Asus has announced it's latest BIOS update UEFI, for its motherboards based on Intel H87 and B85 chipsets. The update allows users to unlock previously inaccessible overclocking features for 4th generation Intel Core processors. Prior, to the update, the overclocking features of new Haswell ‘K Series' processors could only be done with motherboards based on the Intel Z87 chipset. Now, however, performance enthusiasts can exploit the power of Haswell K Series processors using ASUS 8 Series motherboards.
The BIOS update is a free download for 10 ASUS motherboards - the H87-PRO, H87-PLUS, H87M-PRO, H87M-PLUS, H87M-E, H87I-PLUS, B85-PRO, B85-PLUS, B85M-E and B85M-G.
Once installed, the update enables frequency multiplier-based overclocking in one simple step for unlocked Intel K Series processors such as the Intel Core i7-4770K and Core i5 4670K. Also the update brings other features, including a ‘Last Modified' log which makes it easy to determine when and how a particular setting was changed and custom settings which can be saved to a 'favorites' list for rapid switching to suit different applications.
The company says, the newly enabled overclocking features for Intel Haswell K Series processors and the superior reliability of 5 X Protection technologies reaffirm the ASUS commitment to giving customers the best in PC performance at a price they can afford.
UEFI BIOS updates for ASUS motherboards based on Intel H87 and B85 chipsets can be downloaded from:
All ASUS motherboards based on Intel 8 Series chipsets feature 5X Protection technology for reliability and durability. DIGI+ VRM voltage regulation of the motherboards is said to enable precise digital control over power delivery to the processor for reduced energy consumption. The motherboards also feature Electrostatic-discharge guards that are said to protect sensitive components from electromagnetic interference. Moreover, the company claims the capacitors of the motherboards can withstand over 50 years of continuous use under typical operating conditions (at 65 degrees Centigrade).