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

BIOS / UEFI releases for the work week 13 of 2015 / March 23rd 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: the firmware for those components & devices makes a big difference. Firmware affects almost all aspects of a product whether it be performance, compatibility / interoperability, 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 interoperability, 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.

 

RAMPAGE V EXTREME – 1302

X99 DELUXE – 1502

X99 DELUXE USB 3.1 – 1502

X99 PRO – 1401

X99 A – 1401

X99 A USB 3.1 – 0401

SABERTOOTH X99 – 0216

Z97 A – 2205

Z97 A USB 3.1 – 0501

Z97 AR – 2205

Z97 PRO – 2205

Z97 PRO WiFi AC USB 3.1 – 0401

Z97 DELUXE – 2205

Z97 DELUXE USB 3.1 – 0401

SABERTOOHT Z97 MARK 1 – 2303

SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2 – 2303

SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK S – 2303

SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1 – USB 3.1 – 0401

SABERTOOHT Z97 MARK 2 USB 3.1 – 0203

GRYPHON Z97 – 2205

Z97 PRO GAMER – 2102H97 PRO – 2705

Z97M PLUS – 2701

Z97i PLUS – 2603

MAXIMUS VII RANGER – 2304

MAXIMUS VII HERO – 2401

MAXIMUS VII FORMULA – 2304

MAXIMUS VII GENE – 2401

MAXIMUS VII IMPACT – 2401

H97 PRO GAMER – 2404

H97I PLUS – 2503

F1A75-V PRO – 2507

A85XM-A – 6604

F2A85-V – 6605

H87-PRO – 2104

 

Complete listing of newly released UEFI / BIOS. * this list contains updates spanned across the 6 weeks. As such there are multiple updates for the same board. Please check the support site for the most current build.

 

A58M-A-BR-SI 1002
A55BM-E-BR-SI 1502
A68HM-F 0404
A58-C 0705
A58-C 0706
A55-C-PLUS 0910
Z97-A-USB31 0305
Z97-A-USB31 0401
Z97-DELUXE-USB31 0301
SABERTOOTH-Z97-MARK-1-USB31 0211
H97-PRO 2513
Z97-C 2309
Z97-K 2404
RAMPAGE-V-EXTREME 1103
Z97-PRO-WIFI-AC-USB31 0401
J1900M-A-SI 0303
Z97-E-USB-31 0317
Z97I-PLUS 2401
Z97-K-USB-31 0313
UN62V 0310
J1800M-A-SI 0307
H97M-PLUS 2402
H97-PLUS 2402
H97-PRO 2703
H97-PRO GAMER 2402
H97M-E 2302
Z97M-PLUS 2604
Z97-K 2502
Z97-C 2401
Z97-E 0602
Z97-P 2702
Z97-K R2.0 0702
Z97-PRO GAMER 2002
B85M-V5-PLUS 0306
Z97I-PLUS 2502
H97I-PLUS 2502
X99-DELUXE/U3.1 1401
X99-PRO 1401
X99-A 1401
Z97-DELUXE(NFC & WLC) 2205
Z97-DELUXE/USB 3.1 0401
Z97-DELUXE 2205
Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac) 2205
Z97-PRO 2205
Z97-A/USB 3.1 0501
Z97-A 2205
Z97-AR 2205
SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1/USB 3.1 0401
SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1 2205
SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2 2205
SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK S 2205
GRYPHON Z97 ARMOR EDITION 2205
GRYPHON Z97 2205
MAXIMUS VII FORMULA 2304
MAXIMUS VII HERO 2304
MAXIMUS VII RANGER 2304
MAXIMUS VII GENE 2304
MAXIMUS VII IMPACT 2304
B85M-V5-PLUS 0401
B85M-V-PRO-SI 0401
B85M-E 2202
B85M-E-DASH 0504
B85M-E-R2 2106
B85M-D 2007
B85M-F 2301
B85M-GAMER 0501
B85-PLUS 2301
B85M-K 1004
B85M-V-PLUS-SI 0601
B85-PRO-R2 0403
B85-PLUS-R2 0403
H87M-E 2101
H87M-PLUS 2105
B85-PRO 2201
B85-A-R2 2101
B85M-G-R2 2101
H81-GAMER 0502
J1800I-C-SI 0608
J1800I-A-SI 0606
Z97M-PLUS-BR-SI 2604
Z97-DELUXE-USB31 2302
H97-PRO-GAMER 2403
Z97-C 2402
B85M-G 2301
MAXIMUS-VII-IMPACT 2401
H97-PRO 2704
MAXIMUS-VII-HERO 2401
Z97-E 0603
H97M-PLUS 2403
Z97-PRO-WIFI-AC-USB31 2303
MAXIMUS-VII-GENE 2401
B85M-E-BR-SI 2106
X99-PRO-USB31 0401
SABERTOOTH-Z97-MARK-1 2303
SABERTOOTH-Z97-MARK-2 2303
SABERTOOTH-Z97-MARK-S 2303
SABERTOOTH-Z97-MARK-1-USB31 2304
X99-S 1502
X99-DELUXE 1502
X99-DELUXE/U3.1 1502
RAMPAGE-V-EXTREME 1302
MAXIMUS-VII-FORMULA 2401
UN62 0603
SABERTOOTH-X99 0216
J1900I-C-SI 0611
H97-PLUS 2403
Z97-K 2503
Z97-K-R2 0703
Z97-P 2703
Z97M-PLUS 2605
Z97-PRO-GAMER 2003
Z97I-PLUS 2503
H97M-E 2303
H97I-PLUS 2503
GR6 0208
X99-A-USB31 0401
B85M-K-PLUS 0305
SABERTOOTH-Z97-MARK-2-USB31 0203
F1A55-M-LK-R2 5602
Z97M-PLUS-BR-SI 2605
Z97-C 2402
Z97-E 0701
H97-PLUS 2501
H97-PRO 2705
B85-PLUS-R2 0501
B85-PRO-R2 0602
B85-PLUS 2302
B85-PRO 2202
B85-A R2.0 2102
B85M-GAMER 0502
H97I-PLUS 2602
H97M-E 2401
H97M-PLUS 2404
H97-PRO GAMER 2404
Z97I-PLUS 2603
Z97-K 2602
Z97-K R2.0 0801
Z97M-PLUS 2701
Z97-P 2704
Z97-PRO GAMER 2102
F1A75-V-PRO 2507
F1A55-M-LX3-PLUS-R2 5802
A55M-A 6601
A55M-A-USB3 6601
F2A55-M-LK2 6308
F2A55-M-LK2-PLUS 6308
A85XM-A 6604
F2A85-V 6605
Z87I-PRO-SI 1005
Z87M-PLUS 1107
H87-PRO 2104
AM1I-A-SI 0603
Z87I-DELUXE-SI 1204
E2KM1I-DELUXE 0504
F1A55-M-LX3-R2 5602
H81T-SI 0706
H81T-R2-SI 0404
P8H77-M-PRO 1505
B85M-F 2401
Q87T-SI 0911
P8H77-V 1905
AM1M-A-BR-SI 0601
UN42 0603
H81M-D-R2 0501
H87-PLUS 2003
H81M-CS-SI 0401
H81M-E-R2 0501
Z87-K 1402
H81M-K-BR-SI 0501
AM1M-A 1101
CS-B 1108
H87M-PRO 2102
H81-A-R2 2301