2013-05-16-asus-z87-motherboards-goldenASUS released UEFI BIOS updates for all their 8 series socket LGA 1150 motherboards. Updated UEFI BIOS enable support for upcoming Intel Haswell Refresh processors. New CPUs are expected to be launched in 2014 Q2, with unlocked K models coming in 2014 Q3.

Press release:

ASUS announced that all 8 Series motherboards offer support for new 4th-generation Intel Core processors, assuring a quick, safe, and smooth upgrade — immediately. A simple UEFI BIOS update is all that’s required to enable users to enjoy the great performance of the latest CPUs.

All ASUS 8 series Intel motherboards support new 4th-generation Intel Core processors by following one of two simple procedures. ASUS 8 series motherboards that include the renowned ASUS USB BIOS Flashback feature enable users to apply UEFI BIOS updates with incredible ease. This innovative tool lets users update UEFI BIOS with just a USB flash drive containing the appropriate UEFI BIOS file. The motherboard does not even need to have a CPU or DRAM modules in place: users can simply connect the power supply, plug in their USB drive, press the USB BIOS Flashback or Reset button and then sit back and wait — there’s nothing else to do!

For other ASUS 8 series motherboards the necessary UEFI BIOS update takes just one click in an easy-to-use Windows-based BIOS updater application, which can be downloaded from the ASUS website. Users keen to take advantage of the power of the latest 4th-generation Intel Core processors can visit the ASUS website, at www.asus.com, and download the relevant UEFI BIOS version today.