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Guide: Update Your Maximus VI Or ASUS Z87 Motherboard With USB BIOS Flashback For Devil’s Canyon 4790K, 4690K CPUs
ASUS Gaming Motherboards | Maximus Motherboards · 19 Jul, 2014 ·
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If you’ve already got or just recently bought a Maximus VI or ASUS Z87 motherboard and have bought a new Intel Core i7 4790K or 4670K CPU dubbed ‘Devil’s Canyon’, or even a new Pentium Anniversary Edition G3258 CPU, then it’s likely your PC won’t boot straight out the box! This is because you need to update the BIOS to the latest version to give support for these new CPUs on the older Z87 platform.
Using the USB BIOS Flashback you can update the Z87 BIOS to the latest version, providing support for Devil’s Canyon without first needing an ‘original Haswell’ CPU.
ROG Forum member Praz has helped provide this helpful guide.
PC DIY experiments with several ASUS, ROG and TUF Z97 boards with 6 4790K (Devil’s Canyon) CPUs to test OC performance and details how to use the ASUS UEFI options to tweak for best results.
What’s the difference between the new ROG GR8 and G20? How big are they? What hardware is inside? Which one should I buy? Your questions answered, and more, inside!
ROG Czech goes vid-mad covering the Poseidon (you’ll be forgiven for skipping the nipple, but the rest of the video is fully clothed!) , Maximus VII Ranger and Striker GTX 760 Platinum.
ASUS PCDIY details why the new ROG Striker GTX 760 is the gamer’s sweet spot for new systems planned with the latest Maximus VII Hero or Ranger, for example.
Packing “double memory” of 4GB versus the usual 2GB, it’s great for gaming up to WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution like the upcoming Swift PG278, or tri-monitor FullHD surround.
Source: ASUS PCDIY
Are you an ROG Front Base owner who just upgraded to a Maximus VII motherboard (Z97), or, if you bought a Front Base shortly after the Z97 launch you’ll very likely need to update its firmware. You can tell because it is missing a sticker behind the LCD panel.
Follow our step-by-step guide to upgrade it inside.
For many years, Intel’s Gigabit Ethernet chips have been the backbone of all ROG, and occasionally ASUS and TUF motherboards. The reason being is that it constantly showed better performance in our testing, which reviewers confirmed in their own testing too.
That performance is by no means taken for granted. Each generation the ROG team undertakes extensive benchmarks (that are user repeatable) to understand which chip is better for its audience. After all, you buy a premium brand and expect nothing less. Just because a product throws ‘gaming’ into the name, are they actually better for it? Not necessarily, which is why things should be tested and benchmarked.
This is the foundation all ROG hardware: only when its worth is proven does it get a space in the arsenal!