GIGABYTE has announced support for the latest AMD 45nm processors on all of their AM3 and AM2+ motherboards and all you will need is a simple BIOS upgrade. This includes all motherboards using the AMD 790FX, 790GX, 790X, 770, 780G, 740G, 690G, 690V as well as the NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI, 570 SLI, 720D, 520LE, and GeForce 6100 chipsets. You can see the full list of motherboard models and the BIOS needed to enable 45nm support here.
Users have the option of using GIGABYTE's @BIOS utility to flast from within Windows or can download the latest update from here and flash it manually.
With the appropriate BIOS, GIGABYTE delivers an easy upgrade path for users wanting to take advantage of AMD's latest 45nm processors that deliver significant performance enhancements and hardware scalability. These include higher core clock speeds with greater energy efficiency than previous generations, an integrated DDR2/DDR3 memory controller (DDR3 memory support for AM3 processors and AM3 designed motherboards only), HyperTransport 3.0 and C1E enhanced power savings.
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