The G1.Assassin 2 motherboard is designed with one purpose; to equip you with potent technology including the Intel X79 enthusiast processor platform, ruthless multiple discrete graphics card support and dedicated onboard audio and network processing that will take your 3D gaming experience to entirely new heights.
The G1.Assassin 2 is a member of the Gigabyte G1-Killer series of gaming motherboards which have been designed from the ground up to provide the edge in a close 3D gaming contest. Precision is the watch word in all areas of the motherboard's design, with as much attention to detail paid to the motherboards aesthetic qualities as to its technical prowess.
3-way CrossFireX and 3-way SLI support
The Gigabyte G1.Assassin 2 is equipped to help extreme gamers see the enemy from distance, regardless of how bloody the battlefield, offering the utmost graphics flexibility and upgradeability with multiple GPU support that includes three PCI Express slots for both AMD CrossFire X and NVIDIA SLI technologies in 3-way discrete card configurations. The Gigabyte G1.Assassin 2 motherboard delivers maximum FPS (frames per second), allowing gamers to see more clearly, aim faster, and move more quickly.
PCI Express Gen.3 support
The Gigabyte G1.Assassin 2 is fully configured to provide gamers with Gen.3 PCI Express technology, delivering maximum data bandwidth for forthcoming discrete graphics cards.
5 smart fan connectors
To further help eliminate heat in the field of war, five smart fan pin headers which allow for precise cooling fan control, have been strategically placed around the board. Each fan can take advantage of its own thermal sensor and can also be controlled by via Gigabyte's EasyTune 6 utility as well as within the UEFI BIOS
Built-in front audio headphone amplifier
Specially designed for gamers, the Gigabyte G1.Assassin 2 motherboard utilizes a high capacity amplifier, allowing gamers to enjoy a fuller range of dynamic, crisp sound when using high quality professional headphones.
Nichicon high-end audio capacitors
The G1.Assassin 2 motherboard utilizes the highest quality Nichicon MUSE ES series and MW series bi-polarized audio capacitors at each channel layout. These professional audio capacitors deliver the highest quality sound resolution and sound expansion to create the most realistic sound effects for professional gamers.
EMI and power interference shielding
100% copper shielding around the audio components improves EMI shielding and protects against other power interference, providing the highest quality sound resolution for a distortion-free audio listening experience.
Gigabyte 3D Power
Gigabyte X79 series motherboards are the first to take advantage of the exclusive Gigabyte 3D Power, a hardware and software-based digital power engine for both the PWM and Memory that delivers unprecedented power delivery control.
Digital power control for the CPU and memory
Utilizing a digital PWM controller, Gigabyte's 3D Power features precise auto voltage compensation to deliver a steady flow of power to the CPU and memory no matter the loading. This all digital power system provides enthusiast users with exceptional control over the overclocking potential of their Gigabyte X79 motherboard.
Gigabyte 3D BIOS
The revolutionary Gigabyte 3D BIOS application is based on Gigabyte UEFI DualBIOS technology and is available to consumers in two exclusive modes of interaction never before seen in a BIOS environment. Gigabyte has re-drawn the traditional BIOS experience providing mainstream and enthusiast users with a choice of unique and powerful graphical interfaces.
UEFI DualBIOS technology
At the heart of this exciting 3D BIOS technology is a pair of physical BIOS ROMs containing Gigabyte's exclusive in-house designed UEFI BIOS technology. With a superior graphical interface capable of 32-bit color imaging and fluid user-friendly mouse navigation, UEFI DualBIOS makes BIOS configuration an exciting experience for novice and experienced users alike. UEFI BIOS also brings native support for large hard drives on 64-bit operating systems.
OC-Dual BIOS features a unique back-panel BIOS switcher and LED indicator, allowing users to select one BIOS for normal use, and another for specifically designated for overclocking. This means that if your overclocking configuration suffers from instability, you can easily revert to your stable settings if needed. With OC-Dual BIOS, users can also easily compare two different BIOS versions, a very useful feature when users want to update to a new BIOS, but don't want to lose their original settings.
4-channel memory architecture
With a potential data bandwidth of up to 25 GB/Sec and 256-bit memory addressing, the Intel X79 platform offers unrivaled memory performance. Supporting DDR3 1600 memory, the G1.Assassin 2 motherboard gives you the ultimate performance for today's memory-intensive 3D games.
Most PCI Express lanes ever on the desktop
Gigabyte X79 motherboards take advantage of the comprehensive PCI Express data bus ever seen on a desktop PC platform. The Intel X79 platform integrates all PCI Express lanes in to the CPU, resulting in lower latency and even faster performance for the latest discrete GPU and multi-GPU configurations.
Gigabyte Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi card
With 2 kinds data transfer mode, Gigabyte Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi card providing spec 300 Mbps transfer rates, 802.11n supports the Wi-Fi specifications for better signal coverage, and featuring the Bluetooth 4.0, you will not suffer from signal loss like before.
Gigabyte 333 onboard acceleration
Gigabyte X79 series motherboards feature Gigabyte 333 onboard acceleration designed help speed up data transfer, including SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology, SATA revision 3.0 (6 Gbps) technology and an unprecedented 3x USB power boost on all USB ports for more power hungry USB devices.
3x USB power boost
Gigabyte motherboards feature a 3x USB power boost, delivering greater compatibility and extra power for USB devices. Gigabyte's unique USB power design is also able to efficiently regulate output over the full voltage range, which greatly enhances USB device compatibility. In addition, dedicated lower resistance fuses ensure lower voltage drops, and provide more stable and plentiful power delivery.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Gigabyte motherboards boast SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology made possible through an additional onboard host controller. With super-fast transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps, users are able to experience a theoretical 10x improvement over USB 2.0. Additionally, backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 assures users of long term use of their legacy USB 2.0 devices.
SATA 6 Gbps
Gigabyte motherboards are high-speed SATA revision 3.0 compatible, delivering super-fast 6 Gbps link speeds for twice the data transfer rates of SATA revision 2.0 (3 Gbps). When used in RAID 0 (stripe) mode, they offer even faster data transfer rates of up to a theoretical 4x the speed of current SATA interfaces.
Gigabyte on/off charge
Gigabyte X79 series motherboards feature on/off charge, a unique Gigabyte technology which allows you not only to charge your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, but also allows you to quick charge it. As an added bonus, it can even be charged when your PC is turned off, so even if you forget to plug it into your charger after you've synced up your music, it will be fully charged when you need it.
Gigabyte Ultra Durable 3Product Highlights
Gigabyte X79 motherboards are equipped with the highest quality components that guarantee lower system temperatures, improved energy efficiency and enhanced stability for overclocking. Gigabyte Ultra Durable 3 design features copper for both the power and ground layers which dramatically lower system temperature. Gigabyte's Ultra Durable 3 also features Japanese made solid capacitors, PowerPAK MOSFETs and ferrite chokes which combine to offer lower motherboard temperatures, less wasted power and extended product longevity.
In The Box
- Gigabyte signature 'locked and loaded' heatpipe design
- 3D mode
- Advanced mode
- Gigabyte G1.Assassin2 (rev. 1.0)
- 2 antennas, Bluetooth / Wi-Fi module