GIGABYTE Expands Intel Thunderbolt 3 Support To Select Motherboards
GIGABYTE has announced that it’s rolling out a new firmware update to expand its support for Intel Thunderbolt 3 to select motherboards.
The latest GIGABYTE motherboards to receive Thunderbolt 3 certification from Intel include the GA-Z170X-Gaming G1, GA-Z170X-Gaming GT, and GA-Z170X-Gaming 7. The new firmware update enables these boards to deliver an unprecedented single-wire bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s — twice more than the previous generation!
Thunderbolt 3 is available over the USB Type-C connector on the back I/O of select motherboards, and offers support for DisplayPort 1.2, which is able to drive a 4K resolution display at 60 FPS.
Users who wish to upgrade their motherboard can download the updated firmware from GIGABYTE’s website. Once the user installs the updated firmware, Thunderbolt 3 support will be enabled on the motherboard.