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MSI Updates Z68 and H61 Motherboard Series to Support Intel Ivy Bridge CPU

MSI Updates Z68 and H61 Motherboard Series to Support Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs

MSI has announced that it will release BIOS updates to its Intel Express Z68 and H61 motherboard series to support Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs. Owners of such boards are able to download the BIOS updates free-of-charge and update their boards in order to enjoy the full features of these new processors.

Owners of these boards are able to use their MSI Live Update software to update the BIOS of their boards so that their upgrading experience will be fuss-free. According to MSI, its Intel Express Z68 and H61 motherboards are PCIe Gen 3.0 compliant and they would be able to integrate with the PCIe Gen 3.0 controller, which is featured on the new Ivy Bridge processor.

Currently, only Z68A-GD65 (G3) has its BIOS update ready. The list of MSI boards, whose BIOS are upgradable, featuring Intel Express Z68 chipset is as follows::

  • Z68A-GD80 (G3)
  • Z68A-GD65 (G3)
  • Z68A-GD55 (G3)
  • Z68A-G45 (G3)
  • Z68A-G43 (G3)
  • Z68S-G43 (G3)
  • Z68MA-G45 (G3)
  • Z68MA-G43 (G3)

The relevant Intel Express H61 boards are these:

  • H61M-G35 (G3)
  • H61M-P31 (G3)
  • H61M-P20 (G3)
  • H61M-E23 (G3)
  • H61M-P25(G3)
  • H61M-P35 (G3)
  • H61M-P23 (G3)

As an exercise of precaution, owners are advised to backup their computers' prior to upgrading the BIOS of their motherboards.

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