ASRock Rolls Out BIOS Updates for New Stepping Intel CPUs
Ron Perillo / 6 months ago
New Stepping Intel 9th Gen CPUs Now Supported
ASRock is rolling out BIOS updates for their 300-series motherboard line in preparation for new Intel CPUs. This is not only for their high-end Z390 line, but other 300-series chipset boards as well. Including B360, H310 and H370 chipset motherboards.
These are still 9th Gen Intel processors. However, these are new stepping CPUs with a R0 id, instead of the P0 from existing 9th Gen CPUs. What these differences mean is not yet known for Intel, nor motherboard makers have disclosed it.
A stepping change can mean many different things. It could have minor fixes, or even enable higher clocks.
Which ASRock Motherboard and BIOS Versions Have the Update?
ASRock provides the following list below. Visit the product landing page and click on “support” to download the latest version.
|Board Name||BIOS Version|
|Z390 Taichi Ultimate||P4.00|
|Z390 Phantom Gaming 9||P4.00|
|Z390 Phantom Gaming 6||P4.00|
|Z390 Phantom Gaming 4||P4.00|
|Z390 Phantom Gaming SLI||P4.00|
|Z390 Phantom Gaming SLI/ac||P4.00|
|Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac||P4.00|
|Fatal1ty H370 Performance||P4.00|
|Fatal1ty B360 Gaming K4||P4.00|
|Fatal1ty B360M Performance||P4.00|
|B365 Phantom Gaming 4||P4.00|
|B365M Phantom Gaming 4||P4.00|
The new stepping Intel 9th Gen CPUs are expected to arrive sometime in Q2 2019.