World’s First Intel Thunderbolt 3 C236 Chipset Motherboard is Gigabyte’s X170-EXTREME ECC
Back in October Gigabyte had extended support to Intel Thunderbolt 3 for a selection of their motherboards, and now, they are taking it a step further by bringing us the world’s first Thunderbolt 3 C236 chipset motherboard in the form of their upcoming GA-X170-EXTREME ECC motherboard.
The company announced recently that their support has been extended to include the X170-EXTREME ECC motherboard recently which will become the world’s first C236 chipset board to do so, thanks to the certification from Intel.
Other than having support of the fastest connectivity protocol we have so far, the GA-X170-EXTREME ECC motherboard is compatible with Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 processor as well as DDR4 ECC memory.
In short, this is definitely going to be on the list of high-end desktop system options you would make for yourself primarily because you get as much as 40 Gb/s single wire bandwidth on this one because of the Intel Thunderbolt 3 support.
Powered by Intel’s own Thunderbolt™ 3 controller, the new Thunderbolt™ 3 protocol, which is available over a USB Type-C™ connector on the back I/O of select GIGABYTE motherboards including the GA-X170-EXTREME ECC, brings an unprecedented single-wire bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s — twice more than the previous generation!
Due to the Thunderbolt 3’s support for DisplayPort 1.2, you can expect 4K displays at 60 FPS at 36W power delivery and of course, the ability to connect up to 6 devices per USB Type-C port.
The GA-X170-EXTREME ECC motherboard is yet to be launched which is why we suggest you check back later for more on this.