Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 Marvell SATA Controller Drivers for Windows

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Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 Marvell SATA Controller Driver

The Marvell ports on Z77 FTW are not seen in the BIOS. Ports displayed in the BIOS are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 (Intel ports). Gigabyte G1 Sniper Or you can pick up an add-in Sata Controller and keep your EVGA FTW. Ubrales. Six of them come from the Intel PCH and four SATA ports are provided by Marvell 88SE controllers. All ports are SATA 3 - 6 GBps so you. Yet here we are with Gigabyte's uber-expensive 5. They stem from a Marvell chip and conform to the same 6Gbps We've yet to see a third-party SATA controller trump the native implementation in the Z87 Express. All this extra heatsink hardware crowds the CPU socket on three sides.

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Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 Marvell SATA Controller Driver

Made three telephone calls to EVGA tech support. Their tech support is very good but unfortunately they agreed that this is a defective Marvell controller hardware. My concern is that if I replace the board I will need to activate Windows 7 Pro via telephone call to Microsoft. I did this when I upgraded my X58 board to an X58 Classified board.

What happens if the replacement board is also defective?

Another option is to bite the bullet and use the board as-is. Fancy power circuitry probably helps less now than it did with previous generations of CPUs, which relied more heavily on the motherboard. Beefy Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 Marvell SATA Controller sit on top of the Sniper's power circuitry. There's a tiny fan, too, and it's very quiet I always wonder how long smaller spinners will maintain a low acoustic profile.

At least the fan should come in handy with liquid-cooled setups that generate little airflow around the socket. The VRM coolers have a hollow channel within and barbs on either end, so they can be looped into a liquid cooling system, as well.

All this extra heatsink hardware crowds the CPU socket on three sides. Compatibility with some coolers may be compromised as a result, and we can't test every combination of parts. We can, however, measure the clearances between the socket and other important landmarks.


As on most Haswell boards, the closest source of potential conflict is the DIMM slot next to the socket. Standard-height memory shouldn't be a problem, but taller modules can interfere with wide CPU coolers.

Driver for Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 Marvell SATA Controller

These relatively short VRM heatsinks are unlikely to compromise cooler compatibility, but they can make installation a little awkward, especially Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 Marvell SATA Controller you have short, stubby fingers like mine. The heatsinks leave little room around the screw holes for cooler retention brackets. Sniper 5 is free of annoying clearance issues. All of the onboard ports and slots are easily accessible, and so are critical elements like the internal headers, onboard battery, and CMOS-related switches.

There are actually three CMOS switches. Two control access to the board's backup firmware chip, while the third resets the settings for the primary one. The backup firmware is a nice touch that's been available on Gigabyte motherboards for a while.

Gigabyte G1 Sniper 5 motherboard review - Product Showcase

Sniper 3 motherboard harnesses the outstanding performance of the new 3rd generation Intel Core processors. Sniper 3 motherboard ensures exceptional power delivery and absolute control. This Gigabyte motherboard takes advantage of an exclusive All Digital PWM controller array, to deliver power to the board's 3rd generation Intel Core processor. Using entirely digital controllers means Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 Marvell SATA Controller more precise power delivery to the motherboard's most power hungry and energy sensitive components is possible.

Enjoy a fully interactive 3D utility that simplifies adjustment of the 3 dimensions that control the power delivery to your CPU and Memory - voltage, phase and frequency.

Gigabyte G1. Sniper 5/5M/3/M3 Owners Thread/Club

Sniper3 motherboard packaging we are presented with a much heavier duty camouflage box. This box provides the bulk of the protection during the shipping and handling hazards. For me the first impression is a good one, more on that later though. We can lift the box containing the G1.

Sniper3 out of the way, and we can see the second box containing the bundle that accompanies the G1. Sniper3 has a bundle that has everything but the kitchen sink. When we have previously looked at the G1 Killer series of motherboards they have had heatsink assemblies that were rather, well cheesy.

Driver UPDATE: Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 Marvell SATA Controller

Sniper3 still features the black and green look to it, but much less gaudy without the heatsinks modeled off of firearms.

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