ASUS Announces Support for the Latest Intel Core i7 X-Series Processors

    ASUS Announces Support for the Latest Intel Core i7 X-Series Processors
    ASUS X99 Series motherboards support upcoming Intel Core i7 X-Series CPUs
    Fremont, California (April 14, 2016) -- ASUS today announced support for the upcoming Intel® Core™ i7 X-Series processors and Intel Xeon™ processors*, with UEFI BIOS updates available immediately for ASUS X99 Signature, TUF, and ROG Series motherboards.
    Easy BIOS updates with ASUS USB BIOS Flashback and EZ Flash 2
    ASUS X99 Series motherboards include the renowned ASUS USB BIOS Flashback feature, which enables users to apply UEFI BIOS updates with ease. This tool downloads the latest BIOS to a USB flash drive, enabling users to update the ASUS UEFI BIOS quickly and easily. The motherboard does not even need to have a CPU or DRAM modules in place; simply connect the power supply, plug in a FAT32 formatted USB drive, press the USB BIOS Flashback or ROG Connect button and then sit back and wait until the flash process is complete.

    Alternatively, users can apply the necessary UEFI BIOS update with the easy-to-use EZ Flash 2 utility — which is built into the UEFI BIOS — using a USB flash disk.

    Users keen to take advantage of the power of Intel Core i7 X-Series processors and Intel Xeon processors can visit the ASUS website (http://www.asus.com) and download the relevant UEFI BIOS version today.

    Compatible X99 Series motherboards

    * The Intel Xeon processor family is designed for servers. Some features may not be supported when installed on X99 series chipsets.
    For more details, please refer to the ASUS support site at http://support.asus.com
    Chipset Model Name UEFI BIOS Version UEFI BIOS Update Tool
    USB BIOS Flashback EZ Flash 2**
    X99 X99-DELUXE/U3.1 3004 Y Y
    X99-DELUXE 3004 Y Y
    X99-S 3004 Y Y
    X99-PRO/USB 3.1 3004 Y Y
    X99-PRO 3006 Y Y
    X99-A/USB 3.1 3005 Y Y
    X99-A/USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 3004 Y Y
    X99-A 3004 Y Y
    RAMPAGE V EXTREME/U3.1 3007 (BETA) Y Y
    RAMPAGE V EXTREME 3007 (BETA) Y Y
    SABERTOOTH X99 3004 Y Y

    ** EZ Flash 2 only supports BIOS updates using a flash storage device. EZ Flash 3 adds support for updates via a wired LAN internet connection. Please check the model-specific website to find the supported version.


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    AVAILABILITY & PRICING
    ASUS UEFI BIOS updates are available immediately worldwide. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information. A list of compatible X99 Series motherboards is also available online at intel-core-i7-x-series-cpu-ready.com.

    About ASUS

    ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,368 awards in 2015 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 17,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of over 5,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2015 was approximately US$14 billion.
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    CONTACTS
    Rajinder Gill
    Technical Marketing Manager
    Rajinder_Gill@ASUS.COM