High bandwidth DIMM slots.
Dedicated network card and audio chipset.
Onboard Creative X-Fi audio.
Fast Killer E2100 network adapter.
Slick UEFI BIOS.
Cool gun-shaped heat sink.
Expensive than competitors.
Stock performance marginally slower than competitors.
WiFi & Bluetooth cannot be used in 2way GPU setup.
Only four RAM slots.
No FireWire ports.
By Techgage on May 21, 2012
As mentioned in the intro, this review is much shorter than our usual, as the board was destined to go right into our GPU test rig (and we don't have performance comparisons at the current time). Instead, this was meant to be a quick look so that we...95
By Hi Tech Legion on April 05, 2012
There is very little overlap when it comes to Gigabyte's motherboard offerings for the LGA2011 platform and each have their own distinct features, apart from having different MSRPs. The G1.Assassin 2 motherboard, in particular, is designed primarily...-
By LanOC Reviews on March 16, 2012
and FVThe Assassin 2 at the end of the day is a very interesting board. Gigabyte lowered the price on this board considerably compared to the original without taking away any features. Some might argue that dropping four way SLI support is a con, but...70
By Guru of 3D on January 11, 2012
Core i7 3960X processor close towards 5 GHz today. The G1.Assassin 2 motherboard comes loaded with some very nice features, much like it predecessors it has an embedded Killer E2100 NIC, said to deliver better networking performance to hardcore...-
By FutureLooks on January 05, 2012
When comparing the Assassin and Assassin 2, I found myself missing the more obvious weaponized heat sinks on the original Assassin. The hand gun heat sink at least made it obvious this is a Killer series motherboard though. And, the X79 component...-
By Pureoverclock on December 29, 2011
In terms of aesthetics and visuals, we think the G1.Assassin 2 looks great with its black PCB and contrasting greens and grays all decked out in the Military Theme. Some may love this sort of branding gimmick, some may not, but it doesn’t...-
By Tbreak.com on December 13, 2011
Two weeks back I included the Gigabyte G1.Assassin 2 as part of the Intel X79 motherboards roundup, wherein the performance of this beastly motherboard left much to be desired; especially where overclocking was concerned. However, with the newly...70
By Tom's Hardware UK on December 07, 2011
Our flagship motherboard comparison announcement was answered with an interesting selection of models, along with a bunch of “not ready yet” responses. Today we examine a few samples from companies bold enough to step up to the plate during launch...-
By Atomic MPC on December 01, 2011
A great all-in-one X79...90
By AnandTech on November 30, 2011
Previously offered on their G1.Sniper board, Qualcomm Atheros announced that their Killer E2100 NIC would once again make an appearance in Gigabyte's top gaming board, the X79-based G1.Assassin 2. The $399 motherboard is available now and is more...-