ASUS announces 600 Series motherboards support for 13th Gen Intel Processors


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ASUS today announced BIOS support and updates readying a range of motherboards for a new wave of Intel CPUs. ASUS provides convenient tools to update the BIOS — BIOS Flashback and EZ Flashi . The design of BIOS Flashback allows users to update the BIOS without entering the BIOS screen, and the ASUS EZ Flash 3 program allows them to easily update the BIOS version without entering the Windows operating system. ASUS 600-series motherboards will receive support for these new CPUs according to the chart below.

All UEFI BIOS updates will be available on the respective motherboard support pages, which can be accessed via the ASUS Support website at Official Support | ASUS Global.

ChipsetProduct lineModel nameBIOS version
Z690ROGROG MAXIMUS Z690 EXTREME GLACIAL1601
ROG MAXIMUS Z690 EXTREME1601
ROG MAXIMUS Z690 FORMULA1601
ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO1601
ROG MAXIMUS Z690 APEX1601
ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO EVA1601
ROG STRIXROG STRIX Z690-E GAMING WIFI1601
ROG STRIX Z690-F GAMING WIFI1601
ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI1601
ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI D41601
ROG STRIX Z690-G GAMING WIFI1601
ROG STRIX Z690-I GAMING WIFI1601
ProArtProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI1601
PRIMEPRIME Z690-A1601
PRIME Z690-P WIFI1603
PRIME Z690-P1603
PRIME Z690-P WIFI D41603
PRIME Z690-P D41603
PRIME Z690M-PLUS D41603
TUF GAMINGTUF GAMING Z690-PLUS1601
TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI1601
TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS D41601
TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D41601



iPlease check the relevant support website for the motherboard model to make sure the compatibility of BIOS Flashback and EZ Flash 3.

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I wonder why Asus released BIOS updates to support the Gen13 CPUs so early? The new processors may not be available until this autumn.

This isn't a complaint. I've preferred Asus motherboards for years.
 

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I wonder why Asus released BIOS updates to support the Gen13 CPUs so early? The new processors may not be available until this autumn.

This isn't a complaint. I've preferred Asus motherboards for years.
Same, have had my Asus Sabertooth r2 motherboard since it was made and it has been rock solid both on overclocking and reliable
 

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Interesting. In the fine print:

"Note that the initial BIOS version is for power-up purposes only and is not suitable for performance testing. A full-function version will be made available when the new CPUs are launched."

Perhaps they did it to have motherboards in the pipeline that would boot with the Gen 13 CPUs. I'm not sure how much it would help. I have recently bought some Asus motherboards, and the age of the installed BIOS varied widely.

I believe that some of the Asus boards can update the BIOS even if the system is not bootable with the existing BIOS. However, for me, being able to do the upgrade with the EZ Flash utility (where you can at least see what's happening) would cause less anxiety.
 

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I also love Asus boards.
Just installed latest 1601.

Got rid of my ROG WiFi A Z590 Sound chip issues, Back with a TUF Z690 D4 with a 1220 sound chip, no issues.
 

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Coming out with minimal drivers so early may simply be a marketing thing so that they can boast that they are the first to support the 13th Gen CPUs.
 

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