Get y'er BIOS updates! BIOS updates here!
Intel 5th Gen (Broadwell) CPU support is here (even if the LGA chips aren't quite yet), but it's good to be ready for your upgrade! Here's the list of BIOS' for 9 series motherboards and you can use EZ Flash 2 in the BIOS, USB BIOS Flashback or the Windows BIOS update tool within AISuite III to do it.
| ||Model name||BIOS|
|Z97||Z97-Deluxe(NFC & WLC)||2205|
|Z97-Pro(Wi-Fi ac)/USB 3.1||2302|
|Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1/USB 3.1||0401|
|Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1||2205|
|Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2||2205|
|Sabertooth Z97 Mark S||2205|
|Gryphon Z97 Armor Edition||2205|
|Maximus VII Formula||2304|
|Maximus VII Hero||2304|
|Maximus VII Ranger||2304|
|Maximus VII Gene||2304|
|Maximus VII Impact||2304|
ASUS Announces Support for 5th-Generation Intel Core Processors
UEFI BIOS updates available immediately for all 9 Series motherboards to enable compatibility with latest Intel Core processors
- BIOS updates available now for ASUS 9 Series motherboards for compatibility with 5th-generation Intel Core processors
- Update requires simple one-touch operation with either USB flash drive or Windows-based app
- Full list of compatible motherboards available at www.asus.com
Taipei, Taiwan (10th March, 2015) — ASUS today announced that all 9 Series motherboards offer support for 5th-generation Intel® Core™ processors, assuring a quick, safe, and smooth upgrade — immediately. The easy-to-use ASUS USB BIOS Flashback or BIOS Updater tools enable users to update the UEFI BIOS quickly, unleashing the great performance of the latest high-performance CPUs.
Easy update for instant compatibility with new 5th-generation Intel Core processors
ASUS 9 Series motherboards that include the renowned ASUS USB BIOS Flashback feature enable users to apply UEFI BIOS updates with incredible ease. This innovative tool downloads the latest BIOS to a USB flash drive, enabling users to update the award-winning ASUS UEFI BIOS quickly and easily. The motherboard does not 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 USB BIOS Flashback or Reset button and then sit back and wait — there’s nothing else to do.
For other ASUS 9 Series motherboards the necessary UEFI BIOS update takes just one click in an easy-to-use Windows-based BIOS updater application, which can be downloaded free of charge from the ASUS website.
Users keen to take advantage of the power of the latest 5th-generation Intel Core processors can visit the ASUS website, at www.asus.com, and download the relevant UEFI BIOS version today. The following ASUS 9 Series motherboards can be updated for compatibility with the latest Intel CPUs:
Z97-Deluxe(NFC & WLC)
Z97-Pro(Wi-Fi ac)/USB 3.1
Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1/USB 3.1
Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1
Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2
Sabertooth Z97 Mark S
Gryphon Z97 Armor Edition
Maximus VII Formula
Maximus VII Hero
Maximus VII Ranger
Maximus VII Gene
Maximus VII Impact
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS BIOS updates are available immediately worldwide. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.
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 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2014 was approximately US$14.5 billion.
 Users should check their ASUS 9 Series motherboard model for feature availability. Check the list below or visit www.asus.com for more information.
 BIOS-update process may require motherboard to be fitted with a current-generation processor.