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CES 2011 Coverage

Bosco    -   January 7, 2011
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Gigabyte Press Event:

 

Gigabyte invited OCC to its CES 2011 Kickoff Event to unveil its new 6-Series and Gaming Motherboards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Kao, Vice President of Gigabyte, came on stage to present the company's new line-up of gaming motherboards, the G1-Killer Series. Below you can see photos of the top-of-the-line G1-Killer known as the G1.Assassin.

 

 

 

The G1-Killer motherboards have four main ways to "weaponize yourself" with Super Sight, Super Hearing, Super Speed, and Super Shield.

  • Super Sight - Support for 4-Way CrossFireX and 3-Way SLI.
  • Super Hearing - Features the Onboard Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi 20K2 Digital Audio Processor.
  • Super Speed - Features an Onboard Bigfoot Networks Killer E2100 Dedicated Network Processing Unit (NPU), as well SATA 3.0 and USB 3.0 controllers.
  • Super Shield - Gigabyte Ultra Durable 3 technology features 2x Copper PCBs, 50,000 hour Japanese Solid Capacitors, Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs, and Ferrite Core Chokes. The G1.Assassin has 16 Phase Power, while the G1.Sniper and G1.Guerrilla have 8 Phase Power.

The three motherboards in the G1-Killer series, in order from top to bottom, are the G1.Assassin, G1.Sniper, and G1.Guerrilla.

Model
G1.Assassin
G1.Sniper
G1.Guerilla
CPU Support
Intel Core i7 Processors
Intel Core i7 Processors
Intel Core i7 Processors
CPU Socket
LGA1366
LGA1366
LGA1366
QPI/FSB
4.8GT/s, 6.4GT/s
4.8GT/s, 6.4GT/s
4.8GT/s, 6.4GT/s
Chipset
X58+ICH10R
X58+ICH10R
X58+ICH10R
Graphics Interface
5xPCI-E x16 (2x16, 3x8)
3xPCI-E x16 (2x16, 1x8)
3xPCI-E x16 (2x16, 1x8)
Memory Type
DDR3 2200/1600/1333
DDR3 2200/1600/1333
DDR3 2200/1600/1333
Memory DIMM
6xDDR3 (Max 24GB)
6xDDR3 (Max 24GB)
6xDDR3 (Max 24GB)
Expansion Slots
2xPCI-E x1 + 1xPCI
2xPCI-E x1 + 1xPCI
2xPCI-E x1 + 1xPCI
ATA Connector
2xSATA 6GB/s + 6xSATA 3GB/s + 1xPower eSATA (front)
2xSATA 6GB/s + 6xSATA 3GB/s
2xSATA 6GB/s + 6xSATA 3GB/s
SATA RAID
Raid 0,1,5,10
Raid 0,1,5,10
Raid 0,1,5,10
USB 3.0
8 (4 front, 4 rear)
4 (2 front, 2 rear)
4 (2 front, 2 rear)
USB 2.0
8 (4 front, 4 rear)
12 (6 front, 6 rear)
8 (6 front, 6 rear)
Audio
Creative HW Audio 20K2
Front audio headphone amplifier
Nichicon MUSE capacitors
Creative HW Audio 20K2
Front audio headphone amplifier
Nichicon MUSE capacitors
Realtek ALC 889
Front audio headphone amplifier
Nichicon MUSE capacitors
LAN
Bigfoot Killer 2100
Bigfoot Killer 2100
Bigfoot Killer 2100
HW OC Button
Yes (front bezel)
Yes (rear panel)
Yes (rear panel)
Features & Software
16 power phase, Dual Power, 3 way SLI, 4 way CrossFire X, Driver MOSFET, X-Fi, EAX, Dolby, DTS, 3TB+ HDD, On/Off charge, USB 3.0, USB 3x power, Smart6, UD3, DES2
8 power phase, Dual Power, 3 way SLI, 3 way CrossFire X, Driver MOSFET, X-Fi, EAX, Dolby, DTS, 3TB+ HDD, On/Off charge, USB 3.0, USB 3x power, Smart6, UD3, DES2
8 power phase, Dual Power, 3 way SLI, 3 way CrossFire X, Driver MOSFET, X-Fi, 3TB+ HDD, On/Off charge, USB 3.0, USB 3x power, Smart6, UD3, DES2
Form Factor (mm)
XL-ATX (345x262)
ATX (305x246)
ATX (305x246)

 

 

 

Along with its gaming motherboards, Gigabyte also unveiled its new line of motherboards for Second Generation Intel Core Processors on the Socket LGA1155 platform, codenamed Sandybridge. Its initial launch arsenal consists of seven boards, five of which are on the P67 chipset (GA-P67A-UD7, GA-P67A-UD5, GA-P67A-UD4, GA-P67A-UD3P, GA-P67A-UD3R), and two on the H67 chipset (GA-H67A-UD3H, GA-H67A-UD2H). Some of the features you can expect to find in this line-up include Dual CPU Power, On/Off Charge USB Port, DualBIOS, Turbo USB 3.0, Turbo XHD, Hotkey OC, Cloud OC, Dolby Home Theater, and ErP Ready.

 




  1. Pre-CES Part 1: Introduction & Corsair Press Event
  2. Pre-CES Part 2: Sapphire
  3. Pre-CES Part 3: Gigabyte Press Event
  4. CES Day 1 Part 1: Sennheiser
  5. CES Day 1 Part 2: Antec
  6. CES Day 1 Part 3: IN WIN
  7. CES Day 1 Part 4: LG Electronics
  8. CES Day 1 Part 5: LG Electronics (Continued)
  9. CES Day 1 Part 6: Samsung
  10. CES Day 1 Part 7: Corsair
  11. CES Day 1 Part 8: The CA Technologies Race
  12. CES Day 1 Part 9: The CA Technologies Race (Continued)
  13. CES Day 1 Part 10: MSI MOA 2011 Americas Finals
  14. CES Day 1 Part 11: MSI MOA 2011 Americas Finals (Continued)
  15. CES Day 2 Part 1: MSI
  16. CES Day 2 Part 2: MSI (Continued)
  17. CES Day 2 Part 3: Sony
  18. CES Day 2 Part 4: Zotac
  19. CES Day 2 Part 5: Mushkin
  20. CES Day 2 Part 6: Patriot Memory
  21. CES Day 2 Part 7: OCZ Technology
  22. CES Day 2 Part 8: Advanced Micro Devices
  23. CES Day 2 Part 9: Palit
  24. CES Day 3 Part 1: Creative Labs
  25. CES Day 3 Part 2: Shuttle
  26. CES Day 3 Part 3: NVIDIA
  27. CES Day 3 Part 4: PowerColor
  28. CES Day 3 Part 5: Razer
  29. CES Day 3 Part 6: Razer (Continued)
  30. CES Day 3 Part 7: Super Talent
  31. CES Day 3 Part 8: SD Association, Supermicro, Mad Catz, NEC
  32. CES Day 3 Part 9: Thermaltake
  33. CES Day 3 Part 10: Thermaltake (Continued)
  34. CES Day 3 Part 11: CyberPower PC
  35. CES Day 3 Part 12: Cooler Master
  36. CES Day 3 Part 13: Cooler Master (Continued)
  37. CES Extras: Cooler Master Party
  38. CES Extras: Bartenders, Sharp i3 Wall, Magician
  39. CES Extras: Convention Center, Counter-Strike 1.6 vs. EG.n0thing
  40. CES Extras: Booth Babes Part 1
  41. CES Extras: Booth Babes Part 2
  42. CES Extras: Booth Babes Part 3
  43. CES Extras: Booth Babes Part 4
  44. CES Extras: Booth Babes with Staff
  45. CES Final Thoughts
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