GIGABYTE announces world's first Thunderbolt 3 X99 motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-X99P-SLI motherboard is the first X99 chipset motherboard to be certified to support Thunderbolt 3

By Press Release | Published 14 Apr 2016 17:23 IST
HIGHLIGHTS
  • GIGABYTE GA-X99P-SLI motherboard is the first X99 chipset motherboard to be certified to support Thunderbolt 3.

GIGABYTE announces world's first Thunderbolt 3 X99 motherboard
GIGABYTE announces world's first Thunderbolt 3 X99 motherboard

GIGABYTE has announced the addition of Intel Thunderbolt 3 ports to their X99 chipset motherboard series after launching world's first Thunderbolt 3 motherboard that we reviewed recently. The GIGABYTE GA-X99P-SLI motherboard is the first X99 chipset motherboard to be certified to support Thunderbolt 3, enabling users to connect up to 6 monitors. Being the X99 line lacking of GPU integrated into the CPU of the controller, Thunderbolt 3 needs to be connected to a discrete graphics card for which GIGABYTE has made arrangements and also bundled the necessary cable.   

You can read the full press release below: 

GIGABYTE Gets World’s First Intel® Thunderbolt™3 Certified X99 Motherboard
The power of HEDT meets Thunderbolt to create the ultimate enthusiast’s PC

Taipei, Taiwan, April 14, 2016 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is pleased to announce that its support for Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 has further expanded with the certification of the Ultra Durable™ GA-X99P-SLI motherboard. The GIGABYTE GA-X99P-SLI motherboard is the world’s first X99 motherboard to be certified to support Thunderbolt™ 3. This gives enthusiasts that need the tried-and-true horsepower and reliability of the X99 chipset access to the world’s fastest connectivity protocol. Powered by Intel’s own Thunderbolt 3 controller, the new Thunderbolt™ 3 protocol is available over a USB Type-C™ connector on the back I/O of select GIGABYTE motherboards including the GA-X99P-SLI.Bringing an unprecedented single-wire bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s -- twice more than the previous generation!

 

Support for Thunderbolt™ 3 on the GIGABYTE GA-X99P-SLI motherboard opens up a world of possibilities for enthusiasts or professionals using the X99 chipset. With the unmatched bandwidth that Thunderbolt™ 3 provides, enthusiasts can use new devices such as discrete GPU boxes, external quad M.2 drives, or U.2 expansion drives. 

One of the main advantages of Thunderbolt™ 3 is its ability to carry a video signal, but as X99 platforms don’t have a GPU integrated in the CPU, the Thunderbolt controller needs to link with a discrete graphics card. In order to solve this conundrum, GIGABTYE designed the GA-X99P-SLI with a DisplayPort input on the back I/O allowing users to pair their system to a monitor with a Type-C connector (the required cables to connect the graphics card to Thunderbolt controller are bundled with the board). With a single wire, users can now daisy-chain up to 6 devices via Thunderbolt 3, including a monitor with all the GPU power from the discrete graphics card to display high frame rate games at max settings or render 3D models in a flash.

Thunderbolt 3 support for the X99P-SLI is available now. Users interested in enabling support can use the link below to download an update for their motherboard’s BIOS. 

 

Press Release
Press Release

Email Email Press Release

Tags:
gigabyte gigabyte-motherboard thunderbolt-3 thunderbolt-3-motherboard gigabyte-thunderbolt-3-motherboard
Advertisements

Trending Articles

Advertisements

LATEST ARTICLES View All

Advertisements
hot deals amazon
XPG ADATA SX8200 Pro 3D NAND 256GB Solid State Drive - ASX8200PNP-256GT-C
XPG ADATA SX8200 Pro 3D NAND 256GB Solid State Drive - ASX8200PNP-256GT-C
₹ 8234 | $hotDeals->merchant_name
SP Silicon Power 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 R/W up to 3,400/3,000MB/s SSD (SU001TBP34A80M28AB)
SP Silicon Power 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 R/W up to 3,400/3,000MB/s SSD (SU001TBP34A80M28AB)
₹ 14034 | $hotDeals->merchant_name
ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 27-inch Gaming LED Backlit Computer Monitor
ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 27-inch Gaming LED Backlit Computer Monitor
₹ 82299 | $hotDeals->merchant_name
Acer America Predator 27 Inches WQHD IPS NVIDIA 2560X1440 2K 144 Hz G-Sync Gaming Monitor
Acer America Predator 27 Inches WQHD IPS NVIDIA 2560X1440 2K 144 Hz G-Sync Gaming Monitor
₹ 46990 | $hotDeals->merchant_name
AOC C27G1 27" Curved Frameless Gaming Monitor
AOC C27G1 27" Curved Frameless Gaming Monitor
₹ 25500 | $hotDeals->merchant_name