This year at CES, one of the biggest announcements was Gigabyte unveiling their G1-Killer Series motherboards. This new series of motherboards has gamers in mind with a Killer E2100 Dedicated network processing unit and Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Digital Audio Processor (20K2) on the motherboard itself! No need to go out and buy a Killer NIC or a dedicated sound card. These are the two features that stand out on the motherboard the most, but there are a quite a few others. Did I also mention this motherboard has an ammo clip on it? Read on to check it out!
Special thanks to Gigabyte for providing us with the G1 Assassin Intel X58 Motherboard to review.
You are going to see an whole military / army theme throughout this entire review. That theme starts with the retail box, which is made to look like an ammo box. On the front there are is a G1 Killer logo and some other emblems. On the back Gigabyte goes in to more detail on the features of the board.
Inside of the outer box is another box with a camoflouge design on it. If you open the box up there is a another box inside with the motherboard in it.
There is a lot of accessories that come with this motherboard. The first thing is a front panel, which has two USB 3.0 ports, a eSATA/USB port and an OC button. Other accessories include a CrossFireX bridge, SLI bridge, two sets of SATA cables, I/O shield, utility CD, users guide, stickers, and a poster.