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Old April 25, 2011, 09:14 PM
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Default GIGABYTE G1.Assassin G1-Killer LGA1366 Motherboard Review Comment Thread

"Gaming" motherboards seem to be a dime a dozen these days but it's rare to see a product that's built from the ground up to cater to the unique needs of the gaming community. This is exactly what Gigabyte is looking to accomplish with the G1 Killer series; particularly with the flagship G1.Assassin. Packing a Bigfoot Killer E2100 NPU and a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi digital audio processor, this motherboard seems to have what it takes to make a splash in a highly competitive market.

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Old April 25, 2011, 09:47 PM
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Very nice write up on the NPU. Quite the letdown. However the onboard audio looks fantastic. I really hope to see more Gigabyte boards like that in the future.
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id totally get this board. peace of mind when it comes to power delivery to many power hungry gpus!!!!
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pityfull blk for such a board
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Oh, there's definitely some additional BCLK headroom, I'm not exactly using the most hardcore voltage settings.
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id totally get this board. peace of mind when it comes to power delivery to many power hungry gpus!!!!
Last two boards I have owned use the extra molex 12v to the board, @ would be just as nice for multi-gpu's.
Though to be honest I never noticed a difference plugged vs unplug one board was 2x275's sli'ed the other was 2x 275's non sli.. I noticed not extra overclocking headroom from and component. I though unplugging the molex might cause a little vdroop to the cpu but no change. But again if the board has it I would use it, better safe than sorry IMO.
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Last two boards I have owned use the extra molex 12v to the board, @ would be just as nice for multi-gpu's.
Though to be honest I never noticed a difference plugged vs unplug one board was 2x275's sli'ed the other was 2x 275's non sli.. I noticed not extra overclocking headroom from and component. I though unplugging the molex might cause a little vdroop to the cpu but no change. But again if the board has it I would use it, better safe than sorry IMO.
They are mostly there to keep the ATX power plug from melting. Some GPU's (Usually any generations highest end highest power draw card) can draw more then ATX specified from the PCI-E slot, and cause the molex to physically melt on the 24 pin connector.

It is fairly rare, and easy to identify as a possibility of happening to you (say) if you run Tri-SLI, no molex/power adapters on the board, etc
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Oh, there's definitely some additional BCLK headroom, I'm not exactly using the most hardcore voltage settings.
cmmon man you gotta push the board a bit lol
230blk on classy is way easy
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After reading the write-up for the G1. Assassin.

You guys think it's a good motherboard,But there are better ones out there. Like the ASUS Rampage III Extreme which more or less crushed the Assassin in the LAN testing.
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After reading the write-up for the G1. Assassin.

You guys think it's a good motherboard,But there are better ones out there. Like the ASUS Rampage III Extreme which more or less crushed the Assassin in the LAN testing.

lol the rmapage extreme III is a joke
they didnt even bother to bin the ioh on the boards and many could not go over 214blk
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