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Gigabyte G1.Assassin Review

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1. Support for an Intel Core i7 series processor in the LGA 1366 package (Go to gigabyte.com for the latest support list) 2. L3 Cache varies with CPU
1. 4.8GT/s, 6.4GT/s
1. North Bridge: Intel X58 Express Chipset 2. South Bridge: Intel ICH10R
1. 6 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 24 GB of system memory * Due to Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than 4 GB. 2. 3/Dual channel memory architecture 3. Support for DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules 4. Support for non-ECC memory modules 5. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest supported memory speeds and memory modules.)
1. 1 x Creative CA20K2 chip 2. High Definition Audio 3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel 4. Support for Dolby® Digital Live/DTS Neo:PC/DTS Interactive 5. Support for S/PDIF Out
1 x Bigfoot Killer E2100 chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Expansion Slots
1. 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1, PCIEX16_2) * For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16_1 slot; if you are installing two PCI Express graphics cards, it is recommended that you install them in the PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2 slots. 2. 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1, PCIEX8_2) * The PCIEX8_1 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16_1 slot and the PCIEX8_2 slot with PCIEX16_2. The PCIEX16_1/PCIEX16_2 slot will operate at up to x8 mode when the PCIEX8_1/PCIEX8_2 is populated. (The PCIEX16_1, PCIEX16_2, PCIEX8_1, and PCIEX8_2 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.) 3. 2 x PCI Express x1 slots 4. 1 x PCI slot
Multi-Graphics Technology
Support for 3-Way/2-Way NVIDIA SLI technology and 4-Way/3-Way/2-Way ATI CrossFireXâ„¢ technology
Storage Interface
South Bridge: 1. 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2_0~SATA2_5) supporting up to 6 SATA 3Gb/s devices 2. Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10 Marvell 88SE9182: 1. 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (GSATA3_6, GSATA3_7) supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices 2. Support for SATA RAID 0 and RAID 1
South Bridge: 1. Up to 8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 on the back panel, 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers) 1 x Renesas D720200 chip and 2 x VLI VL810 hubs: 1. Up to 8 USB 3.0/2.0 ports (4 on the back panel, 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers) * The USB 2.0 signals of the USB 3.0/2.0 ports are from the South Bridge.
Internal I/O Connectors
1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector 2. 2 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connectors 3. 2 x 4-pin PCIe 12V power connectors 4. 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors 5. 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors 6. 1 x CPU fan header 7. 1 x system fan header 8. 3 x fan headers 9. 1 x front panel header 10. 1 x front panel audio header 11. 1 x S/PDIF Out header 12. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers 13. 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 headers 14. 1 x clearing CMOS jumper 15. 1 x Quick Boost button header 16. 1 x heatsink LED power connector
Back Panel Connectors
1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard port 2. 1 x PS/2 mouse port 3. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector 4. 1 x coaxial S/PDIF Out connector 5. 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports 6. 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports 7. 1 x RJ-45 port 8. 5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Side Speaker Out, Line In/Mic In, Line Out)
I/O Controller
iTE IT8720 chip
H/W Monitoring
1. System voltage detection 2. CPU/System temperature detection 3. CPU/System fan speed detection 4. CPU overheating warning 5. CPU/System fan fail warning 6. CPU/System fan speed control * Whether the CPU/system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU/system cooler you install.
1. 2 x 16 Mbit flash 2. Use of licensed AWARD BIOS 3. Support for DualBIOS â„¢ 4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b
Unique Features
1. Support for @BIOS 2. Support for Q-Flash 3. Support for Xpress BIOS Rescue 4. Support for Download Center 5. Support for Xpress Install 6. Support for Xpress Recovery2 7. Support for EasyTune * Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model. 8. Support for Dynamic Energy Saver â„¢ 2 9. Support for Smart 6â„¢ 10. Support for Auto Green 11. Support for eXtreme Hard Drive (X.H.D) 12. Support for ON/OFF Charge 13. Support for Cloud OC 14. Support for Q-Share
Bundle Software
Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Operating System
Support for Microsoft® Windows® 7/Vista/XP
Form Factor
XL-ATX Form Factor; 34.5cm x 26.3cm
• Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website. • Most hardware/software vendors no longer offer support for Win9X/ME/2000/XP SP1/SP2. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website.



  • 4-way CrossFireXâ„¢ and 3-way SLIâ„¢ Support
  • Onboard Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Digital Audio Processor (20K2) with X-Fi Xtreme Fidelityâ„¢ and EAX® AHD 5.0â„¢ Technologies
  • Dolby® Digital Live
  • DTSâ„¢ Connect
  • Built-in Front Audio Headphone Amplifier
  • Nichicon High-end Audio Capacitors
  • Onboard Bigfoot Networks Killerâ„¢ E2100 Game Networking Platform
  • Front Access Control Panel
  • SATA 3.0 (6Gbps) and USB 3.0
  • Locked and Loaded Heatpipe Design
  • 5 Smart Fan Connectors
  • Ultra Durable 3
  • Maximum CPU Power Delivery
  • Dual CPU Power
  • Driver MOSFETs
  • DualBIOSâ„¢ 3TB+ HDD Support (Hybrid EFI Technology)


All information courtesy of Gigabyte @ http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3752#ov

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