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March 19, 2015

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

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (18th 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:

 
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

 
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.
  • 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.

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