GIGABYTE G1 Assassin X58 Motherboard Review

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Rightmark Audio Analyzer

RightMark Audio Analyzer

The RightMark Audio Analyzer suite is designed for testing quality of analog and digital paths of any audio devices, be it a sound card, an MP3 player, a consumer CD/DVD player or an acoustic set. The results are obtained by playing and recording test signals passed through the tested audio path by means of frequency analysis algorithms. The latest version of RightMark Audio Analyzer can be found here.

RightMark Audio Analyzer Results


Rightmark Audio Analyzer Comparison Chart

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GIGABYTE G1 Assassin Audio Performance

  • GIGABYTE G1 Assassin- Creative CA20K2 chip
  • Sapphire Pure Black X58 – Realtek ALC892 8-Ch High Definition Audio CODEC
  • BIOSTAR TP67XE – Realtek ALC892 8-Ch High Definition Audio CODEC
  • GIGABYTE P67A-UD4 – Realtek ALC892 8-Ch High Definition Audio CODEC
  • ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme – Realtek ALC892 8-Ch High Definition Audio CODEC
  • MSI P67A-GD65 – Realtek ALC892 8-Ch High Definition Audio CODEC
  • ASUS P8P67 Deluxe – Realtek ALC889 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
  • ASUS P8P67 – Realtek ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
  • ECS P55H-AK – Realtek RTL889 8-Ch High Definition audio CODEC

The GIGABYTE G1 Assassin has an onboard Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Digital Audio Processor (20K2) with X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity and EAX AHD 5.0 Technologies. In Rightmark Audio Analyzer we can see that GIGABYTE G1 Assassin has a significant improvement in several of the tests over Realtek ALC 892 HD Audio Codec used in just about all of our boards. The noise level, dB (A) and Dynamic range , dB (A) saw an improvement of 15% and the Stereo crosstalk, dB saw an improvement of 14.5%.

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