Wednesday, August 8th 2018

ASUS Releasing 9th Gen Core Supporting BIOS Updates

ASUS announced that it is releasing motherboard BIOS updates that add 9th generation Core "Whiskey Lake" processor compatibility for almost its entire Intel 300-series chipset motherboard family. This includes models based on H310, B360, Q370, and H370 chipsets, and not just the top Z370. Intel is expected to debut its 9th generation Core processor family with three SKUs later this year: the Core i9-9900K, the Core i7-9700K, and the Core i5-9600K. The tables below list motherboard models alongside the minimum BIOS version you'll need for "Whiskey Lake" compatibility. You'll find your BIOS in the "support" tab of the product page of your motherboard on ASUS website.
Source: ASUS
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9 Comments on ASUS Releasing 9th Gen Core Supporting BIOS Updates

#1
RejZoR
ASUS imo has by far the best BIOS support of all vendors. Especiall ygiven how many mobo models they have. All other vendors mostly release one here and there, but ASUS keeps things alive for years. My old Rampage II Gene was getting updates for like 4 years which is insane. Granted, it heavily depends on model and higher end ones get more, but still.
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Manu_PT
RejZoR said:
ASUS imo has by far the best BIOS support of all vendors. Especiall ygiven how many mobo models they have. All other vendors mostly release one here and there, but ASUS keeps things alive for years. My old Rampage II Gene was getting updates for like 4 years which is insane. Granted, it heavily depends on model and higher end ones get more, but still.
Asus mobos and support are very good, doesnt matter what people say. My main problem with them are the prices. They charge more than their competitors for the same performance on every product.

However these 9th gen bios updates are snake oil (not only asus ofc). We all know 90% of the motherboards wont cope with 8 core chips. Throttling paradise.
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E-curbi
Manu_PT said:
Asus mobos and support are very good, doesnt matter what people say. My main problem with them are the prices. They charge more than their competitors for the same performance on every product.

However these 9th gen bios updates are oil snake (not only asus ofc). We all know 90% of the motherboards wont cope with 8 core chips. Throttling paradise.
Agree 100%! Go with a Maximus 11 Extreme or Apex 11 and you'll be fine with the 9900K 8c/16t bad boy. LOL Oh wait, did I show you TPU gents my 8086K OC results yet? :D

(with an Asus ROG Apex 10 board) :)

Cinebench MT 5.4Ghz stable all cores all threads
Cinebench ST 5.5Ghz stable all cores all threads
Win 10 5.6Ghz boot stable (had to turn off hyperthreading LOL)

...all overclocking completed with a tiny little Noctua C14S. Oh Dear God, that's some silicon efficiency right there.:roll:

Go R.O.G. :peace:
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dj-electric
E-curbi said:
LOL Oh wait, did I show you TPU gents my 8086K OC results yet?
I have not seen this before. Can you tell us more about it?
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E-curbi
dj-electric said:
I have not seen this before. Can you tell us more about it?
:roll: You cool bro, putting up with my 8086K OC ad infinitum/ad nauseam. LOL

I hereby cease and desist. :D

Although I may have some awesome 9900K results in a couple months. :)

My Batman rig.
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#6
SimpleTECH
RejZoR said:
ASUS imo has by far the best BIOS support of all vendors. Especiall ygiven how many mobo models they have. All other vendors mostly release one here and there, but ASUS keeps things alive for years. My old Rampage II Gene was getting updates for like 4 years which is insane. Granted, it heavily depends on model and higher end ones get more, but still.
I think ASRock is better for long term support. They've updated boards 4+ years old. I don't see ASUS doing that commonly.
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CrAsHnBuRnXp
It's already out for my Z370-e as of 2018/07/06.
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Manu_PT
E-curbi said:
:roll: You cool bro, putting up with my 8086K OC ad infinitum/ad nauseam. LOL

I hereby cease and desist. :D

Although I may have some awesome 9900K results in a couple months. :)

My Batman rig.
Amazing results dude! Prolly the best I ever seen and with such cooler!

I´m more interested on i7 9700k tho. I don´t like Hyper Threading / SMT at all. It makes a lot of applications be slower and utilize the CPU in a uneficient way and 99% of the security flaws are on the HT portions of the chips. However a 6c/6t chip starts to lag behind more threads on a lot of stuff. So I think 8 core / 8 thread at 5ghz will be the perfect thing to me.

I just hope they also use soldered die on the 9700k as they will on the 9900k. Otherwise with the money and hassle I have to spend on a delid tool I rather buy the 9900k, turn HT off and call it a day LoL
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E-curbi
Manu_PT said:
Amazing results dude! Prolly the best I ever seen and with such cooler!

I´m more interested on i7 9700k tho. I don´t like Hyper Threading / SMT at all. It makes a lot of applications be slower and utilize the CPU in a uneficient way and 99% of the security flaws are on the HT portions of the chips. However a 6c/6t chip starts to lag behind more threads on a lot of stuff. So I think 8 core / 8 thread at 5ghz will be the perfect thing to me.

I just hope they also use soldered die on the 9700k as they will on the 9900k. Otherwise with the money and hassle I have to spend on a delid tool I rather buy the 9900k, turn HT off and call it a day LoL
Yea, the 9700K 8c/8t should be very interesting indeed. Can't wait to see the reviews up against both the 8086K and 9900K, it might very well be the "sweet spot" cpu.
:toast:

Was wondering why Intel didn't offer a 6c/12t processor for the 9000 Series with better performance than the 8700K and 8086K.

Either they've hit an efficiency speedbump at 6c/12t with the current architecture OR (and more likely) they want all marketing emphasis placed upon the new 9900K and 9700K 8-core skus, and a new 6c/12t simply didn't play nice in the product stack. LOL :D

9700K and 9900K are both soldered this time around, fairly certain that's already been established and definite so no delidding - no problemo. LOL :clap:
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