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Hot Of The Press New – UEFI BIOS Updates – Firmware – Jan 2015

BIOS / UEFI releases for the work week 5 of 2015 / January 26th 2015.

As any enthusiast knows hardware only takes you so far. When considering what affects your experience with component products whether it be a motherboard, graphics card or a router, firmware makes a big difference. Firmware affects almost all aspects of a product whether it be performance, compatibility / interoprability, reliability as well as general functionality and even the GUI.  This is an area ASUS has spent considerable time and effort, committing a large number of its internal resources to ensure we have leading firmware that provides a superior user experience. In this new ongoing series we will be covering new updates as they are released. We will be noting what type improvements they enable or implement. Additionally as drivers can also affect performance considerably we  will do our best to give you visibility on important driver releases that can provide or enable new functionality, resolves issues or overall improve the user experience. So if you have been wondering whether a new UEFI ( BIOS ) has been released for your board. look no further.

Below is the list of motherboards have received updates this month. As always you can grab these updates at support.asus.com. For networking we hope to have the list of released firmware available soon and incorporate this into our weekly update.

I have listed updates issues for motherboards since our last post in mid Sept.

I would recommend you use control F ( find ) to search if your motherboard is listed.

For the majority of users if you currently have a system working free of issues then I would advise there is no need for updating your firmware ( UEFI / BIOS ). Conditions I would recommend you update the UEFI are noted below.

  1. Building your system – Updating to the latest UEFI will help to ensure you have the best interoprability, compatibility, performance and stability
  2. Experiencing stability or compatibility issues – While stability and compatibility issues can be affected by a wide range of factors independent of the UEFI if you have gone through standard troubleshooting steps and have verified the issue at stock operation ( as well after a full clean OS installation ) you should consider updating to a newer UEFI / BIOS.
  3. Interested in new features – At times post the launch of initial firmware we may integrate new levels of functionality into the UEFI and applications associated with the UEFI ( such as AiSuite ).

Advisory note – Updating the UEFI can affect RAID configurations due to the option ROM potentially being updated / modified this can render a previously configured RAID unusable. As such it is always advised if you are running a RAID to research prior to the update as well as complete a backup of important data.

It has been a little since we posted our last update include below are updates going back to our last update posted in December.

UEFI releases of note

GRYPHON z97 – 2101

RAMPAGE V EXTREME 0901

MAXIMUS VII HERO 2201

Z97M-PLUS – 2501

Z97I-PLUS – 2304

F2A85-M PRO – 6601

MAXIMUS VII GENE – 2013

MAXIMUS VII IMPACT – 2102

CROSSBLADE RANGER – 0804

A88X-PRO – 1602

A88XM-PLUS – 2001

X99 A – 1203

SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1 – 2101]

x99 PRO – 1203

RAMPAGE IV FORMULA – 5001

A88X PLUS – 2101

x99 DELUXE – 1203

you can download the updates at support.asus.com

B85-PRO 2106
H81M-P 2201
B85M-D 2006
B85M-F 2109
B85M-K 1003
GRYPHON-Z97 2101
H81M-C 2202
H81M-C-R2 2104
H81M-E-R2 0401
H81M-D-R2 0401
H61M-PRO 0408
H81-GAMER 0501
H81M-D-PLUS 2201
A58M-A-USB3 1201
B85M-E 2106
B85M-E-DASH 0307
B85M-E-DASH 0409
RAMPAGE-V-EXTREME 0901
MAXIMUS-VII-HERO 2201
H61M-F 0702
AM1M-A-BR-SI 0501
H81M2 2106
H81M-P-SI 0309
AM1M-A 1001
H81M-PLUS 2106
P8H61-I-R2 1402
H81I-PLUS 2201
A55BM-PLUS 1804
A55BM-A/USB3 2401
F2A55-M 6603
F2A85-M PRO 6601
Z97M-PLUS 2501
Z97-K 2401
Z97-C 2306
Z97-E 0501
Z97-P 2601
Z97-K-R2 0602
Z97-PRO-GAMER 0501
Z97I-PLUS 2304
Z97M-PLUS-BR-SI 2501
H81M-E 2106
H81M-K 1003
B85M-G-R2 2009
B85M-E-R2 2105
B85M-E-BR-SI 2103
H81M-CS-SI 0304
H81M-A-BR-SI 2106
H81M-C-BR 2004
MAXIMUS-VII-GENE 2013
H81M-D 2107
MAXIMUS-VII-IMPACT 2102
B85M-E 2201
J1800I-C-BR-SI 0702
UN62 0401
H81M-E 2107
A78M-E 1002
CROSSBLADE RANGER 0804
A58M-E 1401
A58M-F 1101
A58M-K 1201
A58M-A-USB3 1301
A58M-E-R2 0501
A78M-A 1204
A78M-E 1002
A88XM-A 2001
A88XM-E 1006
A68HM-E 0601
A68HM-K 0601
A68HM-PLUS 0503
A88X-PRO 1602
A88X-GAMER 0603
A88X-PLUS 2003
A88XM-PLUS 2001
A55BM-E 2204
A55BM-K 1504
A55BM-A-USB3 2402
A55BM-PLUS 1901
VM40B 1501
M5A88-M-EVO 1901
P8Q773L-ASUS-BT1AG 0602
A55-C-PLUS 0907
A58-C 0602
A58M-A-BR-SI 0904
A55BM-E-BR-SI 1404
Q87T-SI 0910
A68HM-F 0306
B85-A 0603
X99-A 1203
A55M-E 0712
B85-PLUS 2109
Q87I-PLUS-SI 0302
VM42 1003
GR8 0901
A55BM-A-USB3-ASUS-K30BF 0405
A55BM-A-USB3-ASUS-M32BF 0405
H81M-E-ASUS-M52AD 0501
H81M-E-ASUS-K31AD 0501
H81M-E-ASUS-M12AD 0501
SABERTOOTH-Z97-MARK-1 2101
X99-PRO 1203
Q87M-E 1402
Rampage-IV-Formula 5001
M5A78L-M-USB3 2101
B85M-V-PRO-SI 0311
B85-A-R2 2009
B85M-F 2110
B85M-D-PLUS 0508
B85M-V-PLUS-SI 0409
B85M-E-DASH 0503
B85M-G 2202
B85M-E-BR-SI 2105
B85-PLUS 2201
A58-C 0603
A58M-E 1502
F2A85-M2 1202
A58M-F 1201
M5A97-PLUS 0404
J1900I-C-SI 0610
A55BM-A-USB3-ASUS-K30BF 0406
A55BM-A-USB3-ASUS-M32BF 0406
A88X-PLUS 2101
A68HM-PLUS 0601
X99-S 1203
X99-DELUXE 1203
H81M-P-PLUS 0208
MAXIMUS-VII-RANGER 2101
H81M-P-PLUS 0209
M5A97-PLUS 0405
B85M-V5-PLUS 0304
B85M-GAMER 0402