Home / Component / Motherboard / Gigabyte claims ‘world’s first’ Thunderbolt 3-certified mainboard

Gigabyte claims ‘world’s first’ Thunderbolt 3-certified mainboard

Gigabyte Technology, one of the globe’s largest maker of motherboards, on Monday said that its Z170X-UD5 TH motherboard is the world’s first platform to be certified by Intel for Thunderbolt 3 compliancy.

The Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 TH mainboard is based on Intel Z170 core-logic as well as Intel’s “Alpine Ridge” controller. The platform features 10-phase digital VRM, 3-way multi-GPU, M.2 32Gb/s, SATAe 16Gb/s, TB3, USB 3.1, GbE, etc.


Intel’s Thunderbolt 3 supports single-wire bandwidth of up to 40Gb/s and uses USB type-C connector.

Discuss on our Facebook page, HERE.

KitGuru Says: As announced back in June, Gigabyte Technology is the only company to offer Intel Z170-based platforms with Intel Thunderbolt 3 support.

Become a Patron!

Check Also

Intel Seamless Update will let you update your UEFI without rebooting

Installing any update that requires a system restart is often seen as a chore. Intel …