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The Gigabyte G1. Assassin is a high-end XL-ATX motherboard aimed at the hardcore gaming market.

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Pros

compatible with some of Intel's fastest CPUs

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compatible with a wide range of components, don't usually have to worry about a conflict

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well organized to make installation easy

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ideal for a gaming machine, allows you to use lots of high-end components

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BIOS makes overclocking the CPU and RAM very easy

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PCI-E slots are spaced perfectly for multiple GPUs running CrossFireX or SLI

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needs a really big case with a big power supply to run properly

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priced much higher than most, out of reach for any but gaming enthusiasts or people who need to do professional graphics rendering

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The Gigabyte G1.Assassin is a high-end XL-ATX motherboard aimed at the hardcore gaming market. It features an LGA1366 processor socket and support for up to 24GB of DDR3 RAM. Additionally, the G1.Assassin sports 4-way AMD CrossFireX and 3-way Nvidia SLI support, SATA III connectors, support for up to 8 USB 3.0 ports and an onboard Soundblaster Digital Audio Processor.

The G1.Assassin's LGA1366 CPU socket allows it to handle any Intel i7-9xx processor while its six DIMM slots make it compatible with up to 24GB of DDR3 RAM with data transfer rates of 2200, 1333, 1066 or 800 MHz. Its 4-way AMD CrossFireX and 3-way Nvidia SLI support allow the G1.Assassin to handle up to 4 AMD Radeon GPUs or 3 Nvidia GeForce cards simultaneously for enhanced graphical capability. Meanwhile, the G1.Assassin's onboard Soundblaster Digital Audio Processor provides top-of-the-line audio support designed specifically for optimal gaming performance.

Features
  • LGA1366 processor socket supports Intel i7-9xx processors
  • Supports up to 24GB of DDR3 RAM @ 2200, 1333, 1066 or 800 MHz
  • 4-way AMD CrossFireX and 3-way Nvidia SLI support
  • Onboard Soundblaster Digital Audio Processor
  • 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors, 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • Up to 8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports, up to 8 USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  • LAN: 1 x Bigfoot Killer E2100 chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
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