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Gold Award for G1.Assassin from Overclock3D


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Gold Award for G1.Assassin from Overclock3D
« on: March 04, 2011, 02:52:53 pm »
"(...) Packaging is absolutely superb. Gigabyte have taken the Military theme and really run with it. From the ammo box look of the outside, to the MARPAT style box it really builds up anticipation for the board itself. Even the accessories package is fantastic and whilst we personally wouldn't put fake bullet holes on our cases, we understand many can't wait to do so.

Of course it would all be for nought of the board itself was a plain affair, but the design of the heatsinks is spectacular. We can't recall such a holistic design carried even to the heatsinks. Normally companies stick with a colour-scheme at most, but Gigabyte have gone all out and get the deserved plaudits.

We could almost stop there because we know there are many who buy things purely for the aesthetics, but the G1.Assassin isn't all show and no go. No siree Bob.

At stock it's pretty much what we'd expect. There or thereabouts with the rest of the X58 boards. Hence us wanting to try something different. Overclocking was a joy and we managed to obtain the highest overclock we've seen out of our Core i7-980X CPU. The i7-950 managed to overclock to the same high level as we've seen from other premium boards, and the Gigabyte handled them all with aplomb.(...)

We saw as close to 100% scaling as you're ever likely to see in our gaming tests, and if that doesn't cock your pistol we can't imagine what will. That's without mentioning the KillerNIC, the Creative chip, the multiple SATA3 and USB3.0 ports, 16 phase power circuitry. Really the list of features is near endless.(...)

This is about owning the absolute best, no compromises, right now. (...)

We only wish more companies would put the same amount of effort into giving us a product which not only looks good but performs well."

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« Last Edit: March 04, 2011, 03:01:28 pm by runn3R »
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Re: Gold Award for G1.Assassin from Overclock3D
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2011, 03:22:44 pm »
I have the same MOBO and CPU combination.
Unfortunately, any changes ot my BIOS for an overclock attempt leads to system halt and reset to original BIOS settings on restart.
EasyTune 6 has teh same result.
1. What were teh actual BIOS settings you used for teh overclocking
2. How can I stop my BIOS from resetting after detecting an attempt to change voltages etc and attempt OC'ing



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Re: Gold Award for G1.Assassin from Overclock3D
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2011, 04:33:05 pm »
Hi and welcome.

Try just using one stick of memory until everything is stable.

Check all the timings and voltages too.

Remove all the bundled Gigabyte software before starting to overclock.

See if there is a newer BIOS version available for your motherboard.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2011, 04:34:05 pm by Dark Mantis »
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Re: Gold Award for G1.Assassin from Overclock3D
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 08:38:54 am »
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