ASUS Announces Support for 5th-Generation Intel Core Processors

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March 13, 2015

[PR] ASUS Announces Support for 5th-Generation Intel Core Processors

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[1] 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[2], 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:

Model name BIOS
version
Z97 Z97-Deluxe(NFC & WLC) 2205
Z97-Deluxe/USB 3.1 0401
Z97-Deluxe 2205
Z97-Pro(Wi-Fi ac)/USB 3.1 2302
Z97-Pro(Wi-Fi ac) 2205
Z97-Pro 2205
Z97-A/USB 3.1 0501
Z97-A 2205
Z97-AR 2205
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
Gryphon Z97 2205
Maximus VII Formula 2304
Maximus VII Hero 2304
Maximus VII Ranger 2304
Maximus VII Gene 2304
Maximus VII Impact 2304
Z97-Pro Gamer 2002
Z97I-PLUS 2502
Z97M-PLUS 2604
Z97-K 2502
Z97-C 2401
Z97-E 0602
Z97-P 2702
Z97-K R2.0 0702
H97 H97-Pro Gamer 2402
H97I-Plus 2502
H97M-Plus 2402
H97-Plus 2402
H97-Pro 2703
H97M-E 2302

[1] Users should check their ASUS 9 Series motherboard model for feature availability. Check the list below or visit www.asus.com for more information.

[2] BIOS-update process may require motherboard to be fitted with a current-generation processor.

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