Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5 Review Z87 1150 Haswell
So we've looked at a good value Gigabyte motherboard, an MSI offering that was spectacular in every department, so now let us provide the a final option which is a performance motherboard in a small package. The Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5.
Demonstrating how quickly the Sniper series has settled in to the Gigabyte range, it didn't seem two minutes ago that we were surprised by the G1.Snipers performance, and equally impressed by the commitment to the military theme in terms of packaging and board design. Each variant has moved further away from the Sniper concept in design ethos, whilst retaining the good performance of the early efforts.
So if you're looking for a mATX motherboard to place your new Haswell CPU in, let's see if the G1.Sniper M5 could be just the ticket.
The big selling point of the M5 is the inclusion of the Creative Sound Core 3D chip. Rather than utilising one of the many RealTek variants, Gigabyte have gone full on with Creative, and some very clever alternatives which we'll look at on another page.