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.

Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5 Review Z87 1150 Haswell     Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5 Review Z87 1150 Haswell


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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Overclocking

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, 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
Quote:
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
Quote:
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
Quote:
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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