Let me just say up front that I also totally want a G1.Killer series for the AMD FX series and I am willing to wait until Steamroller for it. In the mean time, the GIGABYTE G1.Sniper A88X will be the single most awesome APU motherboard ever. The A88X is designed for aforementioned AMD Kaveri APU which will natively support 4K resolution on HDMI and DisplayPort, PCIe Gen 3 (8 GT/s), and DX 11.1.
The G1.Sniper A88X still supports current FM2 APUs as well, so you can upgrade your motherboard sooner than later. For the best audio possible, GIGABYTE included USB DAC-UP, Gain Boost, upgradeable Op-Amps, Audio Noise Guard, gold-plated audio ports, and gold-plated shield for the Realtek ALC898 codec. You will not only have the best in class on-board audio components, but the most customizable options with control over practically everything. For a taste of this new feature, you can check out our video of the Haswell launch earlier this year where GIGABYTE demo’d many this and other features that will make an appearance on this board.
Audio is just the beginning here as the G1.Sniper A88X for “Team Red” comes with all the GIGABYTE bells and whistles as well. This includes On/Off Charge, two PCIe x16 slots, UEFI BIOS, and support for AMD Dual graphics. What more could you ask for? How about a price? Well, we’ll have to wait until GIGABYTE is closer to launch. The full press release is posted below.