MSI has managed to become the world’s first motherboard maker to fully support NVM Express storage on all motherboards sporting the Intel 9 series chipset, including X99, Z97 and H97. BIOS updates are now available for users to download via the MSI website.
For those who don’t know, NVM Express is the next generation PCI Express storage standard, bringing lower latency, lower power consumption and increased transfer speeds to the table. The MSI Research&Development team has fine-tuned the latest BIOS update to fully take advantage of NVM Express storage.
Users looking to make use of NVMe for primary storage must be using a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. If you would like to double check that your motherboard is compatible, then you can check the table below (click to enlarge).
You can download the latest BIOS update for your motherboard, HERE. You will need to select your motherboard model in order to see the update.
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KitGuru Says: If you aren’t going to make use of NVMe support then this BIOS update isn’t vitally important, otherwise go ahead and update away.