John G from Atomic put together an interested read recently about GIGABYTE G1 series of products. Big John, his nickname in Taiwan, is a well versed journalists and has a good eye for detail. He writes for one of premiere gaming mags in this region and has noticed some differences in GIGABYTE’s gaming series of boards.
Big John is a fan of the Sniper M3, the size, features and price provide a perfect cocktail for a decent gamers’ board which you can’t argue against.
The G1.Sniper M3 is a markedly different board (and in our minds more suitable for gamers) than the more expensive ASUS ROG Maximus V Gene, which combines gaming and overclocking features in one package.
G1 Sniper is moving towards overclocking somewhat more with Z77 range and John’s of the opinion it should be purely for gamers. What are your thoughts guys, should we include OC features or leave it to the OC boards instead?
I felt during my feedback on what to improve was to give a couple of useful features to the board (readout points, power/reset) as Ivy Bridge brings back the extreme OC platform into light again. The reason was obvious to incorporate it into design for those crazy extreme OC guys or high end PC builders looking at 4WAY SLI or Xfire. I do however think gaming and OC boards should serve different purposes and totally different groups of buyers generally and for real heavy OC features like OC Touch and others, “OC style” boards are still the way to go when it comes to ultimate OC powerhouse boards.
I’d love to hear from you guys and your thoughts on GIGABYTE’s G1 series and what works for you as well as OC range, do you want to see a powerhouse OC board back?!?