Skylake i3/i5 NUC BIOS Version 44 to Unlock NVME SSDs
Intel has released BIOS version 0044 for Skylake i3 and i5 NUCs.
There are many changes mentioned in the release notes, but this seemingly innocent change is something many have been waiting for: Changed FITC setting, OPI Link Speed to GT4. I have not verified this myself yet, but this is supposed to unlock the NVME SSDs performance. Earlier they’be been restricted to 1600 MB/s level.
The full release notes are available here.
Anyone with first-hand experience regarding this BIOS?
EDIT: Seems that in order to change the OPI Link Speed to GT4, you will need to perform a BIOS recovery! Read more in a separate article here.