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June 16, 2015

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


Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (15th June, 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
USB BIOS Flashback
EZ Update
A88X
Crossblade Ranger
1002
Yes
Yes
A88X-Pro
1902
Yes
Yes
A88X-Gamer
904
N/A
Yes
A88X-Plus
2302
N/A
Yes
A88XM-A
2204
N/A
Yes
A78
A78M-E
1301
N/A
Yes
A68
A68HM-E
803
N/A
Yes
A58
A58M-A/USB3
1505
N/A
Yes
** ASUS motherboards models listed above are available in Malaysia.

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