LGA1366's Last Stand: Gordon Evaluates Intel's Smack Over 2 and Gigabyte's G1 Assassin

Alan Fackler

Yes, the sun may be setting on LGA1366, but if you want lots of cores and you want them from Intel or you want full tilt PCI-E slots, the veteran LGA1366 socket is your ticket. Maximum PC's Gordon Mah Ung gives you a quick look at Intel's much upgraded DX58SO2 or "Smack Over 2" motherboard and unpacks Gigabyte's mother of all LGA1366 boards: The G1 Assassin XL-ATX board. This board packs hardware we've never seen on a board before and also tilts the price tag to a level we've never seen.

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