Oct 06, 2016 Written by: MajorLee

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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Press Release

ASUS Announces Support for Next-Generation LGA 1151 Socket Processors

UEFI BIOS updates available immediately for all ASUS 100 series motherboards, enabling compatibility with latest LGA 1151 CPUs

 

KEY POINTS

  • BIOS update enables support for next-gen Intel processors on compatible ASUS, ROG, Pro Gaming, Signature or TUF Z170, H170, B150 or H110 motherboards
  • Update involves a simple one-touch operation with either a USB flash drive or a Windows-based app
  • BIOS updates for all compatible motherboards are available from the relevant product support page, via www.asus.com

 

Taipei, Taiwan (6th October, 2016) — ASUS today announced that all 100-series motherboards will now support next-generation Intel® Core processors. A quick and easy UEFI BIOS update unleashes the full potential of the next-generation high-performance CPUs for socket LGA 1151, reaffirming ASUS as the BEST leading motherboard brand — Best Selling, Easy to Use, Stable and Trusted.

Owners of ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG), Pro Gaming, Signature and TUF Z170, H170, B150 and H110 motherboards are able to take advantage of the easy upgrade to the award-winning ASUS UEFI BIOS, which is available today via the relevant ASUS Support web page.

 

Instant compatibility with next-generation Intel Core processors

All ASUS 100-series motherboards that include the ASUS USB BIOS Flashback feature allow users to apply UEFI BIOS updates with ease. For other ASUS 100-series motherboards the necessary UEFI BIOS update takes just one click in an easy-to-use Windows-based BIOS updater application, ASUS EZ Update, which is available to download from the ASUS website.

Users keen to take advantage of the power of the next generation of LGA1151 Intel Core processors should visit product support page via www.asus.com and download the relevant UEFI BIOS version today. The following ASUS 100-series motherboards can be updated[1] for compatibility with the latest Intel CPUs:

 

List of supported models:

Intel Chipset

Model Name

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 GENE

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

Q170T

2002

Q170

Q170S1

2001

Q170

Q170M-C

2003

Q170

Q170M2

2001

Q170

Q170I-PLUS

2002

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

H110

H170I-PLUS D3

2001

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

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

E3-PRO V5

2002

C232

E3M-PLUS V5

2003

C232

E3M-ET V5

2001

C232

E3 PRO Gaming V5

2002

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS UEFI BIOS updates are available immediately worldwide. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

 

 

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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, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,368 awards in 2015 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC. ASUS has more than 17,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of over 5,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2015 was approximately US$14 billion.

 

[1] A future BIOS update will further improve performance and functionality.

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