ASUS, ASRock, GIGABYTE and MSI On Core-X Series Microcode Update

👤by Michael Pabia Comments 📅02.12.2019 17:38:11


Intel together with its partner motherboard manufacturers including ASUS, ASRock, GIGABYTE and MSI work on the microcode update for voltage-based overclocking functionality on Intel’s new Intel Core X-series processors. Affected Intel processors include the Intel Core i9-10980XE, Intel Core i9-10940X, Intel Core i9-10920X, and Intel Core i9-10900X. The new voltage-based overclocking functionality to be integrated with the X299 chipset motherboards.

While Intel has already provided the microcode update to its partners, only MSI and ASUS have given an official statement on the availability of the new BIOS updates for the brand’s X299 motherboards. GIGABYTE and ASRock may not have released a statement regarding the availability of the new BIOS versions with the microcode update but downloads of the new BIOS version are available on the corresponding product page. EVGA is yet to release a statement as well as new BIOS versions containing the microcode update. Read more details below.




ASUS


ASUS released a schedule for the new BIOS version with the new microcode update. ASUS will be releasing two batches of BIOS updates, see schedule below:

1st Batch (December 13, 2019)
ASUS ROG RAMPAGE VI EXTREME ENCORE
ASUS ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING II
ASUS PRIME X299 EDITION 30
ASUS PRIME X299-A II

2nd Batch (December 31, 2019)
ASUS ROG RAMPAGE VI EXTREME OMEGA
ASUS ROG RAMPAGE VI EXTREME
ASUS ROG RAMPAGE VI APEX
ASUS ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING
ASUS ROG STRIX X299-XE GAMING
ASUS PRIME X299-DELUXE II
ASUS PRIME X299-DELUXE
ASUS PRIME X299-A
ASUS TUF X299 MARK 1
ASUS TUF X299 MARK 2

MSI


MSI stated that the current BIOS versions do support the Intel Core-X i9 10000 series processors. MSI will be releasing a new BIOS version based on the new Intel microcode that will maximize the overall performance of the Cascade Lake-X CPUs. MSI will be releasing new BIOS versions for the following models below:

MSI CREATOR X299
MSI X299 PRO 10G
MSI X299 PRO
MSI MEG X299 CREATION
MSI X299 XPOWER GAMING AC
MSI X299 GAMING M7 ACK
MSI X299 GAMING PRO CARBON AC
MSI X299 GAMING PRO CARBON
MSI X299 TOMAHAWK AC
MSI X299 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC
MSI X299 TOMAHAWK
MSI X299 SLI PLUS
MSI X299 RAIDER
MSI X299M GAMING PRO CARBON AC

ASRock

While ASRock did not officially announce the availability of new BIOS versions for its X299 motherboards, new BIOS version containing the microcode update are available at the product pages below:

ASRock X299 Taichi CLX
X299 Steel Legend
X299 Taichi
X299 Taichi XE
Fatal1ty X299 Gaming K6
Fatal1ty X299 Professional Gaming i9
X299E-ITX/ac
X299 Killer SLI/ac
X299M Extreme4
X299 Extreme4
X299 OC Formula

GIGABYTE


GIGABYTE is yet to release an official statement regarding the availability of new BIOS versions with the new microcode. Hence, new BIOS versions are now available for download at the corresponding product page of GIGABYTE’s X299 motherboards.

EVGA

EVGA is yet to release an announcement as well as the new BIOS versions with the microcode update.

Sources: Intel Newsroom, ASUS
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