ASUS Releases UEFI Updates For Intel’s Next-Gen LGA 1151 CPUs

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  1. HardOCP News

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    ASUS has released UEFI updates for 87 motherboards in anticipation of Intel's next-generation LGA 1151 processors. Those of you that want to upgrade to the new processors but still use your existing Z170 motherboard, can do so after a simple BIOS update. Hit the link for an interactive chart containing a list of all the compatible motherboards.

    Our firmware teams have been busy compiling and validating UEFI builds that enable support, and those builds are ready to download today. The current support list includes no fewer than 87 ASUS motherboards, with more to be added in the near future. So, if you already own or are thinking of purchasing one of our 100-series motherboards, you can rest assured it will work with the next-gen CPUs.
     
  2. alxlwson

    alxlwson You Know Where I Live

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    Interesting! Busy indeed! I believe that I'll replace my 6600k with a new i7 when they release.
     
  3. evilsofa

    evilsofa [H]ardForum Junkie

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  4. Eldata

    Eldata Limp Gawd

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  5. lolfail9001

    lolfail9001 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Because you don't claim to support something not available to customers. UEFI updates however, should be up beforehand, simply to make sure motherboards at the moment of release support it.
     
  6. Ocellaris

    Ocellaris Ginger @le, an alcoholic's best friend.

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    Now hopefully Gigabyte follows this trend, I want to move to a Kaby Lake i7.
     
  7. Burticus

    Burticus 2[H]4U

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    Hmmm, new Kaby Lake for my Z170 Pro Gamer, or buy an i7-6700k on Ebay? I have an i5-6600k now.... not that I really need hyperthreading that badly. New cpu probably matters dick to my GTX 1070 for gaming. XCOM2 is not exactly framerate limited...
     
  8. Eldata

    Eldata Limp Gawd

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    Seems like a claim to me;

    "The current support list includes no fewer than 87 ASUS motherboards, with more to be added in the near future. So, if you already own or are thinking of purchasing one of our 100-series motherboards, you can rest assured it will work with the next-gen CPUs."