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With the LGA1366 socket being relatively old compared to it's LGA115x siblings, the X58 boards have been a little thinner on the ground as manufacturers have brought us P55 and then P67 based motherboards.

We've seen a few minor revisions to include some of the 333 feature-set, or tweak the odd thing here and there, but wholly new boards have been somewhat sparse.

Gigabyte have been beavering away on a new range of motherboards, the G1-Killer series. This consists of three models at varying price-ranges, the G1.Assassin, the G1.Sniper and the G1.Guerilla. Today we've got the full-fat, fully featured, top of the range G1.Assassin that comes complete with everything but the kitchen sink. There probably is a kitchen sink in the box somewhere.
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/gigabyte_g1_assassin_review/1
Edited by drBlahMan - 2/21/11 at 7:08am
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"One of the big features of the Assassin is the inclusion of a KillerNIC E2100 Network chip that claims to maximise the latency of your connection by giving bandwidth priority to gaming traffic."

LOL, LOL, LOL, LLLOLLL dont they mean minimize?

SRSLY I hate gigabyte, and avoid them at all cost now. If ASUS made one.... then I would consider buying it, but after dealing with gigabyte RMA hell enough times you learn not to.
Edited by Killam0n - 2/21/11 at 7:28am
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post #3 of 8
... i saw some benchmarks for the KillerNIC and i must confess ... worthless ... eheheh

I think it's a great "showroom" motherboard ... with great performance ... but ...

P.S. I would like to see some X58A-UD7 benchies so we could compare smile.gif
Edited by Pedros - 2/21/11 at 7:21am
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Seems about as lame as the FATAL1TY branding to me
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post #5 of 8
I'm actually quite impressed. It's great to see motherboard manufacturers catering to specific portions of the enthusiast segment and spurring forth the addition of innovation by maximizing the potential of their motherboards.

While this may not cater to everyone, and it's not suppose to, I must applaud Gigabyte for implementing a board not only directed at the hardcore enthusiast overclockers but also to the hardcore gamer that exists in a lot of us.

These boards along with their black and orange OC board shows that Gigabyte is really pushing the boundaries--pure awesome.

Now... Whether this is profitable is a different question altogether...

+1 to Gigabyte.
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Great board, but, as there is no full-cover waterblock for it and it has the dumb green color scheme that does not go with my Redline sticks at all I will have to pass on it smile.gif
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post #7 of 8
They should have made it Gold like the p67 UD7...but green isnt so badm I suppose.
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by dejanh;12471002 
Great board, but, as there is no full-cover waterblock for it and it has the dumb green color scheme that does not go with my Redline sticks at all I will have to pass on it smile.gif

just throw a ram cooler on it problem solved biggrin.gif
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