Following AMD's announcement of the latest A-series APUs, Asus was quick to announce that all of its current A-series motherboards are ready for the newest refreshed APUs. The company's press release stated that Asus announced support for AMD A-Series "Godavari" APUs. (As we mentioned in an earlier post, though, the new line is a "Kaveri refresh;" "Godavari" was just internal nomenclature.)
The list of boards that support the new processor is quite long. Essentially all of the current A88X, A78, A68, A58, and A55 boards that Asus sells are included. Each of the boards will need to be flashed to the latest BIOS, which is available now through the EZ-Update utility.
|Model Name||UEFI BIOS Version||UEFI BIOS Update Tool||Graphics Driver Version|
|USB BIOS Flashback||EZ Update|
Owners of Asus A88X-Pro and Crossblade Ranger motherboards have an additional option for flashing their BIOS. These two top-end boards have support for a feature called USB BIOS Flashback. Using this method, users will save the BIOS file on a USB thumb drive. The motherboard simply needs power -- it doesn't even need a CPU or memory installed. With the USB stick plugged in, simply press the USB BIOS flashback button and the rest should be automatic.