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GIGABYTE X99, Z97 and H97 Series Motherboards Ready for New Intel® 750 Series PCIe SSDs
The First Intel PCIe NVMe SSDs Deliver Exceptional Performance for the Gaming Enthusiast and Content Creator
2015/04/03

Taipei, Taiwan, April 3rd, 2015 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is proud to announce its complete lineup of motherboards build around the Intel® X99 and 9 Series chipsets is compatible with the recently released 750 Series PCIe SSD drive from Intel®. The new drives will be available in 400GB and 1.2TB capacities and are expected to deliver performance of up to 2.4/1.2 GB/s sequential read/write speeds and up to 440/290k random IOPs, thus making them the highest performing Intel Client SSD. GIGABYTE’s X99 and 9 Series motherboards are able to take full advantage of the fast transfer speeds of this exciting new storage solution from Intel.

750 Series PCIe SSDs by Intel®
Built for enthusiast gamers and workstations, the new 750 Series SSDs are the first consumer oriented PCIe drives by Intel®. Using PCIe Gen3 x 4 lanes with the latest and fastest NVMe controller interface, Intel’s storage solution features a level of performance never achieved by regular SSDs, which are limited by their SATA connection and old AHCI protocol. Compared to the SATA 3 interface which can technically reach up to 6Gb/s, the PCIe Gen 3 interface is considerably faster as it provides up to 8Gb/s per lane, thereby allowing 32Gb/s of total available bandwidth for the x4 PCIe SSDs.
In real life operation, this means the 750 Series PCIe SSDs are ideal for solving bandwidth critical applications, users’ operating systems and everyday files that need to be quickly accessed. This unprecedented response time also means faster loading of games and a better overall gaming experience. When compared to SATA SSDs in a video creation scenario, the 750 Series SSD from Intel® are able to achieve a smooth 24 FPS while editing two 4K videos side by side in Adobe Speedgrade CS6, truly bringing the power of the platform to the user.


SATA SSD, One 4K UHD Video : 17 FPS


750 PCIe NVMe SSD, Two 4K UHD Videos (simultaneous): 24FPS
Source: Intel®

Current GIGABYTE X99 motherboards are already compatible with the new Intel® 750 Series PCIe SSDs. For GIGABYTE 9 Series motherboards, updates are already available for download on the official GIGABYTE website. Motherboards can also be updated by using the @BIOS utility available in the App Center.


 
NVME Compatible GIGABYTE X99, Z97, H97 Motherboards and BIOS
X99 BIOS Ver. X99 BIOS Ver.
X99P-SLI F1 X99-SLI F1
X99-Gaming 5 F8 X99-UD4 F12
X99-Gaming 7 WIFI F7 X99-UD5 WIFI F9
X99-Gaming G1 WIFI F9 X99-UD7 WIFI F8
X99M-Gaming 5 F3 X99-Gaming 5P F1
X99-SOC Champion F3 X99-UD3P F1
X99-SOC Force F6 X99-UD4P F1
X99-UD3 F6    
Z97 BIOS Ver. Z97 BIOS Ver.
GA-Z97X-UD7 TH F5d GA-Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK F7a
GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK F7g GA-Z97X-Gaming G1 F8b
GA-Z97X-UD5H F9f GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 F7k
GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK F7e GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 F6e
GA-Z97X-UD3H F8e GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 F6h
GA-Z97X-SOC Force LN2 F3c GA-Z97P-D3 F7a
GA-Z97X-SOC Force F7e GA-Z97N-WIFI F5
GA-Z97X-SOC F6d GA-Z97N-Gaming 5 F4e
GA-Z97X-SLI F8a GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 F5c
GA-Z97X-Gaming GT F6d GA-Z97M-DS3H F6c
NVME Compatible GIGABYTE X99, Z97, H97 Motherboards and BIOS
Z97 BIOS Ver. Z97 BIOS Ver.
GA-Z97M-D3H F6 GA-Z97-D3H F8f
GA-Z97-HD3P F3c G1.Sniper Z97 F7e
GA-Z97-HD3 F7 G1.Sniper Z6 F6d
H97 BIOS Ver. H97 BIOS Ver.
GA-H97N F2 GA-H97M-Gaming 3 F4c
GA-H97-HD3 F7a GA-H97M-DS3P F5c
GA-H97M-HD3 F6 GA-H97-Gaming 3 F6e
GA-H97M-D3H F6a GA-H97-DS3H F3c
GA-H97N-WIFI F6a GA-H97-D3H F6f
GA-H97M-D3HP F2a G1.Sniper H6 F6d

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http://www.gigabyte.com/products/main.aspx?s=42