If you own any ASUS, ROG or TUF Z87, H87, B85 or H81 motherboard there will soon be BIOS updates for upcoming new 4th Gen Intel Core CPUs. Most boards feature ASUS’ exclusive USB BIOS Flashback that can update the BIOS with only the ATX power connector attached – no CPU or memory required.

ASUS 8 Series - USB BIOS Flashback feature provides easy BIOS updates

When the new CPUs arrive, your ASUS board will be ready with the update from the support pages. Hit the PR button below for the full list of motherboards and upcoming minimum BIOS version that provides new support.

ASUS 8 Series - All models support new Intel 4th-gen CPUs

ASUS 8 Series - One click in easy-to-use application updates the BIOS to support new Intel 4th-gen CPUs


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Taipei, Taiwan—21 February, 2014

ASUS Announces Support for New 4th-Generation Intel Core Processors in all 8 Series Motherboards

BIOS updates available for all models enable compatibility with latest Intel CPUs

Taipei, Taiwan (21st February, 2014) — ASUS today announced that all 8 Series motherboards offer support for new 4th-generation Intel® Core™ processors, assuring a quick, safe, and smooth upgrade — immediately. A simple BIOS update is all that’s required to enable users to enjoy the great performance of the latest CPUs.

Just one click for instant compatibility with new 4th-generation Intel Core Processors

All ASUS 8 series Intel motherboards support new 4th-generation Intel Core Processors, and the necessary BIOS update takes just one click in an easy-to-use application, which can be downloaded from the ASUS website. Users keen to take advantage of the power of the latest CPUs can visit the ASUS website, at www.asus.com, and download the relevant BIOS version — today!

With the renowned ASUS USB BIOS Flashback feature[1], users are able to apply BIOS updates with incredible ease. This innovative tool lets users update an 8 Series motherboard’s BIOS with just a USB flash drive containing the appropriate BIOS file. The motherboard does even need to have a CPU or DRAM modules in place: users can simply connect the power supply, plug in their USB drive, press the BIOS Flashback or Reset button and then sit back and wait – there’s nothing else to do!

The following ASUS 8 Series motherboards can be updated for compatibility with the latest Intel CPUs:

Chipset

Model Name

BIOS Version

Z87

Z87-DELUXE/QUAD

1707

Z87-DELUXE/DUAL

1707

Z87-DELUXE

1707

Z87-EXPERT

1707

Z87-PRO

1707

Z87-PLUS

1707

Z87-A

1707

Z87-C

1707

Z87-K

1103

SABERTOOTH Z87

1707

GRYPHON Z87

1707

Z87M-PLUS

1003

Z87I-DELUXE

1007

Z87I-PRO

0903

MAXIMUS VI EXTREME

1203

MAXIMUS VI FORMULA

1203

MAXIMUS VI GENE

1203

MAXIMUS VI IMPACT

1203

MAXIMUS VI HERO

1203

H87

H87-PRO

1005

H87-PLUS

0805

H87M-PRO

1305

H87M-PLUS

0804

H87M-E

0904

H87I-PLUS

1005

B85

B85-PLUS

1105

B85-PRO

0803

B85-A

0503

VANGUARD B85

1707

B85M-E

0805

B85M-G

0904

B85M-K

0603

H81

H81-PLUS

0906

H81-A

0701

H81M-PLUS

0804

H81M2

0604

H81M-A

0909

H81M-D PLUS

0505

H81M-D

0505

H81M-E

0808

H81I-PLUS

0803

H81T

0503

H81M-C

0705

H81M-K

0703

[1] Users should check their ASUS 8 Series motherboard model for feature availability. Visit www.asus.com for more information.

About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.



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