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Gigabyte G1.Assassin Review

Geekspeak411    -   June 16, 2011
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Specifications:

CPU
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
QPI
1. 4.8GT/s, 6.4GT/s
Chipset
1. North Bridge: Intel X58 Express Chipset 2. South Bridge: Intel ICH10R
Memory
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.)
Audio
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
LAN
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
USB
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.
BIOS
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
Remark
• 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.

 

Features:

  • 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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