ASUS today announced new UEFI BIOS updates that add support for the revolutionary new Intel® Optane™ memory technology in compatible ASUS 200-Series motherboards.
Intel Optane memory is a new class of non-volatile memory — packaged in an M.2 module format — that enables SSD-like performance from a large hard disk drive (HDD), accelerating overall system performance and improving responsiveness for a blazing-fast computing experience. The new UEFI BIOS updates allow installation of the Intel Optane memory application, which activates the M.2 module. The combination of Intel Optane memory and a large HDD delivers intelligent system acceleration that minimizes boot-up times, reduces file-load times and speeds up frequently performed tasks. As it works with HDDs, Intel Optane technology allows users to enjoy the benefits of faster system performance while maintaining large storage capacities.
The new UEFI BIOS updates are available to download immediately for compatible ASUS 200-Series motherboards, allowing users to take advantage of the many performance benefits of Intel Optane memory.
Users who have purchased compatible ASUS 200-Series motherboards will be offered quick, safe, and easy firmware updates that add support for this revolutionary new memory technology. Once installed and configured, the ASUS UEFI BIOS permanently retains the Intel Optane memory configuration details — meaning users will not need to re-enter settings when restoring default settings, updating the BIOS, or when they clear the CMOS configuration.

Compatible ASUS 200-Series Motherboards

Chipset
Model Name
BIOS Version
UEFI BIOS Update Tool
USB BIOS Flashback
EZ Flash 3
Z270
ROG MAXIMUS IX EXTREME
0906
v
v
ROG MAXIMUS IX FORMULA
0906
v
v
ROG MAXIMUS IX CODE
0906
v
v
ROG MAXIMUS IX APEX
0906
v
v
ROG MAXIMUS IX HERO
0906
v
v
ROG STRIX Z270E GAMING
0906
 
v
ROG STRIX Z270F GAMING
0906
 
v
ROG STRIX Z270H GAMING
0906
 
v
ROG STRIX Z270G GAMING
0906
 
v
ROG STRIX Z270I GAMING
0607
 
v
TUF Z270 MARK 1
0906
v
v
TUF Z270 MARK 2
0906
 
v
PRIME Z270-A
0906
 
v
PRIME Z270-AR
0906
 
v
PRIME Z270-K
0610
 
v
PRIME Z270-P
0608
 
v
Z270-DRAGON
0608
 
v
PRIME Z270M-PLUS
0607
 
v
H270
ROG STRIX H270F GAMING
0607
 
v
PRIME H270-PRO
0607
 
v
PRIME H270-PLUS
0609
 
v
PRIME H270M-PLUS
0605
 
v
Q270
PRIME Q270M-C
0609
 
v
Q270M-CM-A
0609
 
v
B250
ROG STRIX B250F GAMING
0606
 
v
PRIME B250-PRO
0608
 
v
PRIME B250-PLUS
0608
 
v
PRIME B250M-PLUS
0607
 
v
PRIME B250M-A
0612
 
v
PRIME B250M-C
0607
 
v
EX-B250M-V5
0609
 
v

2 easy-to-use tools for fast updates

ASUS 200-Series motherboards include the renowned ASUS USB BIOS Flashback feature, enabling users to install UEFI BIOS updates with incredible ease. The innovative tool downloads the latest BIOS to a USB flash drive, allowing users to upgrade the media-acclaimed ASUS UEFI BIOS quickly and easily. With USB BIOS Flashback, the motherboard doesn’t need a CPU or DRAM modules installed, as long as the motherboard is connected to a power supply, users can plug in their USB drive and press the USB BIOS Flashback or Reset button for an instant upgrade.
Users can also update firmware by using the EZ Flash 3 tool. The UEFI BIOS upgrade is downloaded via the internet using EZ Flash 3, and with just a few simple steps the motherboard will be upgraded to the latest firmware, ready for blazing-fast Intel Optane memory.
To take advantage of these updates, users can visit the ASUS website, www.asus.com, and download the relevant UEFI BIOS version today.
A compatibility list showing which ASUS 200-Series motherboards support Intel Optane memory is provided below, and is also available from: 
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