We can now welcome the GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z5S and GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z5 gaming motherboards which were announced earlier today by GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd. These motherboards are going to feature the signature GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio features along with the Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200 networking. All this has been teamed up with the perfect appearance and higher levels of performance.
With this newest addition of new motherboards, the GIGABYTE G1.Killer gaming series can be spread across varying market segments and several price points. In between this, the true features and technologies will not be lost as they are essence of the products and what users generally expect from GIGABYTE. These motherboards have been equipped with the onboard operational amplifier (OP-Amp) which is upgradable and is often found on high end audio devices. This has been mounted on a socket so users can switch out and try different OP-Amps which can give them the opportunity for offering distinct and nuanced properties that make the audio output clearer.
Talking about luxury, a gold plated USB 2.0 port has been featured on the GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP which is going to offer trouble and noise free power delivery to any Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC). The GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP puts to use an isolated power source because DACs can be sensitive to fluctuations in power from other USB ports and this is going to ensure that potential fluctuations are minimized.
The feature of the Gain Boost with onboard switches allows users to select between 2.5x and 6x amplification modes according to the output device. Both the motherboards also come along with a Realtek ALC1150 HD Audio Codec which is nothing ordinary but a multi-channel audio codec which gives out higher performance and constitutes ten audio channels in total, including two front panel audio channels capable of a remarkable 115dB Signal-to-Noise ratio. To ensure better performance, it is also important to separate the board’s sensitive analog audio components from potential EMI noise at the PCB level and this is taken care of by audio noise guard. To assist in this process, the separation of the PCB layers is highlighted with the help of LED trace path lighting.
Feb 26, 2015 0