Three days after ASRock updated the BIOS on its motherboards to squash a serious bug on Intel’s sixth generation (Skylake) processors, Gigabyte came out with its own BIOS update to remove the same bug that froze or crashed computers during complex workloads.
The problem was discovered with Prime95, a program that stress tests the CPU to solve complex prime number equations. However, the bug isn’t just limited to Prime95, as it could also affect other applications used for scientific and financial purposes.
Intel wants to nip the problem in the bud before it affects even more users, and it’s working with OEMs to get a fix out as fast possible. As it turns out, Gigabyte was one of the first companies to get the fix.