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 selected ASUS motherboards. Intel Optane memory accelerates attached storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels faster and more responsive.

*Supports X-series, 8th and 7th Generation Intel processors. Some processors may require driver and BIOS updates.

Learn more about Intel Optane memory

Why

choose the ASUS UEFI BIOS?

ASUS 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.

Guide to set up Intel Optane memory in BIOS

update steps

USB BIOS Flashback

System requirements:

  • Power supply
  • USB flash drive
  • ASUS 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 and save the BIOS file

Select the USB storage device and click ‘Download’. The BIOS file will automatically be 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 the relevant support website for your motherboard model.

1. Connect Ethernet cable

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-on, 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 motherboards fully support Intel Optane memory. Some models may require BIOS update.

Chipset Model Name UEFI BIOS
Version
UEFI BIOS Update Tool
BIOS Flashback EZ Flash 3
X299 ROG RAMPAGE VI EXTREME All Yes Yes
ROG RAMPAGE VI APEX All Yes Yes
ROG STRIX X299-XE GAMING All Yes Yes
ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING All Yes Yes
PRIME X299-DELUXE All Yes Yes
PRIME X299-A All Yes Yes
TUF X299 MARK 1 All Yes Yes
TUF X299 MARK 2 All   Yes
Z370 ROG MAXIMUS X FORMULA All Yes Yes
ROG MAXIMUS X CODE All Yes Yes
ROG MAXIMUS X APEX All Yes Yes
ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (Wi-Fi AC) All Yes Yes
ROG MAXIMUS X HERO All Yes Yes
ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING All Yes Yes
ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING All   Yes
ROG STRIX Z370-H GAMING All   Yes
ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING (WI-FI AC) All   Yes
ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING All   Yes
ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING All   Yes
PRIME Z370-A All   Yes
PRIME Z370-P All   Yes
Z370-DRAGON All   Yes
TUF Z370-PRO GAMING All   Yes
TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING All   Yes
Z270 ROG MAXIMUS IX EXTREME 1009 Yes Yes
ROG MAXIMUS IX FORMULA 1009 Yes Yes
ROG MAXIMUS IX CODE 1009 Yes Yes
ROG MAXIMUS IX APEX 1010 Yes Yes
ROG MAXIMUS IX HERO 1009 Yes Yes
ROG STRIX Z270E GAMING 1009   Yes
ROG STRIX Z270F GAMING 1009   Yes
ROG STRIX Z270H GAMING 1009   Yes
ROG STRIX Z270G GAMING 1009   Yes
ROG STRIX Z270I GAMING 0814   Yes
TUF Z270 MARK 1 1009 Yes Yes
TUF Z270 MARK 2 1009   Yes
PRIME Z270-A 1009   Yes
PRIME Z270-AR 1009   Yes
PRIME Z270-K 0809   Yes
PRIME Z270-P 0812   Yes
PRIME Z270M-PLUS 0812   Yes
Z270-DRAGON 0810   Yes
H370 ROG Strix H370-F Gaming All   Yes
ROG Strix H370-I Gaming All   Yes
TUF H370-PRO GAMING (WI-FI) All   Yes
TUF H370-PRO GAMING All   Yes
PRIME H370-A All   Yes
PRIME H370M-PLUS All   Yes
H270 ROG STRIX H270F GAMING 0809   Yes
ROG STRIX H270I GAMING 0809   Yes
PRIME H270-PRO 0808   Yes
PRIME H270-PLUS 0808   Yes
PRIME H270M-PLUS 0809   Yes
Q270 PRIME Q270M-C 0810   Yes
Q270M-CM-A 0808   Yes
B360 ROG Strix B360-F Gaming All   Yes
ROG Strix B360-I Gaming All   Yes
ROG Strix B360-H Gaming All   Yes
ROG Strix B360-G Gaming All   Yes
TUF B360-PRO GAMING (WI-FI) All   Yes
TUF B360-PRO GAMING All   Yes
TUF B360-PLUS GAMING All   Yes
TUF B360M-PLUS GAMING All   Yes
TUF B360M-E GAMING All   Yes
PRIME B360M-A All   Yes
PRIME B360M-D All   Yes
B250 ROG STRIX B250F GAMING 0810   Yes
ROG STRIX B250H GAMING 0810   Yes
ROG STRIX B250I GAMING 0809   Yes
ROG STRIX B250G GAMING 0810   Yes
PRIME B250-PRO 0808   Yes
PRIME B250-PLUS 0811   Yes
PRIME B250M-PLUS 0809   Yes
PRIME B250M-A 0810   Yes
PRIME B250M-C 0809   Yes
EX-B250M-V5 0809   Yes

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

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