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Old September 6, 2011, 08:56 PM
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Default Gigabyte G1.Sniper 2 Z68 Motherboard Review Comment Thread

Gigabyte has been pushing their G1 series "gaming" motherboards for some time now but the Sniper 2 represents their first step away from the aging X58 platform. Not only is this board more affordable than its predecessor but it also comes with Z68-exclusive features like SSD caching and Virtu GPU switching technology.

Read more here: Gigabyte G1.Sniper 2 Z68 Motherboard Review
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Old September 6, 2011, 09:40 PM
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Great review Eldonko, the motherboard looks good with all its goodies. But I think I will hold off before spending Over $300 on a LGA1155 board until I see what the LGA 2011 are like.
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Old September 6, 2011, 09:58 PM
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Great review. Lots of work in it and its appreciated.
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nice review

is voltage droopin on cpu n ram?
or jumpin +.03v-.06v on load
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Nice review Eldonko!

Please refresh my memory if it has already been done, but have you ever benchmarked the Killer NIC? I always thought of that NIC as a gimmick. I don't see how optimizations at the chip can possibly make a noticeable difference when you have to go through a 6+ foot cable, then a switch / router, and most importantly the Internet to get to a game server. I think a comparison between the following would be really interesting:
  • Motherboard with integrated Killer NIC
  • Separate Killer NIC
  • Cheapo motherboard's Realtek / Broadcom Gigabit NIC
  • Intel Desktop Gigabit NIC or other (non "Killer") NIC included with better motherboards
  • Server-class NIC on expansion card
I know this would be a bit difficult to benchmark - I'm thinking file transfers between SSDs over the network using FTP or something else with no encryption and evidently gaming benchmarks.

That said, it's obvious where I stand with the motherboard - I'm not paying extra for that Killer NIC. Give me a motherboard with an Intel NIC and $20 less on the price tag and maybe I'll consider it.
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Old September 7, 2011, 07:02 AM
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Thanks all

Depends on what LLC you use. LLC 7 gives about .01v more under load, LLC5 is about the same idle and load.
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is voltage droopin on cpu n ram?
or jumpin +.03v-.06v on load
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Old September 9, 2011, 04:14 AM
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Hey guys

This bios will fix the 21.33 ratio problem on some RAM sticks

G1.Sniper 2 Overclocking guide and Support for Gamers and OC'ers.

Hey Zack :D
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Old September 9, 2011, 07:48 AM
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Thx dino, I was about to post that.
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Latest Beta Bios GIGABYTE Latest Beta BIOS

Also handy thread G1.Sniper 2 Overclocking guide and Support for Gamers and OC'ers. - Overclockers Australia Forums OC tutorial as such for this specific board.
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