GIGABYTE Enables 5th Gen Intel Core CPU Support for 9 Series Motherboards

Subject: Motherboards | April 30, 2015 - 10:32 PM |
Tagged: gigabyte, Intel, Broadwell, h97, z97, bios, cpu, processor

GIGABYTE has announced support for the upcoming LGA 1150 variants of Intel's 5th-generation Core (Broadwell) processors for all existing 9-series motherboards via BIOS update.

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The full press release appears below:

City of Industry, California, April 30th, 2015 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards is proud to announce their entire line-up of Z97 and H97 motherboards now support the soon-to-launch 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors.

GIGABYTE engineers have tested and validated all GIGABYTE 9 series motherboards including Z97 and H97 chipset-based motherboards to ensure optimal performance for 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors. Users wanting to take advantage of all the features of 5th Gen Intel® Core™ processors have to offer at launch, simply need to download the latest UEFI BIOS from the GIGABYTE website.

To get the latest UEFI BIOS for your motherboard, please visit the GIGABYTE website:


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May 1, 2015 | 09:04 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

What about older LGA 1150 sockets like Z87?

May 1, 2015 | 09:06 AM - Posted by YTech

Would it be possible to provide a list of these supportive 5th Gen CPU SKU?

No list was present on the news release.

May 1, 2015 | 03:36 PM - Posted by siriq111 (not verified)

I am very surprised GIGABYTE do this support. Most of the time they just lack of it.

May 1, 2015 | 04:16 PM - Posted by Daniel S

One protip if you flash your GIGABYTE BIOS - make sure it hasn't changed your SATA behavior. I thought I'd bricked my system, but it was just the SATA set to default after the flash.

May 1, 2015 | 05:06 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Asus did this a few weeks ago

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