Gigabyte shows off its G1.Sniper B7, a new LGA1151 motherboard for Intel's Skylake processor. The board has a black and green color scheme and is based on the Intel B150 chipset, it has four DDR4 memory slots, 7-phase VRM for the CPU, one PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot and a second PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot (electrical x4) wired to the B150 PCH. Pricing is expected to be around the $100-$120 range.
Two each of PCIe 3.0 x1 and legacy PCI, and an mPCIe 3.0 x1, with preparation for WLAN antennae on the rear panel, make for the rest of the expansion area.
Storage connectivity includes one each of M.2 32 Gb/s and SATA-Express 16 Gb/s; and eight SATA 6 Gb/s ports. Networking is care of an Intel i219V gigabit Ethernet controller. The AMP-Up onboard audio solution combines a 115 dBA SNR CODEC with ground-layer isolation, audio-grade electrolytic caps, and a user-replaceable OPAMP. The board offers three USB 2.0 DAC-UP ports, that are modified for USB headsets, to offer stable current with no E/M noise. Four USB 3.0 ports are on offer, two on the rear panel, two by header. Among its other cool features are a green LED strip that runs through its length near the front, and dual-UEFI BIOS.