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The G1.Assassin 2 motherboard is designed with one purpose; to equip you with the most potent technology available today including the very latest 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 the newest 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 the
latest Gen.3 PCI Express technology, delivering maximum data bandwidth for
forthcoming discrete graphics cards.
* PCIe Gen. 3 is dependent on CPU and expansion card compatibility.
Gigabyte Signature 'Locked and Loaded' Heatpipe Design
The Gigabyte G1.Assassin 2 features a redesigned distinctive signature
heatpipe design that identifies all Gigabyte G1-Killer series motherboards.
You'll soon find that it is as deadly to heat as it looks.
By effectively spreading the heat from the critical areas of the motherboard such as the CPU VRM zone and quickly dissipating it, the Gigabyte G1.Assassin 2 motherboard remains cool, even when the battle heats up. Modeled after common firearms issued to soldiers deployed to a warzone, including pistol and machine gun, the Locked and Loaded heatpipe design utilizes a unique fluting technology similar to a machine gun barrel fluting, which allows for maximum heat dispersion.
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.
Onboard Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Digital Audio Processor (20K2)
It's important to be able to hear where your enemy is located before you see him, and it also means you'll be able exploit a crucial edge in today's virtual realistic audio environments. That is why Gigabyte has rigged the G1.Assassin 2 motherboard with the industry's most advanced audio solutions to give you the highest caliber audio experience. The G1.Assassin 2 motherboard, as a member of the Gigabyte G1-Killer series, is one of the world's only gaming motherboards to feature Creative's top-of-the-line Soundblaster Digital Audio Processor (20K2) onboard with X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity® and EAX® Advanced HD™ 5.0 technologies, allowing you to experience sound in your gaming world exactly as you would in real life.
Built-in Front Audio Headphone Amplifier
Specially designed for gamers, the Gigabyte G1.Assassin 2 motherboard utilizes a high capacity amplifier which is able to drive 150Ω loads, 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.
Onboard Bigfoot Networks Killer™ E2100 Game Networking Platform
Gigabyte is the only motherboard manufacturer to seriously address online gaming network lag issues by implementing the Bigfoot Networks Killer™ E2100 Game Networking Platform directly onboard the G1.Assassin 2 motherboard. Utilizing a unique combination of dedicated Network Processing Unit (NPU) and exclusive Killer™ Network Manager software, the Bigfoot Networks Killer™ E2100 is designed to provide the best online experience possible for online gamers.
Killer™ E2100 Dedicated NPU
Dedicated Network Processing Unit (NPU) with 1GB of dedicated DDR2 memory helps offload network traffic from the CPU, freeing it up to do other important computing tasks.
Killer Network Manager
Built from the ground up for unequalled speed, intelligence and control over online game data and streaming media, Killer™ Network Manager is the network control center for the G1.Assassin 2 motherboard. This unique and exclusive application shows the networking health and performance of the G1.Assassin 2and provides all the tools needed to manage and optimize the network connection for online games and streaming entertainment.
Advanced Stream Detect
Bigfoot Advanced Stream Detect is at the heart of Killer™ Networking Platform, intelligently prioritizing important streams, such as games, HD video, video chat and high-quality streaming audio. Now, users can enjoy silky-smooth online gaming, stutter-free streaming entertainment and crystal-clear voice chat - all at the same time. With Visual Bandwidth Control™, users have the power to adjust bandwidth for ANY network stream. Download files, play online games or even watch a video all at the same time – it's all possible now with the Killer™ E2100 Game Networking Platform.
Improve protection mechanism
Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems using the current version of BIOS, it is recommended that you not flash the BIOS. To flash the BIOS, do it with caution. Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction.
Note: Before proceeding with your driver installation we suggest you make sure you are installing the latest version available and for the appropriate model/revision and Operating System. We strongly suggest following 'readme' instructions for installing drivers when available. Often restarting your system will be necessary for the new driver to become active and start functioning properly.
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