The TPM is a discrete cryptographic processor attached to a daughter board which plugs into the motherboard. The TPM securely stores your cryptographic key which can be created with encryption software such as Windows BitLocker. Without this key, the contents of the user's PC will remain encrypted and safe from unauthorized access.
This means that when using a TPM, the data on our PC will be safe not only from external software threats, but also physical theft. The GIGABYTE TPM GC-TPM 2.0 features the SLB9665, an advanced 2048-bit cryptographic processor by Infineon®. The SLB9665 by Infineon processor meets all the latest industry standards including TPM 2.0 as well as Common Criteria (EAL4+).
This processor creates a military-grade encryption key that allows the use to encrypt your hard drive with Windows BitLocker, and also verify your identity online for tasks like online banking.
The GC-TPM2.0_S is compatible with GIGABYTE motherboards of that include a TPM header on below:
Z390 series, H370 series, B360 series, H310 (2.0) series, X299-series, Z370-series
C246 series including C246-WU4, C246M-WU4, C246N-WU2
C621 series including C621-SD8, C621-SU8, C621-WD12, C621-WD12-IPMI
X399-series, X470 series, B450 series, X370 series, B350 series
* supported status may vary depending on motherboard specifications
* Support for Windows 7 64-bits, Windows 8.1 32/64-bits, Windows 10 64-bit