Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5Asus P8Z77-V Pro/ThunderboltASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
Top 9%934 points
Top 9%
Top 9%927 points
Top 9%
Top 31%704 points
Top 31%
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt
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ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
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Top specs and features

Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5 vs Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt vs ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M: 42 facts in comparison

1. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1600MHz
ASRock Z270 Taichi: 21233MHz
1600MHz
1600MHz

2. overclocked RAM speed

The motherboard supports overclocking the RAM to a higher speed. By increasing the speed at which the memory runs, you can boost the performance of your computer.
3000MHz
ASRock X299 OC Formula: 4600MHz
2600MHz
2800MHz

3. Signal-to-Noise ratio (DAC)

When an audio chipset converts a digital audio signal to an analogue one (for example when playing an MP3 on your speakers), a certain amount of noise is added. A higher SNR means that there is less added noise and the audio quality is better.
123dB
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5: 123dB
95dB
110dB

4. Easy to overclock

Overclocking your system is normally quite a complicated procedure, but some manufacturers provide a button or a program where one click will automatically overclock your computer, giving you increased performance.
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt
ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
17% have it

5. maximum memory size

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
32GB
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 1024GB
32GB
32GB

6. SATA 3 connectors

SATA is an interface used to connect mass storage devices such as hard drives and Blu-ray drives. SATA 3 has a native transfer rate of 6 Gbit/s, which is twice as fast as SATA 2, the previous revision. This is particularly useful if you use an SSD as it can perform at higher speeds.
10
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 12
4
4

7. memory slots

More memory slots (also known as DIMM slots) allow you to add more RAM to your computer. It is also useful when upgrading, as you can add RAM to an empty slot instead of replacing an existing memory module.
4
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 16
4
4

8. Supports RAID 1

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 1 mirrors the data across the drives. This gives you greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt
ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
78% have it

9. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt
ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
74% have it

10. USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)

The motherboard has USB 2.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
2
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt: 10
10
6

11. fan headers

Fan headers are connection points on the motherboard that cooling fans can be connected to. Fans can also be connected straight to the power supply, but when connected to the motherboard you gain much finer control over them through software.
9
Asus Sabertooth X99: 12
5
5

12. USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

The motherboard has USB 3.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
4
Asus X79 Deluxe: 8
2
2

13. Supports USB charging boost

This feature allows you to charge your devices (such as smartphones and tablets) faster than a regular USB port. Some implementations also let you charge through the USB port even when the computer is in sleep mode or off.
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt
ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
58% have it

14. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt
ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
18% have it

16. USB 3.0 ports

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.
6
Asus Z87-Pro: 14
4
2

17. Supports RAID 5

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 5 stripes the data across the drives, giving increased performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another due to the use of parity.
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt
ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
70% have it

18. height

264mm
Asus Tinker Board: 53.3mm
244mm
244mm

19. USB 2.0 ports

More USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 2.0.
2
Asus Sabertooth 990FX: 10
0
1

20. Has S/PDIF Out port

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt
ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
65% have it

21. DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.
1
Asus Z97-Deluxe/USB 3.1: 2
0
0

22. Supports ECC memory

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt
ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
12% have it

23. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt
ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
9% have it

24. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 8
2
2

25. Supports USB turbo mode

This can allow faster data rates over USB, such as when transferring files to an external hard drive.
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt
ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
32% have it

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