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New BIOS update brings Ivy-E support to ASUS LGA2011 boards

ASUS launches BIOS updates for LGA2011 motherboards that adds support for Intel Ivy Bridge-E processors

By Charles Gantt on Aug 21, 2013 at 03:03 pm CDT - 0 mins, 45 secs reading time

Today, ASUS officially posted a BIOS update for its socket LGA2011 motherboards that ushers in support for Intel's Core i7 Ivy Bridge-E processors. To install the update, users need an old LGA2011 processor, or they can choose to use the ASUS USB BIOS Flashback utility which requires no CPU or RAM to flash the BIOS. Just a 24pin ATX connector.

New BIOS update brings Ivy-E support to ASUS LGA2011 boards | TweakTown.com

The P9X79 series, ROG Rampage series, and TUF Sabertooth X79 series are all supported and Ivy Bridge-E support is denoted by the following BIOS Versions:

  • P9X79 LE, P9X79, P9X79 Pro, and P9X79 Deluxe - BIOS version number 4301
  • ROG Rampage IV Extreme and Rampage IV Gene - BIOS version number 4401
  • ROG Rampage IV Formula - BIOS version number 4402
  • TUF Sabertooth X79 - BIOS version number 4309

To download your corresponding BIOS update, head over to Source #1 below.

Last updated: Nov 30, -0001 at 12:00 am CST

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