GIGABYTE today at a press event at CES announced their latest line of dedicated gaming motherboards designated the G1-Killer series, consisting of the G1.Assassin, G1.Sniper and G1.Guerrilla.
Based on the Intel X58 chipset and featuring several onboard solutions from Creative and Bigfoot Networks, as well as quite a few new and exclusive GIGABYTE features, the GIGABYTE G1-Killer series motherboards are designed strictly for serious gamers.
- 4-way CrossFireX and 3-way SLI Support
- Onboard Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Digital Audio Processor
- X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity
- EAX Advanced HD 5.0
- Dolby Digital Live
- DTS Connect
DTS Connect enhances your entertainment experience using your home theater's Audio/Video Receiver. DTS Connect is comprised of two DTS technologies including DTS Neo: PC which takes 2-channel (stereo) audio and transforms it into a matrix of your speaker layout (up to 7.1 channels) and DTS Interactive which encodes digital audio sources into DTS Digital Surround, which can then stream out to your Audio/Video Receiver using a S/PDIF connection.
- Built-in Front Audio Headphone Amplifier
The GIGABYTE G1-Killer series utilize a high capacity amplifier which is able to drive 150Ω loads, allowing gamers to enjoy a fuller range of dynamic sound with crisper details and less distortion when using high quality professional headphones. The amplifier also features wide band-width, low noise, high slew rate and low distortion. In addition, GIGABYTE has equipped the G1-Killer motherboards with 4 additional amplifiers onboard for the center/sub woofer, rear speaker, side surround and line out.
- Nichicon High-end Audio Capacitors
- Onboard Bigfoot Networks Killer E2100 Game Networking Platform
GIGABYTE is addressing online gaming network lag issues by implementing the Bigfoot Networks Killer E2100 Game Networking Platform directly onboard the G1-Killer series motherboards.
- Killer E2100 Dedicated NPU
Dedicated Network Processing Unit (NPU) with 1GB of dedicated DDR2 memory helps offload network traffic from the CPU, freeing it up to do other important computing tasks.
- Game Networking DNA
Bigfoot Network?s exclusive Game Networking DNA software offloads gaming data directly to the NPU by bypassing the Windows Network Stack, delivering tremendous speed benefits which allow you to move quicker, shoot faster and win bigger.
- Up to 10X Faster
Whether you?re playing MMOs or first-person shooters, the Bigfoot Networks Killer E2100 game networking platform delivers up to 10X faster networking performance
- Killer Network Manager
Built from the ground up to give speed, intelligence and control over online game data, the Killer Network Manager shows the health and performance of the G1-Killer series motherboards, and gives gamers the controls to optimize it.
- Killer Network Manager?s Applications Tab uses Bigfoot Network?s exclusive Visual Bandwidth Control Technology
To enable users to see how much bandwidth they?re using and what applications are using it. Bigfoot?s Advanced Game Detect technology will keep the current game at top priority and give it all the bandwidth it needs while users continue to download.
Front Access Control Panel
Quick access to 2 USB 3.0 ports and Power eSATA. The Front Access Control Panel also features a Quick Boost button that allows gamers to instantaneously overclock their system with a single press of a button.
- SATA 3.0 (6Gbps) and USB 3.0 and 3x USB Power
USB 3.0 for up to 4 ports (2 front panel, 2 back panel), SATA Revision 3.0 (6Gbps) technologies from Marvell, and a 3x USB power boost on all USB ports for the most power hungry USB devices.
- Locked and Loaded Heatpipe Design
- 5 Smart Fan Connectors
- GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3
- Maximum CPU Power Delivery
- Dual CPU Power
- GIGABYTE DualBIOS with 3TB+ HDD Support
GIGABYTE DualBIOS is a patented technology that automatically recovers BIOS data when the main BIOS has crashed or failed. Featuring 2 physical BIOS ROMs integrated onboard, GIGABYTE DualBIOS allows quick recovery from BIOS damage or failure due to viruses or improper BIOS updating. In addition, GIGABYTE DualBIOS now supports booting from hard drives that are 3TB (terabytes) or more without the need for partitioning, and effectively provides future-proofing for higher volume single drive data storage.