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Are Z170 WS or Z170 Deluxe or Z170 Premium Intel SGX ready?

triffid
Level 7
I am sorry for duplicated thread. I posted the same question in another section already, but it probably belongs here, under Z170.

Motherboard manufacturers added Intel Software Guard Extensions option into BIOS only recently. It is never present in the initial BIOS release. Thus it is not easy to tell whether a mobo supports it or not unless you actually own the board with latest BIOS installed.

ASUS Z170 WS
https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z170-WS
ASUS Z170 Deluxe
https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z170-DELUXE
ASUS Z170 Premium
https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z170-PREMIUM

Are here any owners of Z170 WS or Z170 Deluxe or Z170 Premium? Can you confirm whether the latest BIOS 3401* offers Software Guard Extensions (SGX) Enable/Disable option or not? It should be under Advanced tab probably.
I asked the official tech support, of course, but I received no answer...

*3002 for Z170 WS

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seph13
Level 7
Z-170 Premium owner here and I can confirm Software Guard Extension option on latest BIOS 3401. Why are you curious about Z-170 instead of 270 if you don't mind me asking.

P.S.: If you want to help, you can download this utility from CyberLink website: www.cyberlink.com/prog/bd-support/diagnosis.do?&param3=5978
It will tell you whether your motherboard is UHD BD compatible or not. However you must connect your monitor via HDMI cable to the motherboard, not to a dedicated GPU. And the monitor must have HDMI 2.0 connector too. If not, the test will fail.

triffid
Level 7
Thank you for the message. You probably noticed the link in my signature. CyberLink PowerDVD 17 can now play Ultra HD Blu-ray discs. The playback ability depends on many factors and you must have specific hardware. The motherboard is the most important part. According to CyberLink, it must be a 200 series model, but we already discovered that some Z170's are compatible too. There are three requirements: HDMI 2.0 output HDCP 2.2 compliant and SGX allowed in BIOS. It is not easy to find out which mobo will work, these things aren't usually mentioned in Specifications. I decided to make a list of compatible motherboards for other people and this is why I am curious.

triffid
Level 7
OK, both Deluxe and Premium are confirmed. Any owner of Z170 WS, please? I know, it is a workstation model, not a typical ROG gaming board.

xeromist
Moderator
*Other dupe thread removed*
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