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Upgrade Your ASUS Motherboard For Ultimate-speed USB3.1

The world’s most comprehensive USB3.1 solutions

USB 3.1 is here and ASUS brings you next-gen data transfers before anyone else on the planet. Be it a new ASUS motherboard or an upgrade, with our two USB 3.1 Card options (dual Type-A and Type-C) and our exclusive ASUS USB 3.1 Boost utility to accelerate your existing PC faster than ever before, you’ll experience lightning-speed transfers of up to 10Gb/s!

Discrete USB 3.1 Type-C Card (Single)

World’s first PCIe card for any PCIe x4, x8 and x16 slots, adding a future-proof reversible Type-C USB 3.1 port. It works perfectly with ASUS motherboards*.
* It requires both driver and BIOS update.

[Learn more via our QVL list]

ASUS USB 3.1 Boost

An exclusive utility that automatically accelerates USB 3.1 for sequential read/write speeds of up to 854.6/863.9MB/s

* It requires to update USB 3.1 Boost to V1.08.02 or later version

Intel core™ I7-5930K @ 3.5GHz CPU
ASUS X99-PRO motherboard (BIOS 0201)
ASUS USB 3.1 Type-A Card
SK Hynix MEN-HYN DDR4-2133 4G x2 memory
Win8.1 64bit | Samsung 840 EVO 250GB x2

2-step installation to ensure the best USB 3.1 performance

Visit your ASUS motherboard’s support page to download and refresh the latest BIOS.

Tip – use USB BIOS Flashback* to flash the BIOS using a USB storage device.
(USB BIOS Flashback is available on selected models)

Install the ASUS USB 3.1 Card driver from support DVD or ASUS support site.

MODELS

By chipset

Compatible with ASUS USB 3.1 card

USB 3.1 integrated or
Type A card bundled

BIOS version
X99 RAMPAGE V EXTREME/U3.1 Yes Yes(Type A card bundled) Yes(BIOS 1302)
RAMPAGE V EXTREME Yes   Yes(BIOS 1302)
X99-DELUXE/U3.1 Yes Yes(Type A card bundled) Yes(BIOS 1502)
X99-DELUXE Yes   Yes(BIOS 1502)
X99-PRO/USB 3.1 Yes Yes Yes(BIOS 0401)
X99-PRO Yes   Yes(BIOS 1401)
X99-S Yes   Yes(BIOS 1502)
X99-A/USB 3.1(TRANSFER EXPRESS) Yes Yes Yes(BIOS 0401)
X99-A/USB 3.1 Yes Yes Yes(BIOS 0401)
X99-A Yes   Yes(BIOS 1401)
X99-E WS/USB 3.1 Yes Yes Yes(Available in April)
X99-E WS Yes   Yes(BIOS 1003)
X99-WS/IPMI Yes   Yes(BIOS 0605)
Z97 Z97-DELUXE(NFC & WLC) Yes   Yes(BIOS 2205)
Z97-DELUXE/USB 3.1 Yes Yes Yes(BIOS 0401)
Z97-DELUXE Yes   Yes(BIOS 2205)
Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac)/USB 3.1 Yes Yes Yes(BIOS 0501)
Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac) Yes   Yes(BIOS 2205)
Z97-PRO Yes   Yes(BIOS 2205)
Z97-A/USB 3.1 Yes Yes Yes(BIOS 0501)
Z97-A Yes   Yes(BIOS 2205)
Z97-AR Yes   Yes(BIOS 2205)
Z97-C Yes   Yes(BIOS 2403)
Z97-E/USB 3.1 Yes Yes Yes(BIOS 0317)
Z97-E Yes   Yes(BIOS 0701)
Z97-K/USB 3.1 Yes Yes Yes(BIOS 0313)
Z97-K R2.0 Yes   Yes(BIOS 0801)
Z97-K Yes   Yes(BIOS 2602)
Z97-P Yes   Yes(BIOS 2704)
Z97M-PLUS Yes   Yes(BIOS 2701)
SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1/USB 3.1 Yes Yes Yes(BIOS 0401)
SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1 Yes   Yes(BIOS 2205)
SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK S Yes   Yes(BIOS 2205)
SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2 Yes   Yes(BIOS 2205)
GRYPHON Z97 Yes   Yes(BIOS 2205)
GRYPHON Z97(ARMOR EDITION) Yes   Yes(BIOS 2205)
MAXIMUS VII FORMULA/WATCH DOGS Yes   Yes(BIOS 2304)
MAXIMUS VII FORMULA Yes   Yes(BIOS 2304)
MAXIMUS VII HERO Yes   Yes(BIOS 2304)
MAXIMUS VII HERO/ACU Yes   Yes(BIOS 2304)
MAXIMUS VII GENE Yes   Yes(BIOS 2304)
MAXIMUS VII RANGER Yes   Yes(BIOS 2304)
MAXIMUS VII IMPACT Yes   Yes(BIOS 2304)
Z97-PRO GAMER Yes   Yes(BIOS 2102)
Z97-WS Yes   Yes(BIOS 2304)
Z97I-PLUS Yes   Yes(BIOS 2603)
H97 H97-PRO GAMER Yes   Yes(BIOS 2404)
H97-PRO Yes   Yes(BIOS 2705)
H97-PLUS Yes   Yes(BIOS 2501)
H97M-PLUS Yes   Yes(BIOS 2404)
H97M-E Yes   Yes(BIOS 2401)
H97I-PLUS Yes   Yes(BIOS 2602)
Q87 Q87I-PLUS Yes   Yes(BIOS 0401)
Q87M-E Yes   Yes(BIOS 1501)
Q87T Yes   Yes(BIOS 0912)
CS-B Yes   Yes(BIOS 1201)
B85 B85M-G PLUS/USB 3.1 Yes Yes Yes(BIOS 0305)
B85-PLUS/USB 3.1 Yes Yes Yes(BIOS 0309)
B85-PRO GAMER Yes   Yes(Available in April)
B85-PRO Yes   Yes(BIOS 2202)
B85-PRO R2.0 Yes   Yes(BIOS 0602)
B85-PLUS Yes   Yes(BIOS 2302)
B85-PLUS R2.0 Yes   Yes(BIOS 0501)
B85-A R2.0 Yes   Yes(BIOS 2102)
B85M-GAMER Yes   Yes(BIOS 0502)
B85M-G PLUS Yes   Yes(BIOS 0304)
B85M-D PLUS Yes   Yes(BIOS 0510)
B85M-D Yes   Yes(BIOS 2008)
B85M-K PLUS Yes   Yes(BIOS 0401)
B85M-K Yes   Yes(BIOS 1005)
B85M-F Yes   Yes(BIOS 2601)
H81 H81-PLUS Yes   Yes(BIOS 2301)
H81-A R2.0 Yes   Yes(BIOS 2301)
H81M-A Yes   Yes(BIOS 2201)
H81M-C Yes   Yes(BIOS 2301)
H81M-C R2.0 Yes   Yes(BIOS 2201)
H81M-CS Yes   Yes(BIOS 0401)
H81M-D Yes   Yes(BIOS 2203)
H81M-D R2.0 Yes   Yes(BIOS 0501)
H81M-E Yes   Yes(BIOS 2201)
H81M-E R2.0 Yes   Yes(BIOS 0501)
H81M-K Yes   Yes(BIOS 1101)
H81M-V PLUS Yes   Yes(BIOS 2006)
H81M-V3 Yes   Yes(BIOS 2005)
H81M-R Yes   Yes(BIOS 0503)

Vendor Model name Device Type Gen 1 (5Gbps) Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type A Type C Launch schedule
CFD Sales Inc.
(Brand Name: KUROUTOSHIKOU)
GW2.5FST-SU3.1 Enclosure   YES YES   4/E
PQI Connect 312 PenDrive YES   YES YES 5/E
SanDisk SanDisk Dual USB Drive Type-C PenDrive YES     YES 4/25