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New NEC USB 3.0 firmware update available

Improves device compatibility.

Published Mon, Feb 8 2010 6:15 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT
GIGABYTE has just kindly let us know about a firmware update for the NEC USB 3.0 controller found on many of its latest motherboards. The update is primarily for the purposes of improving USB 3.0 device compatibility.

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The new firmware is inclusive of an executable update tool which you simply run from within Windows to have your controller updated to the latest. Please note; this Update Tool is only suited to Windows 7 and Vista.

If you have one of these boards from GIGABYTE, then you have NEC's USB 3.0 controller which can be updated with the use of this firmware update tool :-

X58A-UD7/UD5/UD3R
P55A-UD7/UD6/UD5/UD4P/UD4/UD3P/UD3R/UD3, P55-USB3/USB3L
H57M-USb3
H55M-USB3
EP45T-USB3P
EP43T-USB3
EP41T-USB3, EP41T-USB3L

790XT-USB3
790XTA-UD4
890GPA-UD3H
790FXTA-UD5
770TA-UD3
770T-USB3
785GMT-USB3


I would presume this firmware update tool is also fine to use on other manufacturers boards running NEC's USB 3.0 controller, or any standalone PCI-E cards with the chip for that matter.

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