Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 LGA 1155 Micro ATX Motherboard Review
BIOS Features and Easy Tune 6 Overview
Gigabyte UEFI BIOS
The Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 motherboard comes with a heavily-modified UEFI BIOS that Gigabyte called their patent-pending "3D BIOS". The thought process being their UEFI BIOS is to allow beginner, intermediate, and advanced PC users different options for interfacing with the BIOS.
Beginners can use the graphically-enhanced "3D Mode" BIOS that is clearly marked and organized to help new users find their way around to each hardware component the BIOS manages. Intermediate and advanced users can switch to Advanced Mode to get a traditional BIOS interface that also includes some enhanced graphics. Users but still be able to use the mouse to navigate around the BIOS in Advanced Mode as well.
The heart of this board's 3D BIOS technology is its dual physical BIOS ROMs that incorporate Gigabyte's modified UEFI BIOS. One of the benefits of a UEFI BIOS is its native support for larger hard drives in a 64-bit operating system environment.
3D Mode Main Menu
Advanced Mode Main Menu
M.I.T. Current Status Menu
M.I.T. Advanced Frequency Settings Menu
M.I.T. Advanced Memory Settings Menu
Easy Tune 6 Application
EasyTune 6 has evolved over the years, but the it continues to be a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings or perform overclocking in a Windows environment. The user interface also includes tabbed pages for CPU and memory information, letting users read their system-related information without the need to install additional software.
Tuner Tab, Quick Boost Mode Options
CPU Tab with system information
Memory Tab with system memory information and timings table
Graphics Tab with general GPU information
Smart Tab with CPU fan information
HW Monitor Tab with system voltage information
Tuner Tab, CPU frequency settings (easy mode)
Tuner Tab, CPU frequency settings (advanced mode)