Respected power user Sin0822 has once again turned his attention to our new X79 platform with a review of our GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2 board. As you’d expect from a Sin0822 review, it’s very detailed and covers just every aspect of the board including details on pretty much every chip we used. There’s also advice on how to achieve a good overclock, as well as some proof that Sin can handle himself in the 3D gaming realm and is well placed as a reviewer of high-end gaming offering. Here’s a sample of what he has to say:
“The G1 Assassin 2 is a 3rd generation G1 Killer. It’s a gaming board, but the best of the best gaming boards. Sure other boards might have some overclocking features like buttons, voltage read points, and cool sub-zero temp meters but what gamer is ever going to use those while gaming? I am not saying that this board doesn’t overclock, it in fact does overclock great, but it is more geared towards gamers and thus you only pay for gaming features.
"Shouldn't a gaming board be reviewed by someone who actually games?", some have asked. Many might not know this, but I do in fact play some computer games, and I can show off a bit below. In the end this board is now in my 24/7 rig displacing the Sniper 2 into my second rig, and I really don’t game with anything other than a G1 series board. There is a reason to this, because I have my 24/7 computer on 24/7, it doesn’t sleep, it miss a beat either, it just runs. I feed it electricity, and yet I depend on it to do everything. I must say though that nice audio allows me to hear around corners, as I can hear footsteps and that is one of the biggest advantages to a G1 board. Of course a top-notch sound card can do the same, but I never bought a sound card after my Audigy2 ZS.”
More on the G1.Assassin 2 can be found here.