Thursday, January 6th 2011

Gigabyte G1.Guerrilla G1-Killer Series LGA1366 Motherboard Pictured, Detailed

Gigabyte's elusive LGA1366 motherboard part of the company's G1-Killer series of motherboards targeting gamers has finally seen the lens. The socket LGA1366 motherboard by Gigabyte is based on the Intel X58 + ICH10R chipset, and is given the brand name G1.Guerrilla. To quickly run you through its styling, "Guerrilla" strikes a chord with a very "jungle warfare" color-scheme, which is black+green. This seems to be the case with the G1.Guerrilla, which goes close to looking like an NVIDIA desktop board.

The CPU is powered by an 8+2 phase VRM, wired to six DDR3 DIMM slots for triple-channel memory; the northbridge heatsink looks like a modular rifle barrel, and the southbridge heatsink like a 5.56 mm magazine. There are three PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots lending 3-way SLI and CrossFireX support, the usual two-port USB 3.0 + SATA 6 Gb/s duet, but a handful of interesting gamer-specific devices, such as the Killer 2100 hardware NIC, an HD audio CODEC that uses X-Fi MB software but high-grade electrolytic capacitors. The motherboard is out and out a gamers' motherboard. Gigabyte already has motherboards for overclockers which don't look very boutique but do the job, under its existing X58A UD5, UD7, and UD9 models.
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18 Comments on Gigabyte G1.Guerrilla G1-Killer Series LGA1366 Motherboard Pictured, Detailed

#2
scaminatrix
Most may think it's cheesy, but I like the magazine-heatsink thing. Looks like a beeaaast
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#4
RejZoR
Looks nice but that rifle magazine looks really cheap and cheesy...
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#5
Ozpa
I guess better late then never, but still I'd rather they focus on a cool 1155 board instead.
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#6
btarunr
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by: InnocentCriminal
Preview of the Assassin 'ere.
Got that one too.
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#7
Ferrum Master
OK, the hardware features are nice... but the design... it looks like childish crap... no grotesque... a high end PC must reek of being monster... not a plastic toy... :shadedshu
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#8
InnocentCriminal
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by: btarunr
Got that one too.
w00t!
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#10
PaNiC
it has the X-Fi CA20K2 processor delcal on the spec sheet
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#11
RejZoR
I think this is the first time they actually used the CA20K2 chip. Usually they just stick X-Fi Xtreme Audio on it, meaning it has Realtek/ALI codec with Creative software.
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#12
LittleLizard
by: RejZoR
I think this is the first time they actually used the CA20K2 chip. Usually they just stick X-Fi Xtreme Audio on it, meaning it has Realtek/ALI codec with Creative software.
its a typo. the guerrilla uses a normal audio codec and through software emulates X-Fi. Assassin & Sniper have proper X-Fi chips.
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#13
..'Ant'..
Kinda reminds me of XFX motherboards looks nice.
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#14
nINJAkECIL
anyone spotted some electrolyte capacitors?
please tell me that my eyes are deceiving me :banghead:
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#15
LittleLizard
by: nINJAkECIL
anyone spotted some electrolyte capacitors?
please tell me that my eyes are deceiving me :banghead:

Yes, they're. But only are for the audio subsystem. And they're high end. And they're goldish.
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#16
InnocentCriminal
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Really like the aesthetics of these boards. Green & black FTW!
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#17
RejZoR
by: LittleLizard
its a typo. the guerrilla uses a normal audio codec and through software emulates X-Fi. Assassin & Sniper have proper X-Fi chips.
Either way, it's interesting to see such high end audio chip integrated on mobo itself.
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#18
hclarkjr
any news on when this will be on newegg?
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