Gigabyte's G1.Assassin 2 is one of the most recent motherboard which is a right decision for your custom pc. The board is equipped with a technology which helps you to work on Intel X79 platform. There are number of additional features. They Gigabyte G1.Assassin 2 a fairly tough competitor for the others in the market. The motherboard with traditional support of more than one discrete graphics card and dedicated audio/network features. Other than this the board comes with some special features which offer you 3G gaming benefits. Currently this is board is the latest one in GIGABYTE G1-Killer series. In short line, it is the most recent and highly featured gaming motherboard. Gigabyte G1.Assassin 2 supports Intel’s new X79 chipset. I had mentioned in detail about this chipset. This provides you to run the most recent Intel's high performance i series processors. It adds a extra benefit of better processing capabilities with many bus improvements.
Intel X79 Chipset
The new Intel chipset for high and extreme ranges, the X79, replaces the familiar X58 at the top of the scale of Intel, so that the plates that will incorporate a high price, as happened with the X58 in the day. The most important change is the reorganization of the chipset, now more like the P55 or P67, having spent the PCIe controller chipset to the processor (in the X58 chipset could be found in the north bridge, while the P55 and P67 are located directly on the processor). Another major change in the X79 over the X58 is the communication between processor and chipset, Intel QPI abandoned in favor of the DMI (as in P55 and P67). In the case of this communication is P67 PCIe 2.0 4x (4GB / s), but the X79 doubles the communication (by selecting the EFI), to have a bandwidth of 8GB / s.
Besides this, the X79 offers up to 14 SATA ports with RAID capability (levels 0, 1, 5 and 10), 10 of them can be used as SATA 6Gbps. Depending on the manufacturer of the motherboard can be configured up to 8 of these ports as SAS. Obviously Intel has not adopted the USB 3.0 standard and features 14 USB 2.0 ports. Still no news about the intent of Intel Thunderbolt, but motherboard manufacturers may opt for USB 3.0 controllers from other manufacturers. The platform features a 16x PCIe 2 lines or 4 lines at 8x, depending on usage. E Sandy Bridge processors have 4 channels of DDR3 memory, which indicates that the X79 chipset will place beside 4 memory slots, except that a manufacturer decides to release some with 8 slots. It is still early to tell how it will affect the occupation of system performance channels, but having to take the 4 channels obligation is one of the most common fears of users, and which prevents the future expansion of memory capacity in the case need it.
Gigabyte G1.Assassin 2 Features
Gigabyte G1.Assassin 2 other than high end processor support, provides you the most latest and advance features which are needed. It is clear from the feature list itself that the motherboard is enough good for everyone who wants a high end system. I had tried to explain the same in much simpler way what the exact features and what one can benefit out it. It is always necessary first before buying, that you must know everything about the product. The reason is that you can thus plan to use it in that way in future. For example if you bought a gpu which does not supports SLi and in future if you plan to go for the same, then card is wasted. I recommend spending wisely on gaming pc. They cost too much in comparison to regular system and branded system doesn't provide you a better customization where you have more option of bargaining. The current features are taken from the official site.
Super Sight :
This is something new I saw. Basically many motherboard manufactures name the feature differently on the base of its output. Super Sight is somewhat related to the graphics quality. This section talks about the SLi and CrossFire support which is a need for every gaming pc today. This board has support for 3-way CrossFireX and 3-way SLI Support. That means you can at a time use 3 ATi or AMD make or 3 Nvidia make gpus. Currently the board features giving you the best graphics and upgrade support. It has 3 Pace slot where you can run three common gpu configs. Because of PCIe 3 support you get better graphic rating in your pc. The latest generation of PCIe slots provides you to play games on maximum bandwidth you want. Current game graphics are super high which are not really meant for slow hardware config.
I was wondering that this meant board will not break or kind of shock resistance. But do we really plan to carry out systems. Leaving my wrong assumption behind Gigabyte G1 Killer Series board has better features for heat ventilation. That means you can manage your system more properly in that matter of cooling. This features is available in all Killer series. If you are going multiple gpus, and overclocking stuff then surely your cpu is going to heat up soon. To deal the same the board provide you attached heatpipe which drags heat out of your processor. It is well designed and preconfigured. So you do not need to do much on the same.
This is really a very innovative part of the board where overheating was kept in mind before. For better ventilation this board has 5 Smart Fan Connectors. So this time you do not need to rely on the limited psu connectors. You can attach 5 fans to the board itself which are controlled evenly as the system heats up. Every fan is managed by the thermal sensor of board and it can also be controlled with the help of GIGABYTE's EasyTune 6 utility which located inside the UEFI BIOS.
This refers to good sound quality. It has become possible because of onboard Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Digital Audio Processor (20K2). This time you get a separate chip which manages your sound quality. This another important feature of this board. Because of additional hardware support you can enjoy must realistic audio. The Killer series boards are equipped with advance sound support and this are hardly found in any other gaming motherboards.
Other than this the superb sound quality is also managed by X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity and EAX Advanced HD 5.0 for better enhancement. Remember to enjoy the features you should have a better sound device which supports all this. Traditional speakers will not respond adequately. The headphone audio amplifier on the board allows you to enjoy realistic sound. The headphone quality do matters here. Without much disturbance and high end sound quality your gameplay will be awesome.
For lan gaming this board has more additional to give. It is equipped with Onboard Bigfoot Networks Killer E2100 Game Networking Platform. This platform is designed for high-speed multiplayer game support. You can get rid of lags and other issue which are most common on your regular system. The dedicated Network Processing Unit and Killer Network Manager software help you to get the highest ping. This are some of the best innovation done on this board. Possibility it is a complete pack for a gamer that does not need to stay back for low hardware. The NPU (Network Processing Unit) and Bigfoot Advanced Stream Detect provides you better gameplay. Bigfoot Advanced Stream helps you to get flawless streaming of videos and chat. It helps you to manager your high quality streaming support.