The G1.Assassin is $529.99 at NewEgg.com at the time of writing. That is a whole lot of money to shell out for a motherboard. At least that is what you would think if the Assassin was just a motherboard. However, the G1.Assassin is anything but "just a motherboard".
For starters, you are getting the built in value of a $100 audio card. Then on top of that you get the KillerNic E2100 (another $100 or so). That leaves you with a $330 product. For a Three-way SLI enabled X58 motherboard with good overclocking potential, that is not a bad deal at all. We were quite impressed with the way the Assassin handled our gaming tests. True, the frame rates were not over the top, but we were given a great gaming experience. GIGABYTE needs to do some tweaking to the stock BIOS profile to make up some of the mainstream performance issues we saw, but that should not be too hard. We would not be surprised to find out that there is at least one new BIOS in the works for this product.
The KillerNIC E2100 does require a little leg work to get working with your typical home firewall/router, but again, this is not that big of a deal. Thinking about the market this is geared towards, we imagine that most potential buyers of this will have home networking gear with gaming profiles built in. The G1.Assassin is a great product and one that we feel is an indicator of things to come in the future.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The Box and What's Inside]
- Page 3 [The Motherboard]
- Page 4 [The BIOS]
- Page 5 [Overclocking]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup and Comments]
- Page 7 [Synthetic Tests - Part I]
- Page 8 [Synthetic Tests - Part II]
- Page 9 [Synthetic Tests - Part III]
- Page 10 [Real-World Tests - Part I]
- Page 11 [Real-World Tests Part II]
- Page 12 [Power Usage and Heat Tests]
- Page 13 [Final Thoughts]
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