Intel Kaby Lake Support On All Asus 100 Series Motherboards Confirmed

Keith May
Posted Oct 8, 2016
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With the upcoming launch of Intel’s Kaby Lake line of processors for the mainstream market there have been many questions regarding motherboard and chipset support. With the rumored 200 series chipset coming the launch has left people wondering if we’ll see support for the Kaby Lake coming to the 100 series since they share the same 1151 pin socket.  MSI has already stepped out and made a positive announcement, now who else?  Good news, at least for Asus owners looking to upgrade from their Sky Lake CPU to a newer Kaby Lake CPU are in luck.  A simple UEFI update will bring all of these motherboards up to spec to support all of the upcoming chips.

 

Doing the update is simple enough and can be done either though a USB drive in the UEFI or can be done within Windows.  These BIOS updates can be found today via their update tab on the ASUS website.

 

Instant compatibility with next-generation Intel Core processors

All ASUS 100-series motherboards that include the ASUS USB BIOS Flashback feature allow users to apply UEFI BIOS updates with ease. For other ASUS 100-series motherboards the necessary UEFI BIOS update takes just one click in an easy-to-use Windows-based BIOS updater application, ASUS EZ Update, which is available to download from the ASUS website.

Users keen to take advantage of the power of the next generation of LGA1151 Intel Core processors should visit product support page via www.asus.com and download the relevant UEFI BIOS version today. The following ASUS 100-series motherboards can be updated for compatibility with the latest Intel CPUs:

A future BIOS update will further improve performance and functionality.

 

 

The Kaby lake architecture constitutes the “Optimization” stage of Intel’s PAO cadence.

Kaby Lake is looking to improve on what Sky Lake has already laid the foundation for.  One of those improvements is in efficiency that has allowed for higher clock speeds at the same TDP level, something greatly beneficial to those who would like a faster speed processor but lack the confidence in overclocking the CPU themselves.

Intel 7th Generation 'Kaby Lake' Desktop Lineup

SKU NameCores/ThreadsCore ClockBoost ClockL3 CacheTDPSocketPrice
Core i7-7700K4/84.2 GHz4.5 GHz8 MB91WLGA1151$349 US
Core i7-77004/83.6 GHz4.2 GHz8 MB65WLGA1151$309 US
Core i7-7700T4/82.9 GHzTBD8 MB35WLGA1151TBC
Core i5-7600K4/43.8 GHz4.2 GHz6 MB91WLGA1151$239 US
Core i5-76004/43.5 GHz4.1 GHz6 MB65WLGA1151$219 US
Core i5-7600T4/42.8 GHzTBD6 MB35WLGA1151TBC
Core i5-75004/43.4 GHz3.8 GHz6 MB65WLGA1151$189 (Pre-Order)
Core i5-7500T4/42.7 GHzTBD6 MB35WLGA1151TBC
Core i5-74004/43.0 GHz3.5 GHz6 MB65WLGA1151$189 US
Core i5-7400T4/42.4 GHzTBD6 MB35WLGA1151TBC
Core i3-7350K2/44.0 GHz4.2 GHz4 MB61W?LGA 1151$177 (Pre-Order)
Core i3-73202/43.9 GHz4.1 GHz4 MBTBDLGA 1151$166 (Pre-Order)
Core i3-73002/44.0 GHzTBD4 MB51WLGA1151$153 (Pre-Order)
Core i3-7310T2/43.4 GHzTBD3 MBTBDLGA1151TBC
Core i3-71002/23.9 GHzTBD3 MB35WLGA 1151$122 (Pre-Order)
Pentium G46202/43.7 GHzN/A3 MB51WLGA1151$98 (Pre-Order)
Pentium G46002/43.6 GHzN/A3 MB51WLGA 1151$87 (Pre-Order)
Pentium G45602/23.5 GHzN/A2 MB35WLGA 1151$68 (Pre-Order)
Pentium G39502/23.0 GHzN/A2 MB35WLGA1151$56 (Pre-Order)
Pentium G39302/22.9 GHzN/A2 MB35WLGA1151$45 (Pre-Order)

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