GIGABYTE Z87X-UD7 TH Motherboard Debuts 20 Gb/s ‘Falcon Ridge’ Dual Thunderbolt™ 2 Controller
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.”