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Asus Updates BIOS for LGA2011: Adds Ivy Bridge-E Support

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Asus has officially released BIOS updates that bring Ivy Bridge-E support to its LGA2011 motherboards.

Asus has released its official new BIOSes for its LGA2011 motherboards, and within these updated BIOSes is support for the new Ivy Bridge-E CPUs. The updates are available for the following motherboards, with the corresponding BIOS number listed:

  • 4301 - P9X79 LE
  • 4301 - P9X79
  • 4301 - P9X79 Pro
  • 4301 - P9X79 Deluxe
  • 4401 - ROG Rampage IV Extreme
  • 4401 - ROG Rampage IV Gene
  • 4402 - ROG Rampage IV Formula
  • 4309 - TUF Sabertooth X79

The updates can be installed in two ways: either through the use of an older CPU or through the use of Asus' USB BIOS Flashback feature in case a non-Ivy Bridge-E isn't available. The BIOS updates are available here or through Asus' Support Site.

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    qlum , August 23, 2013 2:04 PM
    The thing I always find with bios updates to support new cpu's is that you never know when you can buy an updated mobo, I mean if you are upgrading the cpu on the same mobo sure but quite often when you don't it gets annoying.
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    CyranD , August 23, 2013 2:26 PM
    Intel Asus motherboards are fairly predictable which cpu will be supported ever since Intel went to there tick tock update schedule. New microarchitecture will need a new motherboards. Motherboards will be updated to support die shrinks versions of a microarchitecture.
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    gsxrme , August 24, 2013 8:25 AM
    I bet ivy-bridge cpus will post without the update just be an unknown cpu. People still get bent out of shape like we're still in the old days.
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    saymi , August 24, 2013 12:01 PM
    Official site has got 4201. How did you obtain 4309? Thanks for the news.