Thanks MSIalex. It's sad that nobody questioned this. Gigabyte trying to pull a dirty trick to get its customers back.
Here's the translated page for those (like me) that can't read Chinese (it's sufficiently clear): http://translate.google.com/translat...see%3Fpage%3D1
- "support for" and "full functionality" are not the same. Gigabyte's press release may be correct, but it is misleading to say the least.
- This may be also correct if the IC quick switch is bypassed under single card operation. So... Gigabyte may be correct if you only run a single card. In which case... EVERYONE's boards will have PCI-E 3.0 connectivity with a simple BIOS update!
I'll let you guys know more info. I'm trying to verify on the second point.
Edit: I should also add that Gigabyte is focused on Z68 boards (and ditching P67 completely), so there's a need for them to push demand for Z68 more. This is one of the tactics.
Like NBC's slogan, "The More You Know..."
Edited by MSIalex - 8/16/11 at 6:44pm