Gigabyte G1 Assassin Review

Far Cry 2 and Metro 2033

Gigabyte G1 Assassin

Far Cry 2

When we recently returned Far Cry 2 to the benchmarking fold we've found it surprisingly tough on systems, as you can see from the lack of difference between the different cards on offer. One setup clearly dominates the proceedings yet again and it's no surprise it's the monster that is our SLI rig. The SLI scaling is almost 100% (about 99.99%) showing what a beast the Gigabyte board is. No matter what you put in it it wont be a limiting factor.

Metro 2033

We've often mentioned Metro 2033 as being a curious twin of Far Cry 2. Rather than rely on brute horsepower to get the job done it takes advantage of every DirectX tweak in the book. Once again the Assassin gives us 100% scaling between the two GTX580s. If you want to go SLI, there clearly is a new King in town.

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Most Recent Comments

21-02-2011, 11:36:35

Great review, nice to see x58 stuff. I'm sick to death of seeing sandy bridge reviews and all its problems. Not sure about the price though seen it on various sites for around £450. Looking forward to seeing reviews of the cheaper Sniper & Guerilla boards.

Love the Assassin build videos watched them all multiple timesQuote

21-02-2011, 11:44:26

The board is immense so the price fits it quite right. I would have anything against if it would be cheaper so I could replace my ep43 ds3l with it Quote

21-02-2011, 13:08:51

i was looking forward to this review fella, and you didn't let us down - that board is a beastQuote

21-02-2011, 13:41:52

Looks fantastic.

As for P67, it's still a viable option for noobs, I hope. Especially if we don't use the S2 ports.Quote

21-02-2011, 13:44:39

Silly Magazine heatsink (IMHO) or not, this board is indeed a beast and well worth the money, if you can afford it

I missed out on X58 and went strait from 775 and P45 to P67 and 1155 but if I hadn't done that I probably would have gone for this board.Quote

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