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GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2 (Intel X79) Motherboard Review - The Motherboard

We check out the gaming focused G1.Assassin 2 from GIGABYTE and see how this new X79 offering performs.

| Socket LGA 2011 in Motherboards | Posted: Nov 15, 2011 5:38 am
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

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Again while we previewed most of the information here in our original preview, we can get a bit more specific on the expansion slot side of things. While we of course know we've got the older PCI legacy slot, two PCIe x1 slots and three PCIe x16 slots, the PCIe x16 slots configuration we couldn't tell you.

 

The top and bottom PCIe x16 slot are both wired to x16 and if you're using two cards in SLI or CrossFire, they will be running at x16. If you throw a third card into the mix in between the outside two, that setup will move to a x16 / x8 / x16 one which is the most standard setup we're seeing from boards that support three cards.

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