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ROG MAXIMUS X HERO BIOS VER 1101 Feedback Thread

mr_allroy
Level 9
I just noticed this is on the ASUS US website. Has anyone tried it yet? I'm not feeling like being a guinea pig as "bios flashback" does not seem to work.

Anyways, let's keep this friendly and post our experiences with it.
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Same here! Before I make a Bios Update I like to know why I should make this update.

Lotzi
Level 7
BIOS 1101

Update Intel CPU microcode

Lotzi wrote:
BIOS 1101

Update Intel CPU microcode


Nothing is showing up on the website? do you have a link?

I flashed my Max X Hero to 1101 from 1003 using bios flashback on the I/O panel [renamed BIOS file to M10H.CAP as you are supposed to do]. The only difference I found so far is 1003 XMP would clock my Corsair Vengence RGB 3466MHz RAM to its full 3466MHz bandwidth. However, first and only run with 1101 it only went up to 3200MHz. Although manual setting RAM to 3466MHz and OC CPU to 5GHz is running stable thus far. I noticed a bit better sore with GPUPI - 1B [GPU benchmark], but that is more than likely coincidence, it was very marginal increase and I can not see how a microcode update and possibly any security fix would effect GPU performance.

jjxakergm
Level 7
What are you discussing here?! the BIOS version 1101 is a clone of version 1003.
1003 - 12/21/2017
1101 - 12/26/2017
Asus for some reason decided that after three months they had nothing to correct :mad:

jjxakergm wrote:
What are you discussing here?! the BIOS version 1101 is a clone of version 1003.
1003 - 12/21/2017
1101 - 12/26/2017
Asus for some reason decided that after three months they had nothing to correct :mad:



Not sup prized really, most were waiting for the microcode update (84). Although MS issued a patch with that microcode it was only applied at OS level and not through a firmware update.

jjxakergm wrote:
What are you discussing here?! the BIOS version 1101 is a clone of version 1003.
1003 - 12/21/2017
1101 - 12/26/2017
Asus for some reason decided that after three months they had nothing to correct :mad:


This is nonsense.....BIOS 1101 is dated 02/27/2018

emsir wrote:
This is nonsense.....BIOS 1101 is dated 02/27/2018

Where do you see this? I'm looking directly at the stamp in the code.
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Ah, well, I understand what's the matter. Asus again chudit...
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hi there,

the Bios runs just fine:

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Rgds
Carlyle

(FYI) These are the versions and dates for the Maximus X Hero (Wifi) edition.

So there's no real reason to upgrade from 1003 to 1101 then?

I think most customers understand that Intel is trying to mitigate/fix things from their end, but how much of performance penalty are (some) customers supposed to accept?
I know that we aren't exactly forced to update our BIOS, it's just that each time there's a BIOS update for the Maximus X Hero and the Maximus X Hero (Wifi), we read that some seem to have suffered a performance penalty in one of several areas. A few here even seem to have updated several times, reporting a performance penalty after each new version.

I, myself, noticed that my NVMe suffered a 5%(?) speed loss after upgrading from 0401, I think is was, to 1003. It's not an issue at all for someone like myself, though, seeing as I'm only using max. ~50% of my hardware's capacity while under "load", at the moment. That, however, is not to say that I, or anyone else for that matter, appreciate hardware running/working at less capacity than was advertised. We've all paid good money for the specific parts and speeds, whether we use their full potential or not.

Is it fairly probable that the upcoming BIOS update will reduce performance even further (at least for some)?
When would enough be enough?
How realistic is it to actually be infected/affected/targeted by Spectre and Meltdown at the moment? (isn't there a phase requiring physical access to hardware?)

I'm not complaining, merely wanting to learn more about this topic and what people's thoughts on this are 🙂