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New BIOS 2001 12/20/2023 on Maximus XIII HERO Download Page

Thechin
Level 8

ROG MAXIMUS XIII HERO BIOS 2001

Version 2001
11.29 MB 2023/12/20

1. Improve system performance.
2. Update Intel security issue.
3. Updated Thunderbolt firmware to NVM 38.

Who wants to be the first scape goat and try it? 

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Saltgrass
Level 13

It installed OK on my system.  

I haven't yet gone in and reset all the settings. 

Maximus Z790 Hero,
Intel i9-13900k
Intel BE200

I'm not worried about the BIOS it's that it wantss you to make sure the Intel ME is up to date first. 

I instilled the Intel Chipset driver that was  released on 10/20/23, a period where there were 4 Intel Chipset or ME updates between 10/12-10/20 and it bricked my system and yup another WIndows 11 reinstall.

Then I read that Intel says you don't have to update chipset drivers because the way drivers are installed using the inf file hasn't changed in like 15 years.

Hello, sorry i'm new to this. Just bought the Asus Maximus XIII Hero and would like to flash BIOS before install windows 11. As you mentioned, have to install the Intel ME first, is that mean I have to install windows11 first then download the Intel ME and install before upgrade the BIOS to the latest version?

Thanks

PerpetualCycle
Level 13

Just a heads up.

For a 10900K this updates to CPU microcode F8 (which has been available for a while and I have tested), which has the Intel security fix, but kills performance. I am sure it is the similar for other processors. I am going to mod the BIOS with F4 microcode, then test it out.


ROG Hero XIII | 10900k @5.2 GHz | g.skill 2x32GB 4200 CL18 | ROG Strix 2070S | EK Nucleus 360 Dark | 6TB SSD/nvme, 16TB external HDD | 2x 1440p | Vanatoo speakers with Klipsch sub | Fractal Meshify 2 case

Thanks for the heads up, I'm on a 10900k and was wondering if this had the performance killer patch in it. If it is as bad as you say it is looks like I'm staying on 1903.

Does'nt Bios 1903 have the performance killing patch also? 

ASUS Maximus 13 Hero, Intel I9 11900k, EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 ULTRA


@sdmf74 wrote:

Does'nt Bios 1903 have the performance killing patch also? 


No. At least not for 10900K (though I am confident it is the same for others). FOr 10900k, 1903 = F4 microcode. 2001 = f8 microcode.


ROG Hero XIII | 10900k @5.2 GHz | g.skill 2x32GB 4200 CL18 | ROG Strix 2070S | EK Nucleus 360 Dark | 6TB SSD/nvme, 16TB external HDD | 2x 1440p | Vanatoo speakers with Klipsch sub | Fractal Meshify 2 case

PerpetualCycle
Level 13

I modified the BIOS to CPU microcode F4 and flashed it.  The Thunderbolt firmware was upgraded as part of the process.

My memory and CPU overclocks are working fine and performance is the same with the F4 microcode.  One issue I did notice right off is that I can't turn off the onboard graphics on my 10900K like I used to be able to. The BIOS setting just doesn't work and windows sees it no matter what and installs the driver. Anyone else experience this?


ROG Hero XIII | 10900k @5.2 GHz | g.skill 2x32GB 4200 CL18 | ROG Strix 2070S | EK Nucleus 360 Dark | 6TB SSD/nvme, 16TB external HDD | 2x 1440p | Vanatoo speakers with Klipsch sub | Fractal Meshify 2 case

I had my preferred graphics set to PEG and the on-board disabled and this used to disable the onboard graphics, now it doesn't. However if I set it the preferred to AUTO, now it works and the on-die graphics is  disabled.

So I am good with this BIOS ( with the mod to downgrade the firmware) and am keeping it. 


ROG Hero XIII | 10900k @5.2 GHz | g.skill 2x32GB 4200 CL18 | ROG Strix 2070S | EK Nucleus 360 Dark | 6TB SSD/nvme, 16TB external HDD | 2x 1440p | Vanatoo speakers with Klipsch sub | Fractal Meshify 2 case