Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5 Review Z87 1150 Haswell
Gigabyte Z87 G1.Sniper M5
Intel Core i7-4770K
Club3D HD7970 Royal Ace
Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400MHz
Corsair Neutron GTX
Windows 7 x64
During our testing we used the new Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400Mhz 16GB kits.
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.
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.