CES 2011: GIGABYTE Intros G1 Killer Line of Motherboards - HotHardware
CES 2011: GIGABYTE Intros G1 Killer Line of Motherboards

CES 2011: GIGABYTE Intros G1 Killer Line of Motherboards

We just spent some time at an event hosted by enthusiast favorite GIGABYTE, at which the company showed off an array of high-end motherboards targeted squarely at hardcore gamers. GIGABYTE’s G1 Killer line of motherboards as they are known sport a number of features and aesthetic touches that not only set them apart from more generic boards, but address specific wants of many gamers.

 

 
The GIGABYTE G1.Assassin, G1 Sniper, and G1.Guerrilla. And Mat With A Gaggle of Hotties.

The G1 Killer line of boards will initially consist of three X58-Express based products for Socket 1366 Intel Core i7 processors. The boards sport a black and green color scheme meant to conjure images of military equipment, with heatsinks that are designed to look the clip and barrel of an assault rifle. In addition to the unique aesthetics, integrated Creative Labs X-Fi 20k2 audio processors provide high-end integrated audio. And integrated Killer 2100 network controllers provide better ping times and throughput than other el-cheapo integrated NICs. Other accoutrements include a ton of USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, amplified front panel audio outputs, and easy 1-touch overclocking controls, among numerous other features.

We hope to have some G1 Killer boards in house soon and will give you the full scoop as soon as we can.

And in case you’re wondering, all of those women chased Mat down to take the pic above—the guy is a total chick magnet.

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Another rehash of an outdated socket,CPU,and chipset.

Waiting for Intel to release Sandy Bridge E the replacement for the LGA1366 socket in the X58 motherboards.

SB-E has 40 PCI-E 3.0 lanes on chip (enough for two GPUs x16 and a raid card x8).

The Sandy Bridge-E will have socket LGA2011

According to sources the E platform will have no less than four DDR3 memory channels.

It may arrive with the long awaited X68 chipset and ICH 11

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SmogHog:
Waiting for Intel to release Sandy Bridge E
SmogHog:
It may arrive with the long awaited X68 chipset and ICH 11
SmogHog:
the E platform will have no less than four DDR3 memory channels
SmogHog:
SB-E has 40 PCI-E 3.0 lanes on chip

Sounds good, but future talk always does sound good. What will there be available ten years from now? 20?

At least Sandy Bridge is released now and is showing some good numbers in the testing being published.

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That's one killer motherboard, love the heat pipe design. And those are some Killer babes, Mat you lucky Dawg!!

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Hot babes in camouflage!Stick out tongue Can we get a bench test?

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Super Dave:
Hot babes in camouflage!Stick out tongue Can we get a bench test?

Sandy Babes?

 

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Super Dave:

Hot babes in camouflage!Stick out tongue Can we get a bench test?

 That is really one Bad A__  looking motherboard and the chicks look pretty dang good to! Like to see a reveiw on both! LOL Guess have to ask Matt. Maybe I didnt read something but what is that thing on the board that looks like a gun clip from a assault rifle! Or am I seeing things? If the board performs like it looks that would be killer!Stick out tongue Guess I need to get my tongue back in my mouth! LOL

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amdcrankitup:
That is really one Bad A__  looking motherboard

I guess it's not just good enough to use military grade components when they build them anymore. So making it look like a weapon sells more stock these days.

I read reviews all of the time online where they actually knock points off for how the product looks! WHAT? It's inside of a BOX for gods sake.

I'm all for a clean look. An uncluttered look too. But gun clips and rifle barrels don't do it for me unless they're on one of my guns.

Better technology that works better is what sells me.

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What's the difference between the Sniper and the Assassin boards? They both look to have the same PCI Express slots and feature sets. At least the Gorrilla Board has 4 PCI Express slots, That would make it an interesting board if all 4 ran at 16x speed.

Just my 2 cents worth.

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Blazer:

 At least the Gorrilla Board has 4 PCI Express slots,

Actually, The Second Pic is The Assasin and not the Guerilla, HH will fix that soon.

 

Blazer:

What's the difference between the Sniper and the Assassin boards?

The Assassin and The Sniper both have Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Audio Processor (20K2) as well as a headphone amplifier and four additional amplifiers for the center/subwoofer, rear speaker, side surround and line out.

The Guerilla , which is the cheapest, has Creative X-Fi software solution, not hardware.

 

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@Blazer

I think the Assassin is an E-ATX board.

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Blazer:
That would make it an interesting board if all 4 ran at 16x speed

Now that they're released, I read that the four PCI-E slots run two at X16 and the other two at X8 speeds. (pretty respectable)

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Looks like jungle! :) Love the mag there ;)

And as always mat gets the girls! Dave, Marco step up the game!!! :)

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Inspector:
And as always mat gets the girls! Dave, Marco step up the game!!! :)

Two married guys are just there to look at technology silly!

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It's fun to see mobos turn into aesthetic designs. They have always been so utilitarian- rightfully so, but the design and other aspects give a whole new dimension to designing a build- especially one with display windows. Really neat stuff.

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Am going to be looking forward in hearing from you guys and getting the scoop when you can get your hands on them and letting us know more,

the boards look pretty good, and the babes look even better.

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