News Categories

ASUS announces support for 5th-generation Broadwell Intel Core processors

By Koh Wanzi - on 17 Mar 2015, 10:16am

ASUS announces support for 5th-generation Broadwell Intel Core processors


The ASUS Z97 Deluxe/USB 3.1 will support the new UEFI BIOS update. (Image Source: ASUS)

Intel launched its fifth-generation Broadwell Intel Core mobile processors at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this year. Broadwell’s launch has been a long time coming, and ASUS is now the first company to announce immediate availability of UEFI BIOS updates for all Intel 9 Series motherboards to enable compatibility with upcoming Broadwell processors.

Users with ASUS Z97 or H97 motherboards that support ASUS’s USB BIOS Flashback feature will be able to apply the updates easily by simply downloading the latest BIOS for their motherboard to a USB flash drive. Users need only plug the drive into their PC and hit the USB BIOS Flashback or Reset button and the new BIOS will be flashed automatically.

System builders will also appreciate this feature as they can update the BIOS before their system is fully assembled because the motherboard does not need to have a CPU or DRAM modules in place before flashing.

For other 9 Series motherboards without this feature, users can download the Windows-based BIOS updater application from ASUS’s website. This update will come as welcome news for users who wish to take advantage of the power of the new 14nm Broadwell processors. For a full list of supported motherboards, please click here.

Source: ASUS

Join HWZ's Telegram channel here and catch all the latest tech news!
Our articles may contain affiliate links. If you buy through these links, we may earn a small commission.