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Gigabyte Teases with G1.Assasin 2 LGA2011 Motherboard Pictures

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Oct 19, 2011.

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The handgun-shaped PCH heatsink looks:

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Gigabyte teased us with pictures of its high-end socket LGA2011 motherboard featured in its G1.Killer series of motherboards designed for the gamer-overclocker market. The G1.Assassin 2, as it’s called, is based on the Intel X79 chipset. We don’t have landscape pictures of the board, yet, but whatever little bits of pictures we do have, reveal quite a bit. To begin with, this board will retain the black+green “weapon” styling of predecessors in the series. The LGA2011 socket is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, in sets of two, on either sides of the socket. Each DIMM slot has its own memory channel.

    From the CPU VRM heatsink, a heat pipe is finding its way to a stylized X79 PCH heatsink. This heatsink is designed to look like a handgun. Since it’s so small, it isn’t looking as realistic as the clip design featured on other G1.Killer motherboards. There are just six internal SATA ports we can find from the picture, two 6 Gb/s, and four 3 Gb/s. In terms of expansion slots, we could spot three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, these could be arranged in the x16/x16/NC or x16/x8/x8 lane configuration.

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    Connectivity is where G1.Killer edges past competition. There are two hardware onboard devices that are a $200 value if purchased as discrete addon cards: there’s Bigfoot Networks’ Killer E2100 network processor, and Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi. Both devices use hardware-accelerated controllers. The Killer E2100 works to lower network latencies (good for online gaming), while the Creative CA20K1 provides awesome audio. It has a high-grade OPAMP circuit that makes use of audiophile-grade electrolytic capacitors (costlier than conductive polymer). We’ll need more pictures to comment on the other features.

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    Source: Maxshine Forums
     
  2. Scatler

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    Dat south bridge. I can already imagine the price on this monstrosity.
     
  3. btarunr

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    This is the older prototype of the Assasin 2.

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    You can see how the SATA port cluster is halved in the latest pictures.
     
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    probably because of the gun. they had to cut down expenses for some pew pew. This would definitely have high apeal to tweens
     
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    what the ....
    cant they make normal hsf.
    after this whats next? land mines hsf?
     
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    The gun is purely idiotic
     
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    Prefer the older prototype, to what is seen in the teaser shots
     
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    I want a shot showing the entire motherboard, not those angled closed in pics.
     
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    Now that i do like even not totally fond of the colours the one in the OP looks like a 12 yo designed it.

    And for me 6 sata ports are not enough for me.
     
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    That would account for 2 ports missing. From that thread:

    So does Patsburg-X even have the additional set of 4 ports? Even the very entry-level A gives an additional four with SATA-only support.

    Yes, there's only two boards shown so far. But it's not looking good. That EVGA that was reported on earlier only has 6 ports internal and the eSATA is from a 3rd party controller!

    If it doesn't have it all, hopefully we'll see some boards with 4 or 8 port controllers to make up for Intel's bumbling.
     
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    Intel had an "errata" with the chipset last minute, so the X79 gets to make do with six ports in total from the AHCI, as the additional ports would've been via the SCU which is now entirely disabled. Initially the X79 chipset was meant to have eight SATA/SAS ports which were cut back to four SATA ports and finally nothing...

    The Gigabyte board still has the two additional Marvell ports, as if you look closely on the picture, you can see the Marvell chip next to the heatsink, you just can't see the two grey ports.
     
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    The gun spoils it for me.
     
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    Same here. hope they release a mobo witht he same feature set, in thier normal range. The X79-UD7/9 would be fantastic with the NIC and the X-FI inclusions
     
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    old one was great.. this not so much. that gun *puke*, sorry but I'm not a 10yo. Not even enough sata. :ohwell:
     
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    I am liking MSI more and more, after my lightning and their new mobo colors, i'm going for them, the only other i consider are ROG boards, that look sexy
     
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    The magazine looked way better than the gun, IMO.
     
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    That gun ....

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    I like the color scheme but that gun does have to go.

    I don't see why everyone isn't angling the 24pin for better cable running. Also why in the heck are the ram slots so darn close to the cpu? theres all that room between the left ram and the rear io. With alot of memory with tall heatsinks. Its just gonna get in the way of cpu coolers. Not everyones gonna run water. They have a big cpu cooler already and once they get the board, they find out they can't use it. WTH! I don't like it. I may just skip over this gen and see what the next has for us.
     
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    personally i like the prototype design, much better than the final product :D
     
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    And if you want to put a gun, WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU TAKE THE LOOK OF A TOY DOLLAR STORE GUN... and then add a cheap looking orange skull with a knife in his teeth?

    You do know that people who build their PCs are mostly over the age of 12 right? Do you see Barney themed mobos? no... why? wrong age group.. Like you don't see a freaking toy gun on a mob.... oh wait :p Stick to color changes instead of adding useless ugly decorations
     
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    Nice looking gun :banghead:. Except it is not.
     
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    The thing I find attractive on that mobo is only these:

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    I am going against the flow here and saying the Gun is pure win. Why shouldn't they build themed boards? What are these boards used for 9/10s of the time? For playing shooter games amirite?

    I'm 49 (no tween left in me) and I like it.
     

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