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Gigabyte supports Thunderbolt 3

by on26 October 2015

On select motherboards

Motherboard maker Gigabyte is rolling out a new firmware update to enable Thunderbolt 3 support on select motherboards.

Gigabyte’s GA-Z170X-Gaming G1, GA-Z170X-Gaming GT, and GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboards have received Thunderbolt 3 certification from Intel.


In the past, these boards were limited to Thunderbolt 2 and could do just 20 Gb/s bandwidth with the wind behind it and going downhill. 

After the new firmware update, these motherboards will be capable of delivering the full 40 Gb/s bandwidth offered by the Thunderbolt 3.

Thunderbolt 3 is available over the USB Type-C connector on Gigabyte’s motherboards and comes with support for DisplayPort 1.2 which can run 4K monitors at 60 fps.

If you own one of these motherboards, you should visit the Gigabyte support website and download the latest available BIOS 


Last modified on 26 October 2015
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