As the Official Motherboard Sponsor of Blizzcon 2013, GIGABYTE Unveils Latest
G1.Killer Gaming Platform, the GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z87 at Blizzcon 2013, one of
the biggest US gaming events of the year. The GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z87 combines
our signature AMP-UP Audio feature set with Killer™ E2200 networking, gold
hardware, ruthless performance and looks that could kill.
"The new G1.Sniper Z87 has PC gaming built-in to its DNA, an utterly
compelling choice for any high performance PC built with fragging in mind,"
commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. "It's
fantastic to be here as the exclusive motherboard sponsor at Blizzcon 2013, and
also have the opportunity to showcase our latest gaming platform to thousands of
true hard core gamers."
The GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z87
The latest addition to the GIGABYTE G1-Killer
series of gaming motherboards, the G1.Sniper Z87 motherboard, is packed with an
exclusive range of features that make it a champion's choice in the gaming
GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio: Redefining Motherboard Audio
The G1.Sniper Z87
motherboard features a range of unique features and technologies that are
designed to give gamers more control over the game's audio, a crucial aspect of
the modern gaming experience.
Exclusive Upgradable Onboard OP-Amp
GIGABYTE motherboards are the world's
first to feature an upgradable onboard operational amplifier (OP-Amp). OP-Amps
are commonly found in high-end audio equipment and offer not only amplification
of the audio signal, but a superior audio experience generally. The
motherboard's OP-Amp is mounted on a socket which allows users to physically
switch out and try different OP-Amps which offer distinct and nuanced properties
that make the audio clearer, punchier and more life-like. Additional OP-Amps can
be purchased separately to further expand audio capabilities.
Featuring a gold plated USB 2.0 port, GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP
provides clean, noise-free power delivery to any Digital-to-Analog Converter
(DAC). DACs can be sensitive to fluctuations in power from other USB ports; this
is why GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP takes advantage of an isolated power source that
minimizes potential fluctuations, ensuring the best audio experience possible.
To optimize the audio experience provided by the
onboard OP-Amp, the G1.Sniper Z87 motherboard also features Gain Boost with
onboard switches to select between 2.5x and 6x amplification modes depending on
output device. Most OP-Amps are capable of providing a high-gain audio output
that is ideal for high-end headphones and speakers that have higher impedance
Creative Sound Core3D™
The G1.Sniper Z87 features a dedicated Sound
Core3D™ audio processor from Creative, a multi-core sound and voice processor
offering high-performance hardware audio processing, with leading-edge audio
technologies including the latest SoundBlaster software suite.
Audio Noise Guard
To help protect and insulate the Creative Sound
Core3D™ audio processor and onboard amplifiers from electromagnetic interference
(EMI), the GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z87 motherboard features an audio noise guard that
essentially separates the board's sensitive analog audio components from
potential EMI noise at the PCB level. LED trace path lighting illuminates to
show the separation of the PCB layers.
Nichicon Pro Audio Caps
The GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z87 motherboard uses the
highest quality Nichicon
MUSE ES series bipolar audio capacitors at each
channel layout. These professional audio capacitors deliver the highest quality
sound resolution and expansion to create a true Hi-Fi audio experience.
Gold Audio Plated Hardware
The GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z87 motherboard uses top quality gold plated hardware
for improved connectivity and long lasting durability for the USB DAC-UP port,
DisplayPort and HMDI ports and audio connectors. Gold has superb signal
conductivity and will not tarnish over extended periods of use. The Sound
Core3D™ audio processor is also shielded by a gold-plated cover which eliminates
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