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GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2 (Intel X79) Motherboard Preview - Final Thoughts

Our first GIGABYTE X79 board arrives in the form of the G1.Assassin 2. We get a bit down and dirty with it and check it out in this preview.

| Socket LGA 2011 in Motherboards | Posted: Nov 10, 2011 7:47 am
Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Final Thoughts

 

The G1.Assassin 2 is going to be another really popular board for GIGABYTE. The "Gun" heatsink isn't going to be for everyone nor is the green color scheme and prior to using the Z68 based G1.Sniper 2, I wasn't a fan of the green or the bullet clip. The thing is, though, from a feature stand point the G1 series of boards are superior to the competition.

 

They move away from offering these insane feature sets that focus on people who are overclocking via LN2, and instead opt for these options that everyday people are going to love. The onboard Creative audio means there's just no need for a sound card; the same goes with the Killer E2100 NIC.

 

That means that you can use your slots for stuff that matters, like more video cards! I'm really looking forward to throwing the G1.Assassin 2 on the testbed to see how the board performs. If past experience is anything to go by, though, I'm sure it will be stellar. The integration of the new 3-Way Digital Engine should also bring more power to the board.

 

With the launch of the new chipset indeed coming closer and closer, make sure you keep an eye out for a full review on the G1.Assassin 2 to see just what the new GIGABYTE offering can give us when powered with the latest and greatest processor from Intel.

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