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ASUS ROG Maximus 4 GENE-Z GEN3 and P8Z68 GEN 3 Series Motherboards

ASUS ROG Maximus IV GENE-Z/GEN3 and P8Z68/GEN3 Series motherboards are the first motherboards in the industry with genuine compatibility for PCI Express 3.0 support. Lab-tested to confirm quality, reliability and performance for users wishing to upgrade to PCI Express 3.0 in the future, the new motherboards ship with upgraded hardware and native UEFI BIOS support for next generation Intel 22nm processors.

These motherboards are not only primed for today’s PCs that use PCI Express 2.0 hardware, but all future upgrades as well.

Compatibility Assured: ASUS ROG Maximus IV GENE-Z/GEN3 and P8Z68/GEN3 Series motherboards are pre-tested for PCI Express 3.0 compliance

PCI Express 3.0 is the next generation specification that boosts performance 2x from 16GB/s to 32GB/s over the same 16x physical connection. However this requires an upgraded set of components; including a motherboard with PCI Express 3.0 switching IC and a layout design that has completed compatibility testing to measure performance quality and link reliability, a next generation Intel 22nm CPU and a compatible UEFI BIOS. At the moment, only ASUS has committed itself to this assured QA process before shipping its motherboards, in order to guarantee consumer confidence in its products.

Existing ASUS motherboards receive a UEFI BIOS upgrade to support future Intel 22nm processors

Current non-SLI LGA1155 motherboards from ASUS can also take advantage of PCI Express 3.0. The list below details the minimum UEFI BIOS version that adds support for next generation Intel 22nm processors.

For additional information on ASUS PCI Express® 3.0 support, please visit: http://event.asus.com/2011/mb/PCIe3_Ready

PCI Express® 3.0 support model list

Chipset Model Name
Z68 Maximus IV GENE-Z/GEN3
P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3
P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
P8Z68-V/GEN3
P8Z68-V LE
P8Z68-V LX
P8Z68-M PRO
P67 P8P67
P8P67 (REV 3.1)
P8P67 LE
P8P67-M
P8P67 LX
H67 P8H67-M EVO
P8H67
P8H67-V
P8H67-M
P8H67-M PRO
Chipset Model Name
H61 P8H61 PRO
P8H61-M PRO
P8H61/USB3
P8H61 PLUS
P8H61
P8H61-V
P8H61-M LE/CSM
P8H61-M LE/USB3
P8H61-M LE
P8H61-M
P8H61-M LX PLUS
P8H61-M LX
P8H61-M EVO
P8H61 EVO

Future 22nm CPU ready model list

Chipset Model Name BIOS Version
Z68 Maximus IV Extreme-Z 0902
Maximus IV GENE-Z/GEN3 0302
Maximus IV GENE-Z 0902
P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 0301
P8Z68 DELUXE 0902
P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 0301
P8Z68-V PRO 0902
P8Z68-V/GEN3 0301
P8Z68-V 0902
P8Z68-V LE 0702
P8Z68-V LX 0602
P8Z68-M PRO 0502
P67 Maximus IV Extreme 2001
SABERTOOTH P67 2001
P8P67 DELUXE 2001
P8P67 EVO 2001
P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) 2001
P8P67 PRO 2001
P8P67 (REV 3.1) 2001
P8P67 2001
P8P67 LE 1101
P8P67 LX 0402
P8P67-M PRO 0901
P8P67-M 1501
Chipset Model Name BIOS Version
H67 P8H67-M EVO 2001
P8H67-V 0804
P8H67 1401
P8H67-M PRO 1104
P8H67-M 0803
H61 P8H61 EVO 0502
P8H61 PRO 0603
P8H61/USB3 0602
P8H61 PLUS 0602
P8H61-V 0801
P8H61 0602
P8H61-M EVO 0801
P8H61-M PRO 1001
P8H61-M LE/USB3 0801
P8H61-M LE 1001
P8H61-M LE/CSM 0801
P8H61-M 1102
P8H61-M LX PLUS 0501
P8H61-M LX 0601

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