May 28, 2015 Written by: MasterC

ASUS Announces Support for AMD A-Series ‘Godavari’ APUs

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ASUS AMD FM2+ motherboards paired with the new AMD A-series APUs offer excellent-value and performance for its class.  If you are a proud owner of an ASUS AMD FM2+-based motherboard, you will be happy to know that they are now ready for the latest AMD ‘Godavari’ APUs after a new BIOS update.  ASUS FM2+ A88X, A78, A68H, A58 and A55-series motherboards all support AMD A-series APUs for accelerated performance all the way up to 4K/UHD resolution.  A simple update using USB Flashback or EZ Update utilities and you're good to go, an improved integrated-graphics driver can also be downloaded now for existing ASUS FM2+ motherboard owners.  

Click here for more information about the new AMD A-series ‘Godavari’ APUs and update procedures for ASUS motherboards .

The list of ASUS motherboards that support AMD A-Series ‘Godavari’ APUs is as follows:

 

Model Name

UEFI BIOS Version

UEFI BIOS update tool

Graphics Driver Version

USB BIOS Flashback

EZ Update

A88X

Crossblade Ranger

1002

Yes

Yes

V14.502.1013.0

A88X-Pro

1902

Yes

Yes

A88X-Gamer

904

N/A

Yes

A88X-Plus

2302

N/A

Yes

A88XM-Plus

2202

N/A

Yes

A88XM-A

2204

N/A

Yes

A88XM-E

1204

N/A

Yes

A78

A78M-A

1501

N/A

Yes

A78M-E

1301

N/A

Yes

A68

A68HM-Plus

803

N/A

Yes

A68HM-E

803

N/A

Yes

A68HM-K

803

N/A

Yes

A68HM-F

507

N/A

Yes

A58

A58-C

804

N/A

Yes

A58M-A/USB3

1505

N/A

Yes

A58M-A/BR

1201

N/A

Yes

A58M-E

1603

N/A

Yes

A58M-E R2.0

703

N/A

Yes

A58M-K

1302

N/A

Yes

A58M-F

1303

N/A

Yes

A55

A55-C Plus

1004

N/A

Yes

A55BM-Plus

2102

N/A

Yes

A55BM-A/USB3

2701

N/A

Yes

A55BM-E

2501

N/A

Yes

A55BM-E/BR

1701

N/A

Yes

A55BM-K

1801

N/A

Yes

 

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Press Release

ASUS Announces Support for AMD A-Series ‘Godavari’ APUs

 ASUS AMD FM2+-based motherboards ready for the latest AMD ‘Godavari’ APUs, and free update available for existing owners

 

KEY POINTS

  • ASUS FM2+ A88X, A78, A68H, A58 and A55-series motherboards support AMD A-series APUs for accelerated performance & 4K/UHD gaming experiences
  • Quick, simple and free BIOS update & improved integrated-graphics drivers available immediately for existing ASUS FM2+ motherboard owners
  • Existing ASUS FM2+ motherboards updated in just a few clicks using ASUS-exclusive USB Flashback or EZ Update utilities

 

Taipei, Taiwan (29th May, 2015) — ASUS today announced that its line-up of AMD FM2+-based motherboards offer support for the latest AMD® A-series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), codenamed ‘Godavari’.

When used in combination with ASUS AMD FM2+ motherboards the new AMD A-series APUs offer great-value performance, delivering best-in-class gaming and graphics experiences at up to 4K/UHD (ultra-high-definition) resolutions. Existing ASUS owners can update their motherboards quickly and easily using the intuitive ASUS USB BIOS Flashback or ASUS EZ Update tools. The necessary BIOS updates are available to download immediately, while an easy graphics-driver (VGA) update pushes the AMD A-Series APUs’ integrated AMD Radeon graphics to new performance heights for better-than-ever visual and gaming experiences.

 

Ready for Godavari in just a few clicks

Updating an ASUS AMD FM2+-based motherboard for compatibility with the latest AMD A-series (‘Godavari’) APUs takes just moments.

With the ASUS-exclusive USB BIOS Flashback the latest UEFI BIOS is downloaded to a USB flash drive. The motherboard does not even need to have a processor or memory modules in place: users simply connect the power supply, plug in their USB drive, press the USB BIOS Flashback button and then sit back and wait — there’s nothing else to do.

Alternatively, the Windows-based EZ Update tool — accessed via EZ Mode in ASUS AI Suite 3 — will update the motherboard’s BIOS with just one click

Users are also advised to update to the latest graphics drivers (version 14.502.1013.0 or later) to unleash the best possible performance.

For more information about the new AMD A-series ‘Godavari’ APUs and update procedures for ASUS motherboards, please visit http://www.asus.com/microsite/mb/AMD_Godavari.

The list of ASUS motherboards that support AMD A-Series ‘Godavari’ APUs is as follows:

 

 

Model Name

UEFI BIOS Version

UEFI BIOS update tool

Graphics Driver Version

USB BIOS Flashback

EZ Update

A88X

Crossblade Ranger

1002

Yes

Yes

V14.502.1013.0

A88X-Pro

1902

Yes

Yes

A88X-Gamer

904

N/A

Yes

A88X-Plus

2302

N/A

Yes

A88XM-Plus

2202

N/A

Yes

A88XM-A

2204

N/A

Yes

A88XM-E

1204

N/A

Yes

A78

A78M-A

1501

N/A

Yes

A78M-E

1301

N/A

Yes

A68

A68HM-Plus

803

N/A

Yes

A68HM-E

803

N/A

Yes

A68HM-K

803

N/A

Yes

A68HM-F

507

N/A

Yes

A58

A58-C

804

N/A

Yes

A58M-A/USB3

1505

N/A

Yes

A58M-A/BR

1201

N/A

Yes

A58M-E

1603

N/A

Yes

A58M-E R2.0

703

N/A

Yes

A58M-K

1302

N/A

Yes

A58M-F

1303

N/A

Yes

A55

A55-C Plus

1004

N/A

Yes

A55BM-Plus

2102

N/A

Yes

A55BM-A/USB3

2701

N/A

Yes

A55BM-E

2501

N/A

Yes

A55BM-E/BR

1701

N/A

Yes

A55BM-K

1801

N/A

Yes

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS AMD FM2+-based motherboard are available now 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 4,326 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.

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