Last month, ASUS announced support for the upcoming Intel 5th Generation "Broadwell" processors, in their existing Z97 and H97 chipset boards. While hope is still out there for Z87 boards with the same LGA1150 socket, it's at least a step in the right direction, allowing us one last hurrah on an older chipset revision. It looks like GIGABYTE is also finally ready with BIOS revisions, ready to support the upcoming CPU refresh.
In order to receive support for the latest Broadwell processors, users only have to update their boards to the latest BIOS revisions, which should be available now. But if it isn't, expect it to roll out in the coming weeks, before the official launch of the new processors. For those thinking of upgrading to the latest CPUs, that means, make sure you hang on to your old chip, and do the flash, before selling it off to fund the upgrade. This also applies to anyone looking to pick up a good deal on a Z97 board, with the hope of upgrading to the latest chip. Flash it before you cash it, so you aren't stuck with a chip, but no salsa. That sounded funnier in my head.
To grab your GIGABYTE Broadwell update for your Z97/H97 board, head on over to the GIGABYTE website, look up your board model, and locate the latest BIOS. Or if you have the GIGABYTE update app installed, hit the update button.
The original press release is posted below.
GIGABYTE Enables Support for Upcoming 5th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
Entire Range of GIGABYTE 9 Series Motherboards including Z97/H97 Now Compatible with Simple BIOS Update
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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