Computex 2015 - GIGABYTE 100 Series Motherboards First Adopter of New Intel USB 3.1 Premium Controller

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If you’ve been wondering if Intel’s new 100 series chipset will have native support for USB 3.1, GIGABYTE answered that question today. The company announced that their 100 series chipset motherboards will be the world’s first to support the new Intel USB 3.1 premium I/O controller. Here is the news release we were sent today explaining the details.

GIGABYTE 100 Series Motherboards World’s First Adopter of New Intel® USB 3.1 Premium I/O Controller

Bringing USB Type-C™ Connectivity and Compatibility with, DisplayPort 1.2,Extreme USB 3.1 and later this year, Thunderbolt™ 3

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is proud to announce that its 100 Series of motherboards is the world’s first to feature the new Intel® USB 3.1 premium I/O controller onboard, for the best I/O solution over Type-C™ connector. The new Intel® 6th Gen. Core™ processor ready motherboards from GIGABYTE supports Intel® USB 3.1 premium I/O controller to offer more protocol compatibility than any other I/O controller, such as USB 3.1, and in the future, DisplayPort 1.2 connectivity and Thunderbolt™ 3. All of this is achieved over the new popular reversible Type-C™ connector, making connectivity widely compatible.

Intel® USB 3.1 Controller for Fast Transfer Support

Using PCIe Gen.3 x4 lanes from the chipset and Display connectivity from the processor, the USB 3.1 controller from Intel is capable of delivering a total bandwidth of 40 Gb/s. When configured to handle dual USB 3.1 connectivity either through the Type-C or Type-A connector, this means the USB 3.1 controller can deliver true simultaneous and uninterrupted 10 Gb/s bandwidth over both ports, making GIGABYTE motherboards the best USB 3.1 solution.

Type-C™ Connector Reversible, Powerful and Versatile

More devices are now featuring the new Type-C™ connector, quickly making this a very popular solution for external storage mounting, monitor connectivity or even mobile device charging and connectivity. Featured on the soon to be released next generation of motherboards from GIGABYTE, the 100 Series, the new Type-C™ connector can be configured to support USB 3.1, which offers 10Gb/s transfer speeds and backward compatibility to USB 2.0 and 3.0 devices; future Thunderbolt™ 3 support, capable of handling ultrafast 40Gb/s transfer speed over a single wire for daisy chaining of up to 12 Thunderbolt devices as well as dual DisplayPort 1.2 capable 4K/60P monitors simultaneously. To simplify the user’s life, the USB Type-C™ is also a reversible connector, an undeniable advantage when it comes to plugging in your devices to the back of your PC where visibility and ease of access is often limited. To top it all off, the controller supports USB Power Delivery 2.0, so that the USB Type-C can be used to power/charge your next generation devices such as Notebooks or Tablets.

For more details regarding the GIGABYTE motherboards, please go to:

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

Dino DeCesari (Lvcoyote)

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