At CES 2011, GIGABYTE announced the release of a completely new series of motherboards: the G1.Killer series. The series consists of three different variants: the G1.Assasin, the G1.Sniper, and the G1.Guerilla, all of which utilize the old X58 chipset, while bringing in a set of new features that are not observed in any other modern motherboard. The G1 series motherboards have been designed to deliver maximum performance without depriving the user of the room for creativity. The most definitive features of these motherboards are the built-in high quality audio utilzing the Creative 20K2 chip and the Bigfoot Killer E2100 Network Processing Unit. These features are geared towards the gaming audience, but are not limited to one particular group of users. Without the need to use expansion slots for audio or LAN hardware, users are able to make full use of the provided PCI-E bandwidth to either stock up on GPUs or add additional cards to their liking.
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips