also planned on a black & white theme. Not sure if the whole black & white and a bit of green is going to work.

I don't have the funds yet anyway. Do you have any idea when your Gryphon review might be out (if you're doing one at all)?Quote

01-06-2013, 13:42:20

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Feronix View Post
True, though the z77 version of this board used to be around €120,- over here (100 quid?) so I'm waiting to see what the actual price will be.

I also planned on a black & white theme. Not sure if the whole black & white and a bit of green is going to work.

I don't have the funds yet anyway. Do you have any idea when your Gryphon review might be out (if you're doing one at all)?
No plans to atm. TBH a lot has changed at Asus and they make it far to hard to get stuff from them which is why they have all reviews live for NDA.

Ive got a Maximus 6 here but they seem to think delivering it the day before NDA is acceptable. Its not. I certainly wont be working my arse off for them again till they start showing me some love.Quote
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