Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5 Review Z87 1150 Haswell

Test Setup and Overclocking

Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Review

Test Setup

Gigabyte Z87 G1.Sniper M5
Intel Core i7-4770K
Club3D HD7970 Royal Ace
Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400MHz
Corsair AX1200i
Corsair Neutron GTX
Corsair H100i
Windows 7 x64

During our testing we used the new Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400Mhz 16GB kits.

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If you're in the mood for some black and green action the M5 comes with built in green LEDs to provide a backlight for the motherboard and a gentle glow in your case. These also help highlight the 'separate pcb' area for the audio components to reduce interference and increase audio quality.

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Despite the compact size of the M5, the performance implications due to it being part of the G1.Sniper range certainly come to the fore in the overclock. The GD65 hit 5GHz but for heat and stability reasons we lowered to 4.8, whereas on the M5 we still managed that 5GHz screeny but our bench stable clock was 4.9GHz, and that is our overclock speed for today.

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Most Recent Comments

01-06-2013, 10:41:51

The final of our looks at the first batch of today's Z87 motherboard releases sees the Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 on the OC3D bench rig.

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01-06-2013, 11:12:21

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

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

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