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Gigabyte has optimised their 300-series motherboards for Intel 9000 series processors

All 300-series chipset motherboards will support Intel 9000 series processors

Gigabyte has optimised their 300-series motherboards for Intel 9000 series processors

Gigabyte has optimised their 300-series motherboards for Intel 9000 series processors

Hot on the heels of MSI, Gigabyte has confirmed that all of their 300-series Intel motherboards now support Intel's upcoming 9000 series processors, with each board requiring a BIOS update to enable 9th generation functionality. 

Intel's upcoming 9000, series processors are rumours to offer up to eight processing cores and sixteen threads, upping Intel's maximum consumer core counts from six/twelve cores/threads to eight/sixteen cores/threads. Intel 9000 series enabled BIOS files are now available from Gigabyte's website. 

Gigabyte has one-upped MSI and has released Intel 9000-series enabled BIOS files for all of their Intel 300-series motherboards, allowing 9000 series processors to be supported on chipsets that range fo H310 to Z370. Gigabyte is also expected to release Z390 series motherboards in the near future. 
 

     GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, announced the release of new BIOS updates which provide support for the highly-anticipated Intel 9000 processors. GIGABYTE’s engineering teams have developed BIOS updates for the Z370, H370, B360, H310 motherboards to provide the best support for Intel’s next-gen CPUs. The newest BIOS updates are now available on the official GIGABYTE website for users to download and upgrade their systems. The complete lineup of motherboards and their corresponding download links are listed below (Link here):

Gigabyte has optimised their 300-series motherboards for Intel 9000 series processors

These updates will allow Intel motherboards to support future processors without the need for a full platform upgrade, likely making this the greatest generational leap ever seen on an Intel platform without the need for both a processor and mainboard switch. A 33% increase in core count isn't bad for a single product generation, doubling Intel's maximum core count on LGA 1151 in less than two years. 

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03-08-2018, 12:21:57

NeverBackDown
Good stuff. Finally Intel does it correctly.Quote

03-08-2018, 13:05:53

Dicehunter
I bet they will only support the 8 core 8 thread CPU's at the most and lock the 8 core 16 thread CPU to Z390.Quote

03-08-2018, 13:48:04

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Good stuff. Finally Intel does it correctly.
I would strongly suspect this is not voluntary and they had absolutely no choice at all in the matter.

Sly b*****ds.Quote

03-08-2018, 13:48:52

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
I would strongly suspect this is not voluntary and they had absolutely no choice at all in the matter.

Sly b*****ds.
There'll be a catch somewhere like less performance on a Z370 board or something.Quote

03-08-2018, 17:18:09

demonking
The key word here is "support". Support does not mean full functionality. We will have to wait and see.Quote
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