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Gigabyte G1.Assassin


$539.95 Released February, 2011

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Ideal for a gaming machine, allows you to use lots of high-end components. BIOS makes overclocking the CPU and RAM very easy. Well organized to make installation easy.

The Cons:Needs a really big case with a big power supply to run properly. Priced much higher than most, out of reach for any but gaming enthusiasts or people who need to do professional graphics rendering.

The Gigabyte G1.Assassin is a high-end XL-ATX motherboard aimed at the hardcore gaming market. It features an LGA1366 processor socket and support for up to 24GB of DDR3 RAM. Additionally, the G1.

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Product Shot 2Assassin sports 4-way AMD CrossFireX and 3-way Nvidia SLI support, SATA III connectors, support for up to 8 USB 3.0 ports and an onboard Soundblaster Digital Audio Processor.

The G1.Assassin's LGA1366 CPU socket allows it to handle any Intel i7-9xx processor while its six DIMM slots make it compatible with up to 24GB of DDR3 RAM with data transfer rates of 2200, 1333, 1066 or 800 MHz. Its 4-way AMD CrossFireX and 3-way Nvidia SLI support allow the G1.Assassin to handle up to 4 AMD Radeon GPUs or 3 Nvidia GeForce cards simultaneously for enhanced graphical capability. Meanwhile, the G1.Assassin's onboard Soundblaster Digital Audio Processor provides top-of-the-line audio support designed specifically for optimal gaming performance.

Features

  • LGA1366 processor socket supports Intel i7-9xx processors
  • Supports up to 24GB of DDR3 RAM @ 2200, 1333, 1066 or 800 MHz
  • 4-way AMD CrossFireX and 3-way Nvidia SLI support
  • Onboard Soundblaster Digital Audio Processor
  • 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors, 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • Up to 8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports, up to 8 USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  • LAN: 1 x Bigfoot Killer E2100 chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)

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    ideal for a gaming machine, allows you to use lots of high-end components

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    BIOS makes overclocking the CPU and RAM very easy

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    well organized to make installation easy

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    compatible with some of Intel's fastest CPUs

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    PCI-E slots are spaced perfectly for multiple GPUs running CrossFireX or SLI

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    compatible with a wide range of components, don't usually have to worry about a conflict

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    needs a really big case with a big power supply to run properly

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    priced much higher than most, out of reach for any but gaming enthusiasts or people who need to do professional graphics rendering

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