Gigabyte motherboards build around the Intel X99 and 9 Series chipsets are compatible with the 750 Series PCIe SSD drive from Intel. These new drives will be available in 400GB and 1.2TB capacities and are expected to deliver performance of up to 2.5/1.2 GB/s sequential read/write speeds and up to 440/290k random IOPs.
GIGABYTE's X99 and 9 Series motherboards are able to take full advantage of the fast transfer speeds of this exciting new storage solution from Intel.
Built for enthusiast gamers and workstations, the new 750 Series SSDs are the first consumer oriented PCIe drives by Intel. Using PCIe Gen3 x 4 lanes with the latest and fastest NVMe controller interface, Intel's storage solution features a level of performance never achieved by regular SSDs, which are limited by their SATA connection and old AHCI protocol. Compared to the SATA 3 interface which can technically reach up to 6Gb/s, the PCIe Gen 3 interface is considerably faster as it provides up to 8Gb/s per lane, thereby allowing 32Gb/s of total available bandwidth for the x4 PCIe SSDs.
Current GIGABYTE X99 motherboards are already compatible with the new Intel 750 Series PCIe SSDs. For GIGABYTE 9 Series motherboards, updates are already available for download on the official GIGABYTE website. Motherboards can also be updated by using the @bios utility available in the App Center.