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 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.