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Gigabyte AMD FM2+/FM2 AMP-UP Audio OP-AMP USB DAP-UP UEFI DualBIOS ATX Motherboard GA-G1.Sniper A88X

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Amazon Price: $117.00 $114.75 You save: $2.25 (2%). (as of December 14, 2014 8:29 am - Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Socket FM2+ supports AMD FM2+/FM2 A-series APU GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 Plus Technology GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio technology Exclusive Upgradable OP-AMP Exclusive Gain Boost Audio Noise Guard with LED path lighting Nichicon High End Audio Capacitors Noise-less USB DAC-UP port 2way CrossFire Support HDMI, Dual-link DVI, D-sub ports for Triple-Monitor support High ESD Protection on GbE LAN and USB ports Realtek ALC898 with High Quality 110dB SNR HD audio Bundle CFOS Speed Internet Accelerator Software

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 11 x 3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00F8AFLHO
  • Item model number: GA-G1.Sniper A88X
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 27, 2013

Customer Reviews

G1 Sniper FM2+

 October 26, 2013
By Bob "Loadedaxe"
This is a nice board, it handles any game I throw at it. Paired with a FM2 AthlonX4 760k and 16GB 2133 MHz Memory, a Gigabyte R9-270X Video card. All my games play fine on High/Ultra. WoW, Skyrim, BF3, etc. Crystal clear and smooth, all above 50 FPS

No hiccups, booted up with no problem. Bios is easy to navigate and it looks really nice. Gigabytes done it again, a high end budget board that just works.

Great Motherboard!

 February 22, 2014
By William Peake
I put together a system with an a10-6800 AMD Quad core and 16 Gig of memory. I had put a Radeon HD 7700 in it but the video card failed so I had to pull it and send it back. The integrated video was able to play all my games at full graphics or slightly below an close to the same frame rates as the 7700!

Very good board

 January 9, 2014
By Glenn Cunningham
This was used for a cryptocoin miner, so not much info for interested gamers. It has 5 pci-e slots, so is working perfectly for me. Very happy with the quality, price, and performance

Reliable motherboard

 December 10, 2013
By J J.
Easy to set-up, current drivers available at the Gigabyte website. working 24/7 for the past few weeks as the heart of my HTPC Server. Worth the little investment. I haven't experienced any issue.

Great board (for my purposes) with one hiccup.

 August 31, 2014
By Brian
I bought this board primarily for the better than average onboard audio. Especially the headphone amp. I had a pair of decent high impedance headphones that my previous motherboard just wouldn't drive to good volume. I didn't want to mess with an external amp and I didn't want to buy a card (more complexity). This was the perfect solution.

I have been absolutely thrilled with the audio quality from day one. Never been less than thrilled with it. I simply turned on the amplifier and plugged my headphones in and the result was beautiful sound quality with no fuss.

The only issue I've ever had with this board is that I cannot seem to get a good temperature reading for my APU from programs like HWMonitor. The temp readings HWMonitor shows with this board are all obviously wrong.

I had perfect readings with my old board and the same APU. As soon as I installed the Gigabyte board, all that changed. I upgraded the BIOS a couple of times hoping that was the problem but it wasn't. There's still a BIOS upgrade I could do on their site but I have a functional PC and the temp reading thing is the only problem I have so I'm not going to risk bricking it.

I also updated all the drivers several times and still no dice. I can get what looks like a good temp reading in the BIOS but not in Windows. Speedfan shows nothing at all for the CPU. It's possible I did something wrong but again, Speedfan was showing perfect readings on the old board.

Anyway, I'm not a gamer and I'm not using this board anywhere near it's full potential. I just wanted a nice MB with great onboard audio and that's what it is. I believe it was worth every penny just for the sound. It can probably drive most of the higher end headphones without breaking a sweat.

I really hope this trend of great onboard audio continues. Some people have apparently had other issues with this motherboard but the audio feature works perfectly and it's an outstanding value and feature for the money.

Also. I originally just had a cheap Thermaltake TR2 PSU when I first put this board in. The audio was still miles better than it was with my old board but there was some objectionable noise in the background. I figured it was the PSU so I upgraded to a Seasonic G Series PSU and the sound just got better. Background is now virtually silent. So if you do have problems with noise on this board, it might be your PSU. It does seem to matter if you use a crappy one.

Absolutley awesome

 April 18, 2014
By Logan Guiles
There is nothing bad about this mother board that I have yet stumbled upon. The only thing I did not like is the green LED light that seperates the audio components from the rest of the mother board. Runs great and smooth. everything went together very well and awesome quality once you get it bolted onto your pc. You might have to run the gigabyte disk before you can do a lot of thing due to lack of driver's.

Good capable for Overclocking and Sound

 April 16, 2014
By Jesús Blanco
Have a great stylish but with a low price, isn't the best choice for extreme overclocking but makes this good. I have a Athlon X4 760K with a 3.8Ghz baseclock overclocked to 4.5Ghz without any problem. UEFI BIOS is amazing for overclock, easy to use and configure.

Sound is amazing, the combination of this with a logitech z506 makes a pleasure for music and games.

Great product, great price

 April 12, 2014
By Carl Lewis Jr
Arrived on time, Installed easily and works excellently! I would highly recommend this motherboard for the novice or the expert PC builder.

Working great in my new rig

 April 3, 2014
By B Sayers
Had a few false starts with a new build before setting my sights on this board. If you're going to use a Kaveri APU like I am there are some crucial firmware updates to install before you let it push its limits, but it's worth the extra effort. I wanted to give it a 5/5 but have to mention that an extra mounting bracket had to be installed in my case because of the way its mounting holes are positioned. Also, the onboard networking seems to have some kind of problem with unreliable rates on things like video streaming and downloading software from Steam. That said, these sorts of issues are definitely workable and for making an entertainment/graphics editing computer on a budget it does its job rather well.

great motherboard

 February 12, 2014
By Yunier
esasy installation, great specifications, possible future upgrade to work with kavery apu. i like it very much, works great so far so good



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