Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 LGA 1155 Micro ATX Motherboard Review
Futuremark's benchmark suite, PCMark Vantage, was released in 2010 we published an initial article on the new software that looked at some CPU performance as well as providing overviews for all the individual testing suites it uses and what kind of applications they emulate. The new Vantage software takes a much more real-world user-scenario approach to testing that previous PCMark software and as such deserves more time our benchmark analysis.
Our final synthetic benchmark is PCMark Vantage because it gives us a comprehensive outlook at how motherboards handle a variety of PC tasks that normal users do on a daily basis. The G1.Sniper M3 scored about six percent lower than the P8Z77-V Deluxe for this benchmark's overall score, but it did have a few highlights in the individual benchmark categories. The main categories it excelled in over the P8Z77-V Deluxe was hard drive (14 percent increase), music (2 percent increase), productivity (2 percent increase), and TV and movies (11.8 percent increase). One of the key reasons I believe it performed well in these specific categories is the addition of the Creative CA0132 chip instead of using other typical audio solutions from companies like Realtek. Overall, the G1.Sniper M3 is showcasing that is performs well for users who prefer high-definition gaming and multimedia performance enhancements that will ultimately give them a better gaming experience.