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Microcode update coming soon for Asus X299 motherboards

Just a few days ago, intel announced it will be providing a microcode update in the BIOS of X299 motherboard to help improve overclocking capabilities of its new Core-X series processors and would be rolling out the new microcode very soon.

MSI was the first manufacturer to detail which motherboards from its X299 line-up would be getting the new BIOS update featuring the microcode update. Now Asus has outlined its X299 motherboards that will be upgraded to help improve overclocking the new Intel Core-X 10th generation high-end desktop processors.

Although MSI did not announce a specific date for release of the new BIOS featuring the microcode update, they did say it would be coming soon. However, Asus has been more specific with a comprehensive list outlining which motherboards will be updated and the date the updates will be available. Asus will be rolling out the updates in two waves starting from 13th December.

ASUS X299 Motherboard microcode update List:

Model BIOS Release Date
1st wave ROG RAMPAGE VI EXTREME ENCORE Dec 13, 2019
ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING II Dec 13, 2019
PRIME X299 EDITION 30 Dec 13, 2019
PRIME X299-A II Dec 13, 2019
2nd wave ROG RAMPAGE VI EXTREME OMEGA On or before Dec 31, 2019
ROG RAMPAGE VI EXTREME On or before Dec 31, 2019
ROG RAMPAGE VI APEX On or before Dec 31, 2019
ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING On or before Dec 31, 2019
ROG STRIX X299-XE GAMING On or before Dec 31, 2019
PRIME X299-DELUXE II On or before Dec 31, 2019
PRIME X299-DELUXE On or before Dec 31, 2019
PRIME X299-A On or before Dec 31, 2019
TUF X299 MARK 1 On or before Dec 31, 2019
TUF X299 MARK 2 On or before Dec 31, 2019

Asus states the microcode will include voltage-based overclocking functionality integration into the Intel X299 chipset, to provide improved overclocking results for Intel’s new Core i9-10980XE, 10940X, 10920X and 10900X HEDT processors. More information on the Intel microcode update can be found on the Intel support page.

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KitGuru says: A new microcode update to integrate voltage-based overclocking in X299 platforms should help enthusiast overclockers finely tune overclocks to extract a little bit of extra performance from the new Intel Core-X HEDT processors.

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