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ASRock's BIOS updates for its 100 series mobos ensure Kaby Lake compatibility

By Lionell Go Macahilig - on 14 Oct 2016, 12:10am

ASRock's BIOS updates for its 100 series mobos ensure Kaby Lake compatibility

When motherboards with Intel 100 series chipsets, namely the Z170, Q170, H170, H110, and the B150, were launched, they were originally introduced as platforms prepped up for Intel’s 6th Generation Core (Skylake) processors. However, these boards, being equipped with LGA 1151 socket, are also capable of supporting the succeeding Intel 7th Generation Core (Kaby Lake) processors. When these boards were first introduced, compatibility was limited only to Skylake processors, hence, they might not work properly with Kaby Lake processors. Auspiciously, motherboard manufacturers recently released BIOS updates that will ensure 100% compatibility with the new processors. Earlier, ASUS and MSI already announced the availability of these BIOS updates, and now, hopping onto the bandwagon is ASRock.

ASRock motherboards that have BIOS updates for Kaby Lake compatibility include the Z170 Extreme7+, Z170 Extreme6+, Z170 Extreme6, Z170 Extreme4+, Z170 Extreme4, Z170M Extreme4, Z170 Extreme3, Z170 Pro4, Z170 Pro4S, Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6+, Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6, Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4, Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac, H170 Pro4, H170 Pro4S, H170M Pro4, B150M Pro4, Fatal1ty B150 Gaming K4, H110M-HDV, H110M-HDS R3.0, and the H110M-DVS R3.0. To download the BIOS updates, visit the following link from ASRock’s website.