How to update ASUS motherboards affected by speculative execution vulnerabilities

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ASUS is aware of the Intel microcode vulnerabilities related to speculative execution and indirection branch prediction side channel analysis. We’re hard at work updating the affected platforms, which include ASUS and ROG motherboards for 6th-generation or newer Core processors, plus X99 and X299 boards built for Core X-series chips. If your system is one of those affected, we recommend downloading and installing the latest firmware from the motherboard’s support page, and also applying the latest Windows update for Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.

Some of our latest models, like those from the new Z370 series, can download and apply firmware updates automatically from within the UEFI using EZ Flash 3. Our EZ Update utility offers similar functionality in a convenient Windows application.  The most reliable way to update the firmware is with the USB BIOS Flashback feature available on select models; this method doesn’t require a CPU and can be run with just a PSU and USB drive connected to the motherboard.

Software also needs to be updated to mitigate the risk. To protect your system from Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, we recommend applying the relevant Windows update detailed in this Microsoft advisory. For more information on speculative execution microcode vulnerabilities, you can refer to Intel’s security advisory.

The table below lists the ASUS and ROG firmware revisions that include updated Intel microcode. It’s organized by chipset, but you can sort the results by clicking the column title and filter the results using the search bar. Check our official support site if you don’t see your motherboard listed, and see this post for information on fixes for ASUS workstation and server products.

ChipsetMotherboardUEFI BIOS
X299ROG RAMPAGE VI EXTREME1102
X299ROG RAMPAGE VI APEX1102
X299ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING1102
X299ROG STRIX X299-XE GAMING1102
X299PRIME X299-DELUXE1102
X299PRIME X299-A1102
X299TUF X299 Mark 11102
X299TUF X299 Mark 21102
Z370ROG MAXIMUS X FORMULA1003
Z370ROG MAXIMUS X APEX1003
Z370ROG MAXIMUS X CODE1003
Z370ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC)1003
Z370ROG MAXIMUS X HERO1003
Z370ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING606
Z370ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING606
Z370ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING606
Z370ROG STRIX Z370-H GAMING1003
Z370ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING (WI-FI AC)606
Z370ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING606
Z370PRIME Z370-A606
Z370PRIME Z370-P606
Z370Z370-DRAGON606
Z370TUF Z370-PRO GAMING1003
Z370TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING606
Z270ROG MAXIMUS IX EXTREME1204
Z270ROG MAXIMUS IX FORMULA1203
Z270ROG MAXIMUS IX APEX1203
Z270ROG MAXIMUS IX CODE1203
Z270ROG MAXIMUS IX HERO1203
Z270ROG STRIX Z270E GAMING1203
Z270ROG STRIX Z270F GAMING1203
Z270ROG STRIX Z270G GAMING1203
Z270ROG STRIX Z270H GAMING1203
Z270ROG STRIX Z270H GAMING/K11203
Z270ROG STRIX Z270I GAMING1001
Z270PRIME Z270-A1203
Z270PRIME Z270-AR1203
Z270PRIME Z270-K1002
Z270PRIME Z270-P1002
Z270PRIME Z270M-PLUS1002
Z270PRIME Z270M-PLUS/BR1002
Z270Z270-DRAGON1002
Z270TUF Z270 Mark 11203
Z270TUF Z270 Mark 21203
Z170ROG MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME3703
Z170ROG MAXIMUS VIII FORMULA3703
Z170ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA3703
Z170ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO3703
Z170ROG MAXIMUS VIII RANGER3703
Z170ROG MAXIMUS VIII GENE3703
Z170ROG MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT3703
Z170Z170-PREMIUM3703
Z170Z170-DELUXE3703
Z170Z170-PRO3703
Z170Z170-A3703
Z170Z170-AR3703
Z170Z170-E3703
Z170Z170M-E D32602
Z170Z170M-PLUS/BR3601
Z170Z170-K3601
Z170Z170M-PLUS3601
Z170Z170 PRO GAMING3601
Z170Z170 PRO GAMING/AURA3601
Z170Z170-P3601
Z170Z170-P D32602
Z170Z170I PRO GAMING3601
Z170SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 13703
Z170SABERTOOTH Z170 S3703
B150B150M-A/M.23601
B150B150M-C3601
B150B150M-C D3/BR2602
B150B150M-C/BR3601
B150B150 PRO GAMING3601
B150B150 PRO GAMING D32602
B150B150 PRO GAMING/AURA3601
B150B150M-A3601
B150B150M-D3601
B150B150M-D D32602
B150B150-A3601
B150B150M-ET3601
B150B150M-ET D32602
B150B150M-ET M23601
B150B150M-PLUS3601
B150B150M-PLUS D32602
B150B150M-K3601
B150B150M-K D32602
B150B150-PLUS3601
B150B150-PLUS D32602
B150B150-PRO3601
B150B150-PRO D32602
B150B150M-F PLUS3601
B150EX-B150M-V3601
B150EX-B150M-V33601
B150EX-B150M-V53601
B150PIO-B150M3601
B150B150M-A D32602
B150B150M-C D32602
B150B150M-V PLUS3601
B150EX-B150M-V5 D32602
B150EX-B150-V73601
B150B150M PRO GAMING1003
B150B150I PRO GAMING/AURA2602
B150B150I PRO GAMING/WIFI/AURA2602
B150TROOPER B150 D31003
B250B250 MINING EXPERT1001
B250B250M-D3V/M.21001
B250B250M-BASALT1001
B250B250M-D5H/SMB1001
B250B250M-DRAGON1001
B250B250M-PIXIU1001
B250B250M-KYLIN1001
B250B250-PRO GAMING1001
B250PRIME B250M-A1001
B250PRIME B250M-J1001
B250PRIME B250M-D1001
B250PRIME B250M-K1001
B250PRIME B250M-PLUS1001
B250PRIME B250-A1001
B250PRIME B250-PLUS1001
B250PRIME B250-PRO1001
B250ROG STRIX B250I GAMING1001
B250ROG STRIX B250G GAMING1001
B250ROG STRIX B250H GAMING1002
B250ROG STRIX B250F GAMING1002
B250B250M-C PRO1001
B250B250-MR813
B250B250-S816
B250EX-B250M-V1001
B250EX-B250M-V31001
B250EX-B250M-V51001
B250EX-B250-V71001
B250PIO-B250I1001
B250PRIME B250M-C1001
B250B250M-F PLUS1001
H270PRIME H270-PRO1002
H270PRIME H270-PLUS1002
H270ROG STRIX H270I GAMING1001
H270ROG STRIX H270F GAMING1002
H270PRIME H270M-PLUS1002
H170H170-PRO3601
H170H170M-PLUS/BR3601
H170H170M-E D32602
H170H170I-PRO3601
H170H170M-PLUS3601
H170H170 PRO GAMING3601
H170H170-PRO/USB 3.13601
H170H170-PLUS D32602
H170H170I-PLUS D32602
H110TROOPER B150 D31003
H110H110M-D3H/M.23601
H110H110M-A/M.23601
H110H110M-D3601
H110H110M-D3V3601
H110H110M-E3601
H110H110M-E/M.23602
H110H110M-F3601
H110H110M-K3601
H110H110M-K D32602
H110EX-H110M-V3601
H110E5201001
H110EX-H110M-V33601
H110H110-4S REV2.0802
H110H110I-CM-AA2602
H110H110I-PLUS3601
H110H110M-A/DP3601
H110H110M-C3601
H110H110M-C D3/BR2601
H110H110M-C/BR3601
H110H110M-C/HDMI3601
H110H110M-C/PS3601
H110H110M-C23601
H110H110M-C2/TF401
H110H110M-CS3601
H110H110M-CS X3601
H110H110M-CS/BR3601
H110H110M-D/Exper/SI3601
H110H110M-K X3601
H110H110M-KS2601
H110H110M-KS R12601
H110H110M-P/DVI2602
H110H110M-R3601
H110H110M-TS604
H110H110-PLUS3601
H110H110S13601
H110H110S23601
H110H110T3601
H110H110T-A3601
H110PRIME H110M23601
H110PRIME H110M2/FPT3601
H110PRIME H110M-P3601
H110H110M-A3601
H110H110M-A D32602
H110H110M-D D32602
H110H110M-E D32602
H110H110M-ET3601
H110H110M-PLUS3601
H110H110M-PLUS D32602
H110H110-4S607
H110H110I-PLUS D32602
H110H110I-PLUS D3/MS2601
H110H110M-C D32602
H110H110M-HS26
Q170Q170I-PLUS2601
Q170Q170M23601
Q170Q170M2/CDM/SI R2.03601
Q170Q170M-C3601
Q170Q170M-CM-B3601
Q170Q170S13601
Q170Q170T3601
Q170Q170T V23601
Q170Q170-4S611
Q170Q170M2/CDM/SI3601
Q270PRIME Q270M-C1001
Q270Q270M-CM-A1001
Q270Q270-S813
Q270POS-AIQ270DX225
X99ROG STRIX X99 GAMING1901
X99ROG RAMPAGE V EDITION 101901