GIGABYTE G1.Sniper M3 & G1.Sniper 3 Motherboard Reviews

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Battlefield 3

Battlefield 3 Screenshot

Battlefield 3 (BF3) is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA Digital Illusions CE and published by Electronic Arts. The game was released in North America on October 25, 2011 and in Europe on October 28, 2011. It does not support versions of Windows prior to Windows Vista as the game only supports DirectX 10 and 11.

It is a direct sequel to 2005’s Battlefield 2, and the eleventh installment in the Battlefield franchise. The game sold 5 million copies in its first week of release and the PC download is exclusive to EA’s Origin platform, through which PC users also authenticate when connecting to the game.

Battlefield 3 Screenshot

Battlefield 3 debuts the new Frostbite 2 engine. This updated Frostbite engine can realistically portray the destruction of buildings and scenery to a greater extent than previous versions. Unlike previous iterations, the new version can also support dense urban areas. Battlefield 3 uses a new type of character animation technology called ANT. ANT technology is used in EA Sports games, such as FIFA, but for Battlefield 3 is adapted to create a more realistic soldier, with the ability to transition into cover and turn the head before the body.

This game looks great and we tested with the highest settings possible.  This means we used ‘ultra’ settings and really punished the cards being tested. We ran FRAPS for two minutes on the single player map called ‘Rock and a Hard Place’ for benchmarking.

GIGABYTE Intel Z77 G1 Sniper Series Battlefield 3 Performancet

Benchmark Results:
In Battlefield 3 the GIGABYTE G1 Sniper M3 and the GIGABYTE G1 Sniper 3 were at the opposite ends of the charts. The Sniper M3 mATX motherboard took the top spot with an average of 57.604 frames per second at 1280×1024 and an average of 42.007 frames per second at 1920×1080. The Sniper M3 was at the bottom of the charts with an average frame rate of 56.703 at 1280×1024 and 41.237 at 1920×1080. This is a difference of less that 2% between all of the Intel Z77 motherboards. This is well within an acceptable margin of error since Battlefield 3 is benchmarked using FRAPS to record the framerates.
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