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, rifle and ammo clip, the Locked and Loaded heatpipe design utilizes a unique fluting technology similar to a rifle 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 150O 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
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Support for Intel® Core™ i7 processors in the LGA2011 package
L3 cache varies with CPU
(Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
Intel® X79 Express Chipset
4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory * Due to Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than 4 GB.
4 channel memory architecture
Support for DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
Support for non-ECC memory modules
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
1 x Creative CA20K2 chip
Support for Dolby® Digital Live and DTS™ Connect
Support for X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity® and EAX® Advanced HD™ 5.0 technologies
High Definition Audio
Support for S/PDIF Out
1 x Bigfoot Killer E2100 chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1/PCIEX16_2) * For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16_1 slot; if you are installing two PCI Express graphics cards, it is recommended that you install them in the PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2 slots.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8) (All PCI Express x16 slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
2 x PCI Express x1 slots (All PCI Express x1 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
1 x PCI slot
Support for 3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFireX™ / NVIDIA SLI technology * The PCIEX16_1/PCIEX16_2 slots operate at up to x8 mode when 3-Way AMD CrossFireX™/NVIDIA SLI is enabled.
2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0/SATA3 1) supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2 2~SATA2 5) supporting up to 4 SATA 3Gb/s devices
Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10 * When a RAID set is built across the SATA 6Gb/s and SATA 3Gb/s channels, the system performance of the RAID set may vary depending on the devices being connected.
2 x Marvell 88SE9172 chips:
2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (GSATA3 6/GSATA3 7) supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s connectors (eSATA/USB Combo) on the back panel supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices
Support for RAID 0 and RAID 1
Up to 14 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (8 ports on the back panel, including 2 eSATA/USB Combo, 6 ports available through the internal USB headers)
2 x Fresco FL1009 chips:
Up to 4 USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU fan header
4 x fan headers
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x S/PDIF Out header
3 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
Back Panel Connectors
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x CPU overclocking button
1 x BIOS switch button
1 x Clear CMOS button
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
2 x eSATA/USB Combo connectors
1 x RJ-45 port
5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Side Speaker Out, Line In/Mic In, Line Out)
iTE IT8728 chip
System voltage detection
CPU/System temperature detection
CPU/System fan speed detection
CPU overheating warning
CPU/System fan fail warning
CPU/System fan speed control * Whether the CPU/system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU/system cooler you install.
2 x 64 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI EFI BIOS
Support for DualBIOS™
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.6, ACPI 2.0a
Support for @BIOS
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress BIOS Rescue
Support for Download Center
Support for Xpress Install
Support for Xpress Recovery2
Support for EasyTune * Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.
Support for Smart 6™
Support for eXtreme Hard Drive (X.H.D)
Support for ON/OFF Charge
Support for Cloud OC
Support for 3TB+ Unlock
Support for TouchBIOS
Support for Q-Share
Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Support for Microsoft® Windows 7/Vista/XP
E-ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 26.4cm
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