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GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 Motherboard

GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 - box GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 - manuals and discs
With a board called G1.Sniper 3 Gigabyte really had to go with a military theme for the packaging and on the box we find plenty of information on the key features which the board offers. Inside there are a massive amount of extras and those begin with the product documentation, poster, stickers, USB cable, IO shield and software disc.

GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 - leads and connectors GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 - wifi module

Resume Writing Services Cost Added to the bundle are a number of SATA cables, eSATA bracket, front panel USB 3.0 bracket, Crossfire connector and SLI bridges for 2-4 cards. Gigabyte don’t stop there though, they also include a dual band, 300Mbps Wireless-N PCIe card with Bluetooth 4.0+ compatibility.

GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 - full board GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 - rear of board

The board uses a E-ATX PCB which is black with green components standing out. Attached to it are four heatsinks and each is connected to the next by a heatpipe with enhanced cooling offered by the five smartfan headers on the board. Gigabyte use and an all-digital PWM controller array which provides precise power to the CPU, VTT, graphics and memory (including auto voltage compensation). Homework Help Ks3 English

GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 - pcie slots GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 - audio chipset

Distribution Operations Manager Cover Letter Looking down at the bottom left corner of our board are the add-in card slots with PCIe 3.0 supported. In terms of layout we have 16x, 1x, 8x, 1x, 16x, PCI, 8x. 4way/quad SLI and CrossFire are supported and should we install 3-4 cards the four slots would all run at 8x. It is also worth noting that between the 2nd and 3rd full length slots we find dual BIOS chips to assist us in recovering from any system issues.

GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 - sata ports GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 - ddr3 slots Argumentative Subjects Down at the right hand corner we have ten SATA ports, six use the Intel chipset (2x SATA 3.0) and offer RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 as well as AHCI and hot-plugging. The other four ports use the Marvell 9172 SATA 6GB/s controller and adding further connectivity we have an mSATA slot along with USB 3.0 front panel connector and SATA power plug to add extra stability with multiple high end devices installed. Help With Wrighting A Paper

GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 - cpu socket GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 - backplate

Homework Help Greek Gods Our back panel connectivity is thorough and includes PS/2, 2x USB 3.0 (Intel), VGA, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, 4x USB 3.0 (VIA), Dual GBLAN (Intel and Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200), with the final connectors 3.5mm and optical audio.

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GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 - bios screen 1 GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 - bios screen 2

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GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 - bios screen 3

Gigabyte use a GUI BIOS and it is split into two areas. The first is called 3D BIOS and allows us to navigate round by clicking on components on the board along with sub options. The second is a more traditional list based interface, of course still using mouse/keyboard inputs. As always the enthusiast options are found in the M.I.T. screen and allow us to tweak the board, CPU and memory easily In addition to the main screens we also have a tool, which allows us to update the BIOS from a USB drive for quick and easy flashes.

GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 - 3d power software GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 - EasyTune

Daniel Dissertation Gigabyte offer plenty of software with the Sniper board including tools which add support for faster charging of USB devices and BIOS updates. In addition to this we get two tweaking tools, one based around the boards 3D concept and the other the standard Gigabyte EasyTune software.

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