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Gigabyte G1.Assassin
6.6 out of 10

Gigabyte G1.Assassin

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Reviews and Problems with Gigabyte G1.Assassin

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Overall 6
6.0

Good Board, Fast

William J., Newegg
30 August 2012
  • Summary: I think this is a manufacturing flaw in the Case, but I had an absolute BEAR of a time fitting this board in the HAF X. The Cards would not sit nicely in the case and lock into position while the i/o panel was lined up correctly.
  • Pros: This is a good board, and is fast. Looks good. Sooo many pretty lights..... BIOS are good. Integrated sound is great but (see cons). USB 3.0 ports are fast fast fast.
  • Cons: Two issues I'm having with this board. 1) The "Netsh Winsock" hack with the bigfoot killer card is really starting to irk me. My iPad won't update unless I do this. 2) The sound card will occassionally make a popping sound like there is some interference. I say sound card because it happens when ...
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Overall 6
6.0

BIOS Flash

Texman, Amazon
27 December 2011
  • Summary: Saw the other review. BIOS flash is no guarntee to fix. I have performed flash updates on multiple hardware manufacturers products. When R&D let's a flash update out your survival rate on hardware is drastically lower.
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Overall 6
6.0

SLI Issues

James W., Newegg
23 September 2011
  • Pros: Nice design
  • Cons: Bought 2 Zotac GTX 580s and can not get the board to see the second card. Contacted Newegg and they said that i was 1 day past exchanging. Spent $3,300 with New Egg and get told to go to GigaByte to troubleshoot the issue and an exchange can not be done.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Board - Horrible Sound

Rick H., Newegg
27 March 2011
  • Pros: Top grade board except for the audio.
  • Cons: Audio has clicks and pops with both M-Audio AV-40 speakers (2 sets) and Sennheiser headphones. Contacted Gigabyte and was told that it was an issue with my video card and or power supply. The power supply is a Silverstone ST1500 and the video card is a Gigabyte 6990. Having the same issue with th...
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Overall 6
6.0

Was expecting more for the $$$

Anonymous, Newegg
13 March 2011
  • Summary: As with any new product there will be bugs. I was not expecting this many as it is Gigabytes Flagship board. It is to early to tell what is causing all my issues. It could be incompatibility between hardware or drivers or all the above.
  • Pros: LOVE! the spacing between the Video cards first and third slots. 2X 580 GTX stay much cooler. Looks cool! Better heat pipe cooling than my X58 Extreme. Bios is easier to navigate and OC. All drives recognized immediately. Set profile 1 and mem auto set to correct speed. 12Gig G-Skill 2000
  • Cons: #1- Killer has issues. Spent allot of time trying to get this thing to work properly. Now when I play BFBC2 there is player lag. try sniping someone when one minute they in my cross hair and the next they are gone. And now i get crashing to desktop. I get a random static noise in games and music....
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Overall 6
6.0

No Luck with EXTERNAL SATA connection.

Christian A., Newegg
7 March 2011
  • Summary: I also had to remove Windows Internet Explorer Release Candidate 9.0 and go back to 8.0. 9.0 Release Candidate had problems with just about every website I tried to load, horrible. Can't believe it is considered release candidate.
  • Pros: Raid 0 seems to be working 100% with the SATA 3 SSD from Plextor.
  • Cons: Only has (2) SATA 3 connectors. The remaining are all SATA 2 only. Totally LAME! Makes NO SENSE!! Since SATA 3 is backward compatable, why the heck did they not put mostly SATA 3 connectors? Inexcusable!! No luck getting the External SATA 3 connector to work. I have (3) External SATA hard drives ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Answers from an OWNER of the board.

Christian A., Newegg
4 March 2011
  • Summary: Ongoing eval
  • Pros: Dude says, "G- No double slot spacing for x16/x16 SLI, cards run hot." What are you talking about??? I have EVGA dual 580 cards in SLI mode and there is a skiped dual slot in between (spaced 2 slots over) (the length of the SLI cable for 2 cards in SLI attached by the SLI cable). AND YES, it is 1...
  • Cons: Only (2) SATA 3 connectors. How LAME!! Have to put all my hard drives on SATA 2 connections because the two SATA 3 connectors are used by my two Plextor Sata 3 SSD's Lame!
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Overall 6
6.0

Only (2) SATA 3 ports?

Christian A., Newegg
3 March 2011
  • Summary: Will update.
  • Pros: Nice fit in the new Silvestone Temjin TJ11 case, a work of art!
  • Cons: I'll finish the review later. I am very dissapointed to have purchased dual plextor SATA 3 SSD's, and also multiple SATA 3 Hard drives, only to find out there are only (2) SATA 3 connections. Terrible! Why include Sata 3 support if you can only use (2) Sata 3 devices? Terrible!
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