Author: Bob Buskirk
- The BIOS
- Testing Procedures
- Testing - CPU Testing
- Testing - System & Memory Testing
- Testing - Video Testing
- Testing - Gaming
- Final Thoughts
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!
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.