BIOS Update for 6 Series Gigabyte Motherboards Enables Support for PCI-E 3.0

A BIOS update for previously released Gigabyte motherboards enables support for the PCI-E 3.0 spec. According to Gigabyte, the update allows 6 series motherboards to have the bandwidth of that of PCI-E 3.0. This could be because the initial designs of these boards took into account the PCI-E 3.0 PHY specification. The following is stated at Gigabyte’s website:

…[Gigabyte] a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and computing hardware solutions today announced their entire range of 6 series motherboards are ready to support the next generation Intel 22nm CPUs (LGA1155 Socket) as well as offer native support for PCI Express Gen. 3 technology, delivering maximum data bandwidth for future discrete graphics cards.

Wanting to provide maximum upgradeability to customers, GIGABYTE has enabled native support for PCI Express Gen. 3 across the entire range of GIGABYTE 6 series motherboards, including the recently launched G1.Sniper 2 motherboard, when paired with Intel’s next generation 22nm CPUs. By installing the latest BIOS for their 6 series motherboards today, users can be assured they are ready to take advantage of all the performance enhancements tomorrow’s technologies have to offer.

So, if you have a Gigabyte 6 series motherboard purchased in the last few months, head on over to the source and upgrade your BIOS for native PCI-E 3.0 support.