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Gigabyte BIOS update adds support for Broadwell-E

Posted on Thursday, January 28 2016 @ 13:52:24 CET by


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TweakTown noticed Gigabyte has rolled out a F20 BIOS for its X99-SOC Force motherboard, this update adds supported for Intel's yet-to-be-released Broadwell-E processors. Broadwell-E is expected to be launched in Q2 2016 and the fact that this BIOS already supports it confirms the launch isn't that far away.
GIGABYTE released BIOS F20 on 1/12/2106 for its entire X99 lineup, which supports a mysterious "2016 Q2 coming new CPU," as quoted from the website. Looking at Intel's roadmap for 2016, the next upcoming X99 CPUs will be based on the Broadwell-E microarchitecture, which has been highly anticipated by those who want 14nm on Intel's high-end platform. GIGABYTE's posting of this new BIOS reaffirms rumors and claims that current X99 motherboards will support Broadwell-E CPUs.




 



 

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