GET READY FOR INTEL® OPTANE™ MEMORY

UPDATE ASUS 200 SERIES MOTHERBOARDS UEFI BIOS IN A FLASH

INTEL OPTANE MEMORY & ASUS UEFI BIOS

What is

Intel Optane Memory Ready

Intel® Optane memory* is a revolutionary non-volatile memory technology supported by ASUS 200 Series motherboards. Intel Optane memory accelerates attached storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels faster and more responsive.

*Supports 7th Generation Intel® processors; requires driver and BIOS updates.

Why

choose the ASUS UEFI BIOS?

ASUS 200 Series motherboards offer quick, safe and smooth firmware updates — and now they also support Intel Optane memory! Once installed and configured, the ASUS UEFI BIOS will retain all Intel Optane memory-configuration details — so you won’t need to re-enter settings when restoring, updating the BIOS, or when you clear the CMOS.

update steps

USB BIOS Flashback

System requirements:

  • Power supply
  • USB flash drive
  • ASUS 200 Series motherboards with USB BIOS Flashback

1. Select the correct UEFI BIOS file

To find the latest BIOS, just launch AI Suite 3 and click the ”Check for New BIOS Update” button.

Example:

+BIOS

2. Download the BIOS file and save it to root folder on the USB storage device

Select the USB storage device and click Download. The BIOS file will automatically renamed and saved to the top-level (root) folder on the USB storage device.

Example:

+BIOS Utilities

3. Connect a power supply to your system

4. Connect the USB storage device then press the relevant button to complete the BIOS update

Plug the USB storage device into the motherboard’s USB BIOS Flashback port; then press and hold the USB BIOS Flashback or ROG Connect button for three seconds. When the LED begins to blink, release the button.

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EZ FLASH 3

System requirements:

  • EZ Flash 3 enables BIOS updates via a USB device or the internet. For full support information, please check your motherboard model’s website.

1. Download latest BIOS file

Connect a working LAN cable to your system. An active internet connection is required.

2. Enter EZ 3 Flash setup

To enter the BIOS, press the Delete (Del) or F2 button during your system’s power-up, self-test (POST) procedure. In the BIOS, press F7 to access Advanced mode. Use the arrow keys to select Tool; hit Enter and then select ASUS EZ Flash 3 Utilities.

3. Flash the BIOS via the internet

Select ‘via Internet’ to update the BIOS. Next, select an active internet connection. Follow on-screen instructions to start downloading and updating the BIOS.

4. Update automatically

Wait for EZ Flash 3 to automatically update the BIOS. When it’s finished, your system will restart automatically.

SUPPORTED MODEL LIST

The following ASUS 200 Series motherboards can be updated with the listed (or later) BIOS version for compatibility with Intel® Optane™ memory.

Chipset Model Name UEFI BIOS
Version
UEFI BIOS Update Tool
BIOS Flashback EZ Flash 3
Z270 ROG MAXIMUS IX EXTREME 0906 Yes Yes
ROG MAXIMUS IX FORMULA 0906 Yes Yes
ROG MAXIMUS IX CODE 0906 Yes Yes
ROG MAXIMUS IX APEX 0906 Yes Yes
ROG MAXIMUS IX HERO 0906 Yes Yes
ROG STRIX Z270E GAMING 0906   Yes
ROG STRIX Z270F GAMING 0906   Yes
ROG STRIX Z270H GAMING 0906   Yes
ROG STRIX Z270G GAMING 0906   Yes
ROG STRIX Z270I GAMING 0607   Yes
TUF Z270 MARK 1 0906 Yes Yes
TUF Z270 MARK 2 0906   Yes
PRIME Z270-A 0906   Yes
PRIME Z270-AR 0906   Yes
PRIME Z270-K 0610   Yes
PRIME Z270-P 0608   Yes
PRIME Z270M-PLUS 0607   Yes
Z270-DRAGON 0608   Yes
       
H270 ROG STRIX H270F GAMING 0607   Yes
PRIME H270-PRO 0607   Yes
PRIME H270-PLUS 0609   Yes
PRIME H270M-PLUS 0605   Yes
       
Q270 PRIME Q270M-C 0609   Yes
Q270M-CM-A 0609   Yes
       
B250 ROG STRIX B250F GAMING 0606   Yes
ROG STRIX B250H GAMING 0303   Yes
ROG STRIX B250G GAMING 0403   Yes
PRIME B250-PRO 0608   Yes
PRIME B250-PLUS 0608   Yes
PRIME B250M-PLUS 0607   Yes
PRIME B250M-A 0612   Yes
PRIME B250M-C 0607   Yes
EX-B250M-V5 0609   Yes

*Please note, availability of the following ASUS 200 Series Motherboards will vary depending on location and stock availability. To check the models available in your region, click here.

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