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Gigabyte G1.Assassin
7.3 out of 10

Gigabyte G1.Assassin

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Overall 8

Expert Review

15 July 2011
  • Summary: It's becoming more difficult to justify the purchase of Intel's X58 Express chipset with all the new technology looming on the horizon. This chipset came out almost three years ago. Time sure flies, especially in the hardware industry. We still like the fact that the X58 offers support for the six core processors in Intel's lineup, along with triple channel memory.
  • Pros: Unique heatsink design, SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0, Bigfoot Networks Killer E2100 NIC
  • Cons: Expensive, Aging platform
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Overall 8

Gigabyte G1.Assassin Review

maximum pc
20 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Gigabyte really went all out with the weapon-themed G1.Assassin board, but for folks who don’t know: It’s a motherboard, not a weapon. Repeat: not a weapon. And just in case someone thought you could somehow slap the magazine-shaped heatsink into your M4A1 and start rocking the happy switch, you can’t. Gigabyte says as much with a warning label on the end of the heatsink/magazine: “Heatsink: Not a weapon. Cannot be assembled as a weapon.
  • Pros: A “free” Killer NIC and X-Fi make for a nice bonus.
  • Cons: Where’s the four-way SLI?
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Gigabyte G1.Assassin Motherboard Review

23 April 2011

GIGABYTE G1 Assassin X58 Motherboard Review

Legit Reviews
19 April 2011
  • Summary: If you happen to be building an Intel X58 system and plan on upgrading the audio and installing a Killer E2100 NIC, the GIGABYTE G1 Assassin may just fill your needs perfectly!
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Overall 9

Expert Review

Tweak Town
6 April 2011
  • Excerpt: GIGABYTE come out all guns blazing with the X58 powered G1.Assassin and today we'll see if they manage to hit their target for the gaming masses.
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Overall 9

Gigabyte G1 Assassin Intel X58 Motherboard Review

11 March 2011
  • Summary: Final Thoughts When the G1 Killer motherboards were announced, I was very excited, and to me they were one of the standout things I saw at CES this year.  We really have not seen that many gaming motherboards that truly have everything a gamer needs.  The G1 Assassin in my opinion really does.
  • Pros: – One of the coolest looking motherboards we have seen, – Bigfoot Networks E2100 chip built in, – Creative 20K2 audio processor built in, – SATA3 and USB 3.0 connectivity, – Quad CrossFireX and Triple SLI support, – 16 Phase Power design, – Easy Overclocking and Quick Boost button
  • Cons: – Price, – XLATX form factor, – No clear CMOS button
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GIGABYTE G1.Assassin G1-Killer LGA1366 Motherboard Review

Hardware Canucks
25 April 2011
  • Conclusion: First and foremost, GIGABYTE have to be commended for undertaking such ambitious product. We are not saying this because they made a motherboard series targeted towards gamers, but because they did it right. When we look at the G1.Assassin it is immediately obvious that a lot of thought went into the design and that no corners were cut. This motherboard features the best dedicated gaming hardware currently available and the best implementation of that hardware too.
  • Pros: - Fantastic layout., - Four mechanical PCI-E x16 slots, and room for four dual-slot graphics cards., - 4-way CrossFireX & 3-way SLI support., - Great overclocking capabilities with flawless auto-recovery., - Unparalled onboard audio with built-in headphone amplifier., - Top-notch SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0 connectivity., - 5.25" enclosure gives users front panel access to two USB 3.0 ports., - Dual BIOS chips., - Full support for 3TB+ hard drives., - 5 Smart Fan 4-pin PWM...
  • Cons: - No onboard power and reset buttons., - XL-ATX form factor is too large for most cases., - Quick Boost button only increases the BCLK by 5%., - No voltage read points (maybe a non-issue on a gaming motherboard)., - Not enough temperature and voltage readouts in the BIOS and EasyTune., - No integrated bluetooth to take full advantage of the bluetooth-based software utilities.
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GIGABYTE's G1.Assassin mobo - our new God

PC Authority
17 April 2011

GIGABYTE's G1-Killer G1.Assassin: whoa

PC Authority
16 April 2011
Overall 6

Gigabyte G1.Assassin X58 review

TechRadar UK
31 March 2011
  • Summary: An army flavoured enthusiast board for military-mad billionaires
  • Pros: High performance, 'Specialist' visual appeal
  • Cons: Hugely overpriced, No incentive to ignore Sandy Bridge
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