Biostar, Gigabyte tout support for new Haswell chips

Well, folks, I guess Haswell Refresh really may be just around the corner. To top off that e-tail leak we wrote about earlier this morning, both Gigabyte and Biostar have put out press releases pledging support for the new CPUs—albeit without delving too deeply into specifics.

Gigabyte says its "entire range" of 8-series motherboards will support "soon to launch 4th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors and select unlocked 4th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors." Folks will have to install the latest firmware release, the company says, but that's how these things usually go.

Biostar is a bit more explicit. The company's announcement hasn't popped up on its website yet, but it did arrive to us via e-mail. In it, Biostar touts compatibility with "Intel 4th generation Haswell refresh CPUs" on its motherboards featuring Intel Z87, H87, B85, and H81 chipsets. Biostar goes on to add, "The newest desktop-based quad-core processors CPUs promise big leaps in performance."

I'm not sure about that claim, given the clock speeds mentioned in those leaked listings. I suppose we'll have to wait and see, though. We'll keep you updated as more details come to light.

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