GIGABYTE Launches First G1.Killer Motherboard For AMD Processors

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅19.08.2013 14:24:52





Signalling a renewed confidence in AMD APUs for the gaming market, GIGABYTE today announced their latest ATX motherboard - the G1.Sniper A88X. Based on the AMD A88X chipset for FM2+, the new enthusiast/gaming motherboard is designed for current A-series Trinity APUs, Richland APUs and the upcoming Kaveri APU due Q1 2014.

The chipset is centered around the FM2+ socket, which follow in the footsteps of previous AMD socket specifications to be compatible with FM2 APUs. GIGABYTE have gone above and beyond to augment the standard chipset with a series of high quality audio features characteristic of their G1.Killer gaming label:

GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio:- designed to give audio enthusiasts and PC gamers more control over their motherboard audio than ever before.

USB DAC-UP:- Featuring a gold plated USB 2.0 port, GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP provides clean, noise-free power delivery to your Digital-to-Analog Converter. GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP takes advantage of an isolated power source that minimizes potential fluctuations and ensures the best audio experience possible.

GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP:- Also allows the port to be configured in BIOS for enthusiast system configurations which do not require USB power to the DAC.

Gain Boost:- Further optimizing the audio experience provided by the onboard OP-AMP, Gain Boost provides onboard switches to select between 2.5x and 6x amplification modes depending on output device.

Upgradable Onboard OP-AMP:- 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.

Audio Noise Guard:- The GIGABYTE G1.Sniper A88X motherboard features an audio noise guard that essentially separates the board’s sensitive analog audio components from potential ESD pollution at the PCB level.

Nichicon Pro Audio Caps:- The GIGABYTE G1.Sniper A88X motherboard uses the highest quality Nichicon MUSE ES series audio capacitors at each channel layout.

Gold Audio Plated Hardware:- The GIGABYTE G1.Sniper A88X motherboard uses top quality gold plated hardware. The Realtek ALC898 audio processor is also shielded by a gold-plated cover which eliminates electrostatic interference.





Although the G1.Sniper is currently the flagship FM2+ motherboard GIGABYTE are also releasing other motherboards catering to disparate consumer requirements. These motherboards are based on the A88X or A85 X, but all feature GIGABYTE's UEFI DualBIOS™ and Digital Power delivery technologies.

New GIGAByTE FM2+ Models:

G1.Sniper A88X

F2A88X-UP4

F2A88X-D3H
F2A88XM-D3H

F2A88X-HD3
F2A88XN-WIFI

F2A85XM-DS2


All new FM2+ motherboards are compatible with current FM2 A-Series Trinity and Richland APUs as well as upcoming Kaveri APUs. For more information visit GIGABYTE.com in the coming days.

Source: Via Press Release

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