Oct 06, 2016 Written by:ASUS

ASUS updates UEFI BIOS for 100-series motherboards and Intel’s 7th Generation series processors

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Intel's 7th Generation series processors are compatible with the existing LGA1151 socket on 100-series motherboards by way of a simple UEFI update. Ahead of the next-gen processor launch, the new UEFI BIOS' are ready today for ASUS 100-series motherboards in preparation. There's a huuuuuge support list of 87 ASUS motherboards, with even more to be added soon. So, if you already own or are thinking of purchasing one an ASUS Z170, Q170, H170, B150, H110 or C232-chipset motherboard, you can rest assured it will work with current 6th Gen series (i7-6700K!) and next-gen CPUs too.

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To update the BIOS there are three easy ways. Whichever method you choose, we recommend performing the procedure at default/stock settings (i.e. not overclocked) to ensure the system is fully stable during the process.

  • Download the UEFI BIOS from the ASUS website and drop it onto a FAT32 formatted USB flash drive. Plug it into your 100-series motherboard and power it up. Then select the EZ Flash 3 utility from within the UEFI BIOS and follow the instructions. The update should take a couple of minutes with restart(s).
  • Some premium ASUS Z170 motherboards include USB BIOS flashback, which enables firmware updates without a CPU or memory installed. This feature is perfect for updating motherboards to work with next-gen CPUs they don’t yet support, especially if you cannot borrow a current 6th Generation processor to do #1. It can even help you recover from a (very rare) failed update attempt.

We recommend using EZ Flash 3 or USB BIOS Flashback because this is the more failsafe approach. However, if you still prefer you can update the UEFI BIOS from within the operating system. 

  • The ASUS EZ Update software utility can be used to flash the motherboard’s firmware. Simply install the software and follow the instructions.

Below is the list of first announced ASUS motherboards with UEFI BIOS updates available. Simply Ctrl+F from within your browser to search for the motherboard name. If your motherboard is not on the list, please check also the ASUS website for future updates.

Z170 Motherboard Name Min BIOS Version
Z170 MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME 2202
Z170 MAXIMUS VIII FORMULA 2202
Z170 MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA 2202
Z170 MAXIMUS VIII HERO 2202
Z170 MAXIMUS VIII RANGER 2202
Z170 MAXIMUS VIII RANGER 2202
Z170 MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT 2202
Z170 Z170 PRO GAMING/AURA 2003
Z170 Z170 PRO GAMING 2003
Z170 Z170I PRO GAMING 2003
Z170 Z170-PREMIUM 2202
Z170 Z170-DELUXE 2202
Z170 Z170-PRO 2202
Z170 Z170-A 2202
Z170 Z170-AR 2202
Z170 Z170-E 2202
Z170 Z170-K 2003
Z170 Z170-P D3 2002
Z170 Z170-P 2003
Z170 Z170M-PLUS 2002
Z170 Z170M-E D3 2001
Z170 SABERTOOTH Z170 S 2202
Z170 SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 1 2202

 

Q170 Motherboard Name Min BIOS Version
Q170 Q170T 2002
Q170 Q170S1 2001
Q170 Q170M-C 2003
Q170 Q170M-C 2001
Q170 Q170I-PLUS 2002

 

H170 Motherboard Name Min BIOS Version
H170 H170 PRO GAMING 2003
H170 H170-PRO/USB 3.1 2002
H170 H170-PRO 2003
H170 H170-PLUS D3 2002
H170 H170M-PLUS 2002
H170 H170M-E D3 2001
H170 H170I-PRO 2002
H170 H170I-PLUS D3 2001

 

B150 Motherboard Name Min BIOS Version
B150 B150 PRO GAMING/AURA 2003
B150 B150 PRO GAMING D3 2001
B150 B150 PRO GAMING 2003
B150 B150-A 2001
B150 B150-PRO D3 2001
B150 B150-PRO 2002
B150 B150-PLUS D3 2001
B150 B150-PLUS 2002
B150 B150M-PLUS D3 2001
B150 B150M-PLUS 2003
B150 B150M-A/M.2 2003
B150 B150M-A 2001
B150 B150M-C D3 2001
B150 B150M-C 2003
B150 B150M-D D3 2001
B150 B150M-D 2002
B150 B150M-V PLUS 2002
B150 B150M-K D3 2001
B150 B150M-K 2003
B150 B150M-F PLUS 2002
B150 B150M-ET M2 2002
B150 B150M-ET D3 2001
B150 B150M-ET 2001
B150 PIO-B150M 2002
B150 EX-B150M-V5 D3 2001
B150 EX-B150M-V5 2002
B150 EX-B150M-V3 2003

 

H110 Motherboard Name Min BIOS Version
H110 H110-PLUS 2002
H110 H110M-R 2002
H110 H110M-PLUS D3 2001
H110 H110M-PLUS 2002
H110 H110M-A/M.2 2003
H110 H110M-A/DP 2002
H110 H110M-A D3 2001
H110 H110M-A 2001
H110 H110M-C D3 2001
H110 H110M-D D3 2001
H110 H110M-D 2002
H110 H110M-ET 2001
H110 H110M-E/M.2 2002
H110 H110M-E D3 2001
H110 H110M-E 2002
H110 H110M-K D3 2001
H110 H110M-K 2003
H110 H110I-PLUS 2002
H110 H110T 2002
H110 H110S1 2002

 

C232 Motherboard Name Min BIOS Version
C232 E3-PRO V5 2002
C232 E3M-PLUS V5 2003
C232 E3M-ET V5 2001
C232 E3M-ET V5 2002

 

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