GIGABYTE Announces Dual Port Thunderbolt™ 2 Certification



GIGABYTE, a global leader in all things PC related, has announced the official certification of the latest dual port Thunderbolt 2 technology on the Z87X-UD7 motherboard. Thunderbolt 2 offers some seriously insane transfer speeds over USB 3.0. Read on to find out more.

Taipei, Taiwan, December 12th, 2013 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced official certification of the latest dual port Thunderbolt™ 2 technology on the GIGABYTE Z87X-UD7 TH motherboard. Code-named ‘Falcon Ridge’, the new Intel® Thunderbolt™ 2 controller supports an incredible 20 Gb/s aggregated data transfer simultaneously across two channels per port.

“GIGABYTE is delighted to announce official certification of Intel’s latest Thunderbolt™ technology on our flagship 8 series motherboard,” commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. “This underlines our commitment to offering our customers the absolute fastest connectivity options, placing GIGABYTE at the forefront of technological innovation.”

“Thunderbolt™ delivers unparalleled performance, flexibility and simplicity to personal computing,” said Jason Ziller, Intel’s director of Thunderbolt Marketing. “As the first Dual Thunderbolt™ 2 motherboard from GIGABYTE, the Z87X-UD7 TH introduces new and exciting possibilities for enhanced media creation processes and 4K video workflows.”

Dual Thunderbolt™ 2 – The Fastest Connection to Your PC Just Got Faster
The new Dual Thunderbolt™ 2 controller from Intel®, builds on the success of previous revisions, adding channel bandwidth aggregation to facilitate single channel transfer speeds of up 20 Gb/s, compared to a max of 10 Gb/s on previous designs. 

This allows for incredible data transfer speeds when using high performance storage devices, while also supporting daisy-chaining of up 12 devices and triple digital display support.

4K Video Transfer Display On-the-Fly
The new Thunderbolt™ 2 specification incorporates DisplayPort 1.2, providing sufficient bandwidth to simultaneously transfer 4K video content of up to 20fps while also streaming the content to a 4K display. This opens up a wealth of options for content creators working with increasingly high bandwidth 4K content.

Supporting the latest 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors, the GIGABYTE Z87X-UD7 TH motherboard packs a number of exciting features and technologies that make it truly a flagship GIGABYTE 8 series motherboard.
Support for maxed-out 4-way SLI™ and Crossfire™ graphics configurations is paired with an incredible 16 phase digital VRM for the CPU and memory making the GIGABYTE Z87X-UD7 TH a real contender in extreme system build. Special onboard features assist DIY builders and overclockers in getting the absolute maximum control from their new 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processors. A new and updated GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™ provides a customizable user interface allowing you to adjust overclocking and performance settings in real-time.
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